Need to look up your collection day?

Visit the Trash Collection Schedule Map and enter your address.

Where do I put my cart and when?

Your trash cart will be emptied every week. Trash may be set out as early as 3 pm the day before pickup but must be out by 6 am on your scheduled pickup day to avoid missing a collection.

After pickup, move the trash cart from the curb or alley within 24 hours. It needs to be placed in your garage or alongside your house or garage. Carts cannot be in front or back of your house. Your cart should never be left on the street, sidewalk or right-of-way.

Do you need a trash cart?

  1. Visit the page to Sign Up for Trash Cart. Or call Public Works at 309-494-8800.
  2. You can use your own container of less than 45 gallons, with a tight-fitting lid and handles, or black trash bags if you have additional trash for collection. Containers or trash bags should weigh less than 50 pounds. There are no additional charges for using additional trash containers or trash bags.
  3. Trash cart damaged/missing? Fill out the form on the Sign Up for Trash Cart page.

Holiday Pickup

Your regularly scheduled collection day will be delayed a day if it falls on or after the following federal holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Bulky Waste Collection

Trash Cart and chairBulky waste is defined as items too large to fit inside your trash cart such as furniture, mattresses, building materials and other oversized items. If you have bulky waste, you may call GFL at 309-688-0760 to let them know your address, but you are not required to. GFL will pick-up your bulky waste regardless of prior notice. Then, simply place these items next to your cart (with three feet of separation) at your curb or alley on your scheduled pickup day. No loose items will be collected.

Note: If it can be placed in a bag, bag it. Bulky items do not include electronics or tires.

Using Your Trash Cart

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