Waste Management

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Leyden Trash collection is handled by Allied Waste/Republic Services, formerly BFI.

New garbage rates for Unincorporated Leyden residential property effective April 1, 2019 is:

Regular Rate $29.27
Senior Freeze Rate: $27.00

Cart Problem

Broken or missing cart, call (847) 455-8616 or email Please let us know if it is a waste or recycle cart and if it is broken or missing.

Solid Waste Guidelines Household Waste Collection

Unlimited amounts of household refuse provided it is in approved containers. Containers should be no larger than 32-gallons and be placed at the curb by 6 A.M. on collection days. (Fully enclosed garbage bags are also acceptable.) Reusable containers must have handles.

*Regular Collection Day is Tuesday.

When a recognized holiday falls on a Sunday through Friday, service is delayed until Saturday. New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas are recognized holidays.

Large Bulk Items/Appliances/Construction Debris

Bulky items and large appliances are also included in the program. Carpeting should be rolled and bundled. Bundles should be limited to four feet in diameter and six feet in length. Bundles should weigh no more than 50 pounds.

Small amounts of construction material will also be collected. Construction material should be no longer than four feet in length or width and neatly prepared. Bundles and individual pieces should weigh no more than 50 pounds each.

Large quantities of construction material will require a special pickup. Please call Allied Waste Services at (708) 345.7050 in advance to make arrangements for an estimate and special collection or roll off container.


Recycling is collected at the curb on the regular service day. Material should be set out in recycling bins. Paper and non-paper materials should be separated by placing paper material in a paper bag, a second bin, or by placing paper and non-paper materials next to or above and below each other. Cardboard boxes should be flattened. The maximum size of cardboard pieces is two feet by two feet. A list of materials collected is attached. Please do not use plastic bags.

Yard Waste

Yard waste is collected from April through November. Material should be placed out in biodegradable paper bags or marked garbage cans no larger than 32-gallons. Please do not use plastic bags, they will not be accepted. Garbage cans used for yard waste should be marked with the word "Yard Waste" in large letters, a large 'X" or the abbreviation "YW". Markings should be visible from the street. Dirt, soil, rocks and stones are NOT considered yard waste. Unincorporated Residents Only.

Electronic Recycling

The following pertains to those items not accepted for normal trash pick-up.

By State Law. It is illegal to place TVs, radios, computers, monitors and other electronic devises out for garbage pickup. Unincorporated Leyden Township Residents Only. Electronic devices can be dropped off at the Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:30pm. This program for Unincorporated Leyden Township residents only.

Accepted Household Items

  • Vacuum cleaner (without bag), Carpet sweepers (corded or Rechargeable), Blenders (Without Glass), Mixers, Coffee makers, Bread makers, Fryers, Irons, Food sealing equipment, Electric knives, Shaving equipment, Hair cutters, Hair dryers, Electric Tooth brushes, Holiday Lights, Massagers, Radios, Clocks, Heaters, Fans, Cameras, Phones, Remotes, Toaster Ovens, Microwaves, Metal tools (electric drills, screwdrivers, small saws, sanders, etc.) and Curling Irons.

Accepted Electronic Items

  • Computers, Laptops, Servers, CRT Monitors, LCD Monitors, Printers, TV’s, Fax/ Scanners, DVD Players, Stereos, VCR’S, Video Game Consoles, Mouse, Keyboards, PDAs, Cell Phones, All Computer Parts, MP3/IPods/etc., Phones, UPS Batteries, Copiers, Typewriters, Cash Registers, Networking Equipment, Satellite Dishes, Cable Boxes, DVD players, VCRs, Computer Peripherals, All types of external drives and Projectors.

Non-Accepted Items

  • White Goods (Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, etc.) Freon Containing Items, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Light Bulbs, Liquids, Items containing Liquids Household Batteries: AA, AAA, D, C, etc. Lithium Batteries andVHS and Cassette Tapes.

Recycling Saves Money and Our Environment