The Village of Worth currently contracts with Allied Waste / Republic Services to provide residential recycling and waste hauling services. For more information, please contact 708-385-8252 or visit Republic Services.
The service day is Monday. Please place you toters at your pick up point with the handles facing your house, and please make sure that all household garbage is out for pickup by 6:30 a.m.
Please be sure not to put your garbage cans out before 6 p.m. on Sundays, and please be sure to return your cans back to their proper area every Monday. The Village has been receiving many complaints of neighbors leaving their garbage cans out for days. Be a good neighbor!
Our governor has signed into law, Senate Bill 2106, which prohibits electronic waste from going to the landfill. A list of these items are as follows:
Cable satellite receivers
CD ROM / ZIP / Tape drives
Copy / Fax / Scanner machines
Covered electronic devices
Digital converter boxes
Hand held games
VCR, DVD, Laser Disc Players
Palm Organizers, Handheld Games
Video Game Players
Therefore, we are not allowed to throw these items away in our trash. There are some substantial fines and penalties that are part of this legislation if this law is broken. The following are websites that give you locations of where these items may be taken to:
You can also call the EPA at 312-353-2000 to find additional locations.
Yard waste service is provided from April 1 through November 30. Yard waste can be placed at your pickup point in either brown Kraft Paper Bags, or in your own containers that cannot exceed 35 gallons in size, or 40 pounds in weight. These containers must have a sticker saying "Yard Waste Only," which can be obtained at no charge from the village hall.
Bring your newspaper, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, school paper, notebooks and folders to the Midwest Paper Retriever bin located at our Public Works facility, 10934 S. Neenah Ave.
Recycling services will be provided every other week, For dates, please see our schedule (compliments to resident, Frank Hirsch, for making the schedule) or they can be found on our calendar. Toters cannot be contaminated with trash! A sticker notifying the resident of contamination will be placed on the toter.
Acceptable Recycling Items
Aluminum and tin
This program gives you incentives to recycle by providing discounts to local merchants and grant funds for community development. Visit Republic Gives Back for more information.
Toters Both the trash and recycling toters are the property of Republic Services. That means if you ever have a problem with either of your toters, all you have to do is call our customer service department at 708-385-8252 and they will be happy to switch out the toter for you. If you decide to move from your current home, the toter should remain for the next resident.