As a part of the City's solid waste and recycling collection services provided by Advanced Disposal, food scraps are now included in the pick-up program. This is a service that is free-of-charge to Yorkville residents. Please note the specifics of the program as outlined below.
Advanced Disposal will start collecting acceptable food scraps mixed with yard waste starting July 1, 2017. The food scraps can be mixed in the yard waste, and will be collected in the same truck as regular yard waste every year.
The following items are acceptable:
Fruits and Vegetables including unpainted holiday Pumpkins
Dairy and Eggs, including Egg Shells - BUT NO LIQUIDS
Breads, Grains, Pasta and Cereal
Coffee Grounds and Filters, Teabags
NOT Acceptable Items
The following items are NOT acceptable:
No Meat, Poultry, or Seafood
No Bones or Shells
No Fats, Grease or Oil
No Paper Plates, or other Service Ware
No Plastic, Styrofoam, Glass, Metal, Diapers, or Pet Waste
Residents are advised to use care when mixing items that may cause excessive weight or moisture issues in Kraft bags as all weight limits still apply. Bags that are broken, contain unacceptable materials or are otherwise compromised, will not be collected. If you have any questions, please call Advanced Disposal's Customer Care number at (630) 587-8282 or email them at BataviaIL@AdvancedDisposal.com.