Food Scrap Program

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.

​Pick-Up Logistics

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.  

Acceptable Items

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 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