Wood Dale

All material must be at the curb by 7:00am the day of service.

Collection Schedule

Monday: West of Wood Dale Road, except Bristol Park
Tuesday: East of Wood Dale Road, including Bristol Park

On May 1, 2017, Flood Brothers became the residential refuse, recycling and yard waste provider to the City of Wood Dale. We’re excited to be the newest service partner to Wood Dale residents. Flood Brothers is the oldest and largest family owned and operated solid waste collector in the Chicagoland area. Our family has been providing these services for over 85 years and has over 25 family members in the business today.

Refuse/Garbage Collection

Flood Brothers will provide a free 95-gallon refuse cart to each household receiving curbside refuse collection via exclusive franchise contract with the City. Alternate sizes are available for residents to switch out of the default 95-gallon size. Additional carts can be rented through Flood Brothers by contacting our office, a monthly rental fee will be applied. Residents have the option to utilize their own refuse containers, they must be properly contained in cans or bags, and not to exceed 35 gallons in size or 50 pounds in weight per can or bag, or large items that cannot be containerized. Refuse which is not readily storable in refuse containers will be collected by Flood Brothers if it is stacked neatly alongside of refuse containers on regular refuse collection days. There will be no limit on the number of containers placed out for collection by a given household, provided all containers meet the requirements above.


Flood Brothers will provide a 65-gallon recycling cart at no charge to each household receiving curbside refuse collection via exclusive franchise contract with the City. We will allow recycling materials to be comingled (i.e. plastic, glass, metal and paper products mixed together). Preparation requirements for households participating in the recycling program including: rinsing, removing labels, flattening, removing caps and lids, etc. can be found on our website. Alternate sizes are available for residents to switch out of the default 65-gallon size. Flood Brothers will have additional recycling carts available if requested by residents at no additional charge. Residents will be allowed to use additional containers with handles or if recycling materials are stacked neatly alongside of recycling containers on regular recycling collection days.

A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials can be found here.

Yard Waste

The yard waste collection service will be offered each year from April 1st through November 30th. In order for an approved yard waste or leaf container to be collected, each acceptable container must be properly designated with a City yard waste decal, which shall mean that it has a yard waste decal exclusively supplied by the City securely and visibly affixed. Paper yard waste bags may be used but need not bear a decal. There is no limit on the number of residential yard waste containers or bags placed out for collection by a given household, provided all containers and bundles are not in excess of the four (4) foot length requirement; bags containing unacceptable material, such as refuse or dirt; container is not overweight; and the like. Flood Brothers will have available at an additional monthly rental cost, a yard waste approved cart, please contact our office for delivery. Flood Brothers will collect brush and tree trimmings as long as the materials are bundled and secured with biodegradable twine or other acceptable material, and no more than four (4) feet in length and fifty (50) pounds in weight. Each branch shall not exceed two (2) inches in diameter, with the total diameter of the bundle not to exceed eighteen (18) inches.

Bulk Items

Flood Brothers will provide collection services for items which are too large to fit into an approved refuse container, but do not exceed, in total 50 pounds in weight. Examples include: discarded toys, crates, barrels, small tables, small chairs, etc. Flood Brothers will also provide collection services for items exceeding 50 pounds in weight. Examples include: sofas, tables, mattresses and dressers, etc.

White Goods

Flood Brothers will also provide collection services for white good items (i.e. appliances) exceeding 50 pounds in weight. Examples include: refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc.

Construction Materials

Flood Brothers will pick up small amounts of construction material that is in proper containers, not to exceed 35 gallons, weighing less than 50 pounds or bundled into 4-foot bundles not exceeding 50 pounds, and secured on both sides. The debris from small remodeling projects cannot exceed 2 cubic yards, the equivalent of 10 normal trash containers. This material will be picked up at no additional charge to the resident. In the event large amounts of construction materials are placed at the curb, which exceeds 2 cubic yards, the resident is responsible to arrange a special pick-up for the removal and disposal of those materials by contacting our office, an additional charge for collection will apply.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste products are flammable, toxic, corroisive or reactive and pose a harmful threat or damage to the environment when disposed of improperly. Items such as paint, household batteries, pesticides, poisions, cleaning solvents, tainted gasoline, used oil and other automotive products are considered to be hazardous waste and should not be included with your regular garbage for disposal. For information regarding proper disposal please check the DuPage County website at www.dupageco.org/Waste.

E-Waste (Electronic) Collection

The U.S. Environmental 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 ground water and present additional environmental concerns. Illinois State Law bans electronic waste in landfills. Under this state law, electronic waste cannot be collected with household refuse/waste.

E-waste items banned from the landfill include:

  • Cable receivers
  • Computer mice
  • Computer monitors
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cable box
  • DVD players
  • DVRs
  • Fax machines
  • Keyboards
  • Laptop computers
  • MP3 players
  • Notebook computers
  • Printers
  • Recorders
  • Satellite receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small scale servers
  • Televisions
  • Video Consoles

Please contact Flood Brothers customer service at (630) 261-0578 during business hours to schedule an e-waste collection or click here to Request a Quote. An extra fee applies.

Office Hours

Our office hours are 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday and 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays. Our offices are closed on the holidays listed in the Holiday Schedule.

Holiday Schedule

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.

Flood Brothers will NOT collect on the following holidays:


Christmas Tree Collection

Holiday greenery must have all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails removed before being placed out at the curb for pickup. Holiday Greenery Collection is FREE OF CHARGE the first TWO weeks in January.

Back Door Service Collection Option

As an optional, convenience-driven service to our customers, Flood Brothers offers a back door collection service. An additional fee will apply for this service, also the service is only for refuse collection at a resident’s back door. Please contact our office to enroll in back door service.


The City of Wood Dale will continue to bill residents on their water bill, additional services by Flood Brothers will be billed direct (additional toters, back door service and E-Waste collection).

City of Wood Dale Quick Reference / 2024 Rates

Additional Refuse Toter Rental                        $2.15 per month

Yard Waste Toter Rental                                   $2.15 per month

Additional Recycling Toter Rental                    Free

Back Door Refuse Service Collection               $15.00 per month*

Electronics Recycling Curbside Collection      $20.00 per collection (max. 6 items)*

Senior Rate for Customers 65+ years             15% off monthly service**

Flood Brothers Pink Cancer Cart                     $68.00 for purchase***

*Contact Flood Brothers at (630) 261-0578 to request service
**Contact City Hall to register
***A portion of purchase price to be donated to local American Cancer Society Chapter

Dumpster Rental

Cleaning out an attic, crawl space or garage? Remodeling? Getting ready to move? Flood Brothers makes it easy with many sizes of dumpsters for rent.

Call (630) 261-0578 to find out more. Or click here to Request a Quote

Vacation Policy:

Residents are required to notify Flood Brothers prior to going on vacation. There is a 30 day minimum and no maximum (within one calendar year) in order to receive credit. Residents must supply a start and return date prior to their departure. Any balance must be paid in full before vacation status is applied. Credit will be applied upon return. No credit will be issued if Flood Bros Disposal is notified after the fact.