WASTE AND RECYCLING

Waste Management Information

Village garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection services are provided by Waste Management

Waste Management provides each home with a 96 (or 64) gallon cart for refuse and a 96 (or 64) gallon cart for recycling. The carts have hinged lids to contain material and wheels for easy movement.  

To learn more about what can and cannot be recycled, please watch Waste Management's Recycle Right video.

Yard waste is collected April-November.  Yard waste must be properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags and/or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste.

For more information on collection services, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure.

To contact Waste Management, please call 1-800-796-9696. 

Collection Days

Monday Collection - Residents living south of 135th Street and on the south side of 135th Street.

Wednesday Collection - Grande Park Subdivision residents.
Thursday Collection - Residents living north of 135th Street and on the north side of 135th Street.

Waste Management Collection Days Map

Refuse Hauling Customer Service

To establish refuse hauling service or for account inquiries, billing questions, or refuse hauling complaints, call the Village at (815) 439-4250.
To order an additional cart, have a cart repaired, or to schedule a special pickup, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696. 

 

At Your Door Special Collection

Waste Management’s At Your Door service provides Village residents with a safe and easy alternative for removing unwanted household materials that are potentially hazardous to people, pets, and the environment. Residents can schedule an appointment to have the materials conveniently and safely collected from their home. How To Use At Your Door Special Collection YouTube Video.

 

Acceptable Materials:

Automotive Products: antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, motor oil and filters, fuels, and more
Electronics: computers, laptops, printers, microwaves, TVs, DVD/CD/tape players, cell phones, and monitors
Garden Chemicals: fertilizers, insect sprays, herbicides, pesticides, and weed killers
Household Cleaners: ammonia, heavy-duty cleansers, tile/shower cleaners, upholstery cleaner, and rust remover
Mercury Containing Items: compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent tubes
Paint Products: latex and oil-based paint, stain, caulk, and sealer
Swimming Pool Chemicals: pool acid, stabilizer, and chlorine
Other: batteries, hobby glue, and sharps/needles (in a sealed rigid container)
Prohibited items include ammunition, asbestos, commercial/business supplies, construction-related materials, explosives, medicine, tires, or any materials in unlabeled or leaking containers.

Residents with questions should contact the At Your Door service center at (800) 449-7587.


How To Schedule A Collection:
Residents can schedule collection of their unwanted materials by contacting At Your Door at (800) 449-7587, by visiting www.wmatyourdoor.com, or e-mailing atyourdoor@wm.com. Residents then receive a collection kit and detailed instructions in the mail on how to prepare materials for pickup.

 

Battery Recycling

Plainfield residents can also conveniently recycle batteries at the Village Hall as part of Waste Management’s battery recycling program, BatteryTracker.  The following types of dry-cell batteries are accepted: Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt, & lantern) Carbon Zinc, NiCD, NiMH, Silver Oxide, and Mercury batteries.   This includes button cell batteries (hearing aids, watches, etc.) and rechargeable batteries. Please note: lithium, lithium ion, lead acid, wet-cell, and leaking batteries are not accepted. 
To recycle batteries, simply bring them to the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  The ends of each battery must be taped or each battery must be placed in its own plastic sandwich bag to prevent short circuits and damage to terminals.

Please note:  Due to the popularity of the battery recycling program, the Village cannot accommodate battery “drives” or collections by organizations.  Residents only please!

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb Recycling

Unwanted CFL Bulbs are accepted at Ace Hardware, 24604 W. Lockport Street, in Downtown Plainfield.  Phone:  (815) 436-3107.  For a list of additional CFL drop-off locations, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

Electronic Waste Recycling

The State of Illinois adopted the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act which mandates the recycling of electronics including:  televisions, monitors, printers, computers, keyboards, fax machines, DVD players, VCRs, video game consoles, portable digital music players, scanners, and cable/satellite receivers. A complete list of items banned from landfills is available on the IEPA web site
Electronics can be recycled in the following ways:

Village residents can contact At Your Door at (800) 449-7587 (M-F, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT), by visiting www.wmatyourdoor.com, or e-mailing atyourdoor@wm.com
For more options, call the Will County Land Use Department at 815-727-8834 or visit www.willcountygreen.com.


Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site

Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility
156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville
Hours: Saturday & Sunday; 9-2 p.m.

For a list of items that are accepted at the Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility, click here

For more information on special collection and recycling events, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Drop Box - Residents may dispose of unused or expired medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box located inside the Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive. If an original container is submitted, please remove any identifying information from the prescription label. The service is free and anonymous. The Plainfield Police Department will accept all solid dosage pharmaceutical products. The following items will not be accepted: liquid products, intravenous solutions, injectable items, syringes, or thermometers. Program Details.

For a list of other locations that accept non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals, visit willcountygreen.com. To dispose of controlled substance medications, check deadiversion.usdoj.gov for a list of locations.