Refuse & Recycling
The city is currently contracted with Flood Brothers for refuse, yard-waste, and recycling disposal. Trash pickups are regularly scheduled on Fridays of each week.
In the event of a holiday, trash pickups will occur one day later following these holidays: New Year’s Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas Day
Flood Brothers Brochure
Single family homes receive unlimited garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection.
Townhouses and multi-family buildings receive unlimited garbage and recycling.
Garbage and recycling cart sizes can be changed out free of charge before September 29, 2019.
Further information on additional services such as additional carts, two day a week collection, or bulk pickups, please contact Flood Brothers directly at 630-261-0578 to make accommodations.
For questions regarding the transition to Flood, please contact Assistant Administrator Peter Falcone at 847-398-6070 ext. 206.
View more information about residential waste and recycling.
Battery Collection Discontinued
SWANCC Pharmaceutical/Sharps Disposal
SWANCC sponsors a collection/disposal program for expired or unused medications and sharps, and provides a proper collection container for needles. Recent research by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey revealed that there are a substantial amount of antibiotics and steroidal hormones in rivers, lakes and wells caused by people flushing their medications down the toilet or putting them down the sink. Additionally, sharps can cause needle-sticks and health issues if thrown away in the garbage or put in the water system.
Residents are asked to leave their medications in the original containers and to mark out their personal information. No over-the-counter liquid medications will be accepted. No commercial or institutional waste will be accepted. Please note that SWANCC residents are able to participate in any drop-off location.
To dispose of controlled substances, please refer to Save A Star drop-off locations or DEA Take-Back Days. Please refer to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's list of regulated pharmaceutical controlled substances.
SWANCC Medication and Sharps Disposal Guidelines
Electronics Recycling and Document Destruction Events
Local Municipalities along with the assistance of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County have scheduled electronics recycling and document destruction events throughout the year. Click for the SWANCC website.
No materials will be accepted from businesses or schools.
Typical documents to shred include medical forms, bank statements, personal files and retired tax forms. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, NO BINDERS. Residents will be limited to six file-size boxes or paper shopping bags per vehicle. NO PLASTIC BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Acceptable Items for Electronic Recycling
The following items will be accepted for recycling at SWANCC’s drop-off programs. Items in BOLD are banned from the landfill and must be recycled.
Computers (Desktops, Notebooks, Tablets)
Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs)
Power Tools or Cords
Printers (Multi-function Printers)
Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders)
Stereo Equipment (no wood)
Televisions (All Types)
Video Game Consoles
If you have any questions regarding recycling in the City of Prospect Heights, please go online to www.SWANCC.org or contact City Hall at 847-398-6070 ext. 206.