Elmwood Park


Flood Brothers Disposal will provide each single-family with a 65 or 95-gallon refuse cart for weekly collection. If you have extra garbage that will not fit in your can, please place the extra garbage in a small personal container. Please do not pile up extra bags on the ground. This will help prevent rodents and other animals from getting into the garbage. Additional container must not exceed 50 pounds in weight.


Each single-family home is issued a village owned 65-gallon recycling cart for weekly collection. Please call Village Hall at 708-452-3900 to order a recycling cart.

Flood Brothers Disposal will allow recycling materials to be co-mingled (i.e. plastic, glass, metal, and paper products mixed).


Flood Brothers Disposal will provide yard waste collection from April 1st through December 1st on the same day as refuse and recycling collection each week.

All yard waste shall be placed in a plastic or metal container with a tight cover, or a biodegradable kraft bag, of a size no larger than 35-gallons and not exceeding 50-pounds. The container should be marked yard waste or with a red X or triangle on it.

We will accept and collect all bundles of brush or limbs, providing the bundles do not exceed a weight of fifty (50) pounds per bundle, are not more than four (4) feet long, are not more than two (2) feet in diameter, do not contain limbs greater than three (3) inches in diameter and are tied with twine or string.


Flood Brothers Disposal will collect bulk items on refuse collection day at no charge if item is less than 50 pounds. Items that weigh more than 50-pounds will also require residents to contact our office 24 hours ahead of time to arrange for special collection. Items that are considered bulk items: mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, and other discarded furniture, rolls of carpet, (must be rolled, taped, or tied and no longer than 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter and 50-pounds in weight). Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped.


Flood Brothers Disposal will provide a special collection for live Christmas trees during January.


Flood Brothers Disposal will also provide collection services for white good items (i.e. appliances). Examples include refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, air conditioners, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc. We ask that you remove the doors from any refrigerator and freezer. After the items are collected, Freon is safely removed (if present) and appliances are recycled. Appliances must be empty. Residents will be required to call our office 24 hours before collection to schedule the pickup.


Flood Brothers Disposal would inform residents to reach out to our office when possible hazardous waste material may need to be disposed of. We will work with the residents to find the best solution for disposal with the assistance of Cook County Recycling programs.


The following items are considered construction debris: drywall, rocks, excessive carpeting, doors, paneling, concrete, lumber, cabinets, and fixtures. All items must be placed in bags, plastic cans, and maximum 32-gallon containers, all of which cannot exceed 1 cubic yard and 50-pound weight limit. For an estimate of a construction debris collection, please contact our office. There is a $15.00 per yard (two-yard minimum) charge for collection service. Flood Brothers Disposal has roll-off dumpsters available for larger projects.


As of May 1, 2024 NEW collection days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Residents who were previously serviced on Mondays will now be serviced on Fridays.

All materials (refuse, recycle materials and yard waste) will be collected on the same day, once per week on service day. Please have carts out for collection by 6am on scheduled collection day.


If a holiday falls on a weekday or Sunday, (if holiday falls on Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday) and your regularly scheduled pickup is on or after the holiday, your pickup will be delayed by one day.

The following is a list of observed holidays:

New Year's Day      Memorial Day           Independence Day

Labor Day                Thanksgiving Day     Christmas Day

Ex. If a holiday falls on a Friday, garbage will be picked up on Saturday.


Billing will be done through the Village of Elmwood Park's water bill. Special collections will be billed directly to residents by Flood Brothers Disposal.


The Village's drop-off site for accepted electronic items is conveniently located at the Public Works Department, 7330 W Fullerton Avenue Electronics are only accepted weekdays from 7am-3 pm for residents. Please call 708-452-3945 for more information.

The U.S Environment Protection Agency states electronic waste is now the fastest-growing segment of our nation's waste. Electronic waste, from computers to TVs, contain toxic materials such as lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc, and other potentially harmful chemicals. The EPA warns when electronics that contain these materials are not recycled or are not disposed of properly; the hazardous chemicals can contaminate the groundwater and present additional environmental concerns.

The State of Illinois electronic waste landfill ban is now a state law. Under this state law, electronic waste cannot be collected with household refuse/waste.