Refuse and Recycling Services

The Village contracts with Advanced Disposal to provide refuse, recycling, landscape waste, and organic collection for all single-family and many multi-family properties.

Contacting Advanced

For missed pickups, service requests, or other issues, contact Advanced during their regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 847-272-4145 or by email at northbrookIL@advanceddisposal.com.

Residents may contact the Village regarding concerns via GONorthbrook.

Refuse Container Sizes and Rates

Residents can select a 35, 65, or 95-gallon refuse container to best suit their household’s needs. Residents who select a 95-gallon container can dispose of one bulk item, one yard of building material, four rolls of carpet, or four extra refuse bags per week for no additional cost. Residents who select a 35 or 65-gallon container can dispose of one bulk item per week at no additional cost; all other items (including extra refuse) require stickers.

Residents can switch container sizes free of charge until November 1. After November 1, 2018, residents can change container sizes once every twelve months free of charge. Additional container swaps will cost $25. 

Service rates listed below are effective September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2019; two percent annual rate increases will occur every other year beginning September 1, 2019.  Residents are billed for services quarterly. 

Refuse Cart SizeMonthly Rate
Curbside - 1x/week
35-gal$14.75
35-gal (senior discount)$13.28
65-gal$15.75
65-gal (senior discount)$14.18
95-gal$16.96
95-gal (senior discount)$15.26
Backdoor - 1x/week
35-gal$27.53
35-gal (senior discount)$24.78
65-gal$28.53
65-gal (senior discount)$25.68
95-gal$29.53
95-gal (senior discount)$26.58
Curbside - 2x/week
35-gal$24.45
35-gal (senior discount)$22.01
65-gal$25.45
65-gal (senior discount)$22.91
95-gal$26.45
95-gal (senior discount)$23.81
Backdoor - 2x/week
35-gal$34.98
35-gal (senior discount)$31.48
65-gal$35.98
65-gal (senior discount)$32.38
95-gal$36.98
95-gal (senior discount)$33.28


Recycling Program

Residents can use a personal container or select a 65 or 95-gallon recycling container, regardless of the selected refuse cart size. Additional recycling carts are available for rent for $2.02/month.

Advanced Disposal’s single stream recycling program accepts common household items like paper, metal, most plastics, and glass. Under State law, Advanced cannot collect certain items like electronics. To see how to recycle many common household items, see the "How Do I Recycle This?" Guide.

Electronics Recycling

Electronics are accepted at the Fleet Garage behind Village Hall (1227 Cedar) on the first Tuesday and Saturday of each month. Tuesday hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Electronics cannot be disposed of in your regular trash or recycling.

Compost and Yard Waste Options

Residents wishing to compost can select a year-round subscription for a 35-gallon ($125/year) or 95-gallon ($140/year) container. With the subscription, Advanced Disposal will collect yard waste and compost weekly from April - November and every other week from December - March. Subscribers can place overflow in plastic/metal containers or Kraft-type bags for no extra charge. 

Acceptable Compost Items:

  • Fruits & vegetables (cooked or raw) - including unpainted holiday pumpkins
  • Dairy & eggs including egg shells - no liquids
  • Breads, grains, pasta, and cereal (cooked or raw, non-meat sauce is okay)
  • Coffee grounds & filters, teabags
  • Food-soiled paper bags, newspaper, paper towels, pizza boxes, and uncoated paper plates

The compost program does not include raw or cooked meats, animal bones, or pet waste. Learn more about composting here.

Residents not interested in the subscription service can dispose of compost and yard waste from April - November using plastic/metal containers or Kraft-type bags and stickers. Stickers are available at Village Hall and local grocery and home/garden stores.

Residents choosing to compost are encouraged to use a plastic or metal container instead of the Kraft-type bags. This will reduce the possibility of attracting wildlife. 

Collection Information

Use the Know Your Neighborhood Tool to check your assigned collection day(s). Collection days are listed under "Local Services."

Pick-ups take place between 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Containers must be out before 6:30 a.m. For backdoor service, make sure containers are outside and accessible (i.e. any gates are unlocked, etc.). Residents may place containers outside up to 12 hours before collection and must return containers to the rear or side of the home within 12 hours of pickup.

Holiday Collection

During the weeks when News Years Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day fall, service will be delayed by one day for residents with normal collections following the holiday. For example, if New Years Day falls on a Tuesday, collections be delayed one day that week for all customers who receive their service Tuesday through Friday.

Senior Discount

Advanced Disposal offers a 10% discount to customers over the age of 65. The senior citizen discount is available to qualifying customers who request the discount. Contact Advanced Disposal at 847-272-4145 to sign up.

Hardship Program

Residents who are physically unable to bring containers to the curb and do not live with someone who can bring containers to the curb may apply for the hardship program. Hardship customers receive weekly backdoor service at the weekly curbside rate. The program applies to both refuse and recycling.

To apply, residents can contact the Village Manager’s office at 847-664-4010. The Village will review each request on a case-by-case basis.