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Refuse / Recycling

You have a uniform container recycling and trash collection program offered by your solid waste disposal provider, NuWay Disposal. Under this program, each single-family home and townhome unit is assigned a brown 95 gallon container with wheels for trash and a green 64 gallon container with wheels for recyclable materials

Both containers have lids to prevent wind from blowing trash and recyclable materials
throughout the community while the containers are waiting to be emptied by NuWay. New residents will have a recycling cart delivered to their home within four weeks after establishing their water and sewer service with the Village.

Refuse is collected every Tuesday and recycle pick-up is every other Tuesday.  Containers may be placed at the curb the night before or for early risers the morning of garbage day.  Containers should be taken away from the curb after Tuesday pickup and stored somewhere in, behind or alongside your house or garage.

Printable 2017 Recycling Calendar

Refuse Rates
As of August 1, 2016

Single Family
 Monthly Rate
 $17.60 $15.67 $12.14
 Senior Rate
 $16.74 $14.81  

Curbside Residential Recycling

The following items are acceptable recycling materials:

  • Clear, brown, or green
  • No window panes or light bulbs
  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Steel cans
  • Newspaper
  • Glossy magazines or catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • Two-liter bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Laundry detergent bottles
  • Any type  plastic except #6 
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cookie / cracker boxes
Corrugated Cardboard
  • Brown boxes (must be broken down)

For a comprehensive list of curbside recycling guidelines, please click here.

Yard Waste

For more information on yard waste & branch disposal or where you can purchase yard waste stickers, please click here.

Electronic Recycling

For information on Mokena's electronic recycling program, please click here.

For detailed information on Electronic Recycling in Will County, please click here.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous or medical waste, please click here.

Hard to Handle Items

For more information on how to dispose of bulk items, appliances, or other hard to handle items, please click here.

Village of Mokena • 11004 Carpenter Street • Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 479-3900 • FAX (708) 479-4844