The City of Joliet has contracted with Waste Management, Inc., to provide collection service for garbage, recyclables, and landscape waste (during season) throughout the City of Joliet. For more information on Waste Management’s procedures and to see their holiday calendar visit their website by clicking the button below.

For garbage, recycling and yard waste questions, contact Waste Management Customer Service Center at 815-280-7854 or live chat with them at (scroll towards the bottom and click on CHAT and enter your information).  Chat is available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday only.  Customer Service Center is available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,  Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more detailed information about the City of Joliet ’s Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Program – Download a flyer in English or in Spanish.

Yard Waste  Yard waste pickup will resume on March 13, 2023 and will end the week of December 4-8, 2023.  Yard waste is picked up weekly on the same day as garbage and recycling.

Remodeling? Waste Management can provide 10, 15, 20, or 30 cubic yard containers for your home improvement project. Call Waste Management customer service department at 815-280-7854 for a quote.  Additionally, Waste Management has provided 100 bagsters to the City of Joliet for its residents for free.  One bagster per household until they run out are available at 150 W. Jefferson St (City Hall), Joliet, IL 60432.  Bagsters normally cost approximately $30 at local hardware stores and they are 3 cubic yards.   This is ideal for small construction projects and cleanouts.  Citizens will still be required to pay the cost of pickup, which is approximately $176 (prices subject to change).  Citizens would need to call 1-877-789-2247 to arrange for the bagster to be picked up.  If you were to get a dumpster this size it would cost approximately $300 (prices subject to change).

Medications (unused, expired or unwanted) Medication should NEVER be discarded down the drain or thrown into the garbage. Unused, expired and unwanted medication is a health and safety risk, as well as a potential threat to waterways. Drop off locations for medications are located at several locations in Joliet and in Will County.

Residents should research to make sure the medication(s) you are trying to discard qualify for drop off at any of the locations prior to dropping off.   For locations and more information, please click here.

Moving? Garbage and Recycling carts are the property of Waste Management. Please leave the garbage and recycling carts for the next resident. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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