Program Cost

2020 Rates

Residents receive a monthly bill for trash collection included as part of their water bill.

  • Residential household cost - $18.11 per household per month *includes 2020 rate freeze for base service, plus $1.35/month increase for enhanced At Your Door service
  • Condo / Townhome cost - $13.52 per household per month *includes 2020 rate freeze for base service, plus $1.35/month increase for enhanced At Your Door service
  • Disposal sticker cost - Each disposal sticker costs $3.05. Each appliance sticker costs $33.76

Senior Cart Program

Eligibility Required

Seniors that qualify for Kane County or Cook County “Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemptions” are eligible for a 35-gallon garbage cart at a reduced monthly rate (10% discount monthly). 

Seniors may register for this service in person at the City Hall Cashier’s Desk, located at 150 Dexter Court, or by emailing application to elgin311@cityofelgin.org and must provide proof of eligibility. 

Eligible seniors live in an owner-occupied home, are 65+ years old and have an annual income below $65,000.

Proof of Eligibility:

  • Qualified tax bill from respective county showing you are currently receiving the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption
  • Government issued identification card with proof of residency

Once approved, the reduced rate will be on the following month’s water bill and Waste Management will deliver a 35-gallon cart with a black lid on your regular collection day. 

*No changes will be made to qualified seniors’ recycling carts or services.

*This program differs from the regular 35-gallon cart option, as it does NOT allow participants to place out an extra waste item each week.