Food Scrap Program

Food scraps, properly mixed with yard waste as outlined below, are now included in the pick-up program as a part of the City's solid waste and recycling collection services provided by Advanced Disposal. This is a service that is free-of-charge to Yorkville residents. Please note the specifics of the program as outlined below.

​Pick-Up Logistics

Advanced Disposal began collecting acceptable food scraps mixed with yard waste on July 1, 2017. The food scraps can be mixed in the yard waste, and are collected in the same truck as regular yard waste.  

Acceptable Items

The following items are acceptable:
  • Fruits and Vegetables including unpainted holiday Pumpkins
  • Dairy and Eggs, including Egg Shells - NO LIQUIDS
  • Breads, Grains, Pasta, and Cereal
  • Coffee Grounds, Coffee Filters, and Teabags

​NOT Acceptable Items

The following items are NOT acceptable:
  • No Meat, Poultry, or Seafood
  • No Bones or Shells (egg shells acceptable as outlined above)
  • No Fats, Grease, or Oil
  • No Liquids
  • No Packaging
  • 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