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.
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.
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 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.