Garbage & Recycling

Both Sides of City

The City of Elgin provides a comprehensive solid waste program designed to encourage recycling and waste reduction to reduce litter in our neighborhoods. WM, formally known as Waste Management, is the city's current waste hauler within city limits. Kane County also offers information about recycling programs in the area, which can be found by visiting Kane County Recyclables.

Latest News

  • Community Survey: The City of Elgin recently completed a community survey regarding waste, recycling and organics services. This survey was an important step to help begin work on request for proposals for a new contract, which will start in 2025. View survey results.
  • Christmas Tree Collection: Christmas trees will be collected free of charge by Waste Management on regular refuse/recycling collection days from December 26 through the second week of January. After the second week of January, a refuse sticker is required to dispose of Christmas trees. For more information, contact 311 at 847-931-6001.