Sanitation & Recycling

The Village of Mt. Zion entered into an exclusive franchise agreement with Advanced Disposal to provide refuse, recycling and yard waste removal services in 2020.  In the fall of 2020, it was announced that Advanced Disposal and Waste Management would merge into one company, meaning the Village's residents would then be serviced by Waste Management.  Everyone within the village limits is required to have garbage collection service with Waste Management. The schedule for the monthly cost for service set by the agreement is below in the FAQs.  Included in the monthly fee is a 95 gallon refuse cart and a 65 gallon recycling cart.  Additional carts can be rented for an additional $3.50 per month.  If you do not have a cart for either refuse or recyling, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.

Refuse, recycling and yard waste will be picked up once (1) weekly on Thursdays.  Residents are to place their refuse and recycling carts facing the curb (within 24 inches) every Thursday by 6:00 a.m. to ensure pick-up.  Yard waste is seasonal April 1 - November 30 and should be in bags or bundles neatly stacked at the curb.  You can also request a cart from Waste Management for an additional fee.  Holiday weeks will push pick-up to Friday for all services. Observed holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.

Refuse and recyling must be placed in an Waste Management cart.  Refuse in bags or in an unapproved container at the curb will no longer be picked up.

**Customers of Waste Management needing a special pick-up for large items are required to schedule a special pick-up by calling 1-800-796-9696.  There is a small fee for large items.  Please do not place these items at the street until the night before the scheduled pick-up day.

Residential Hauler:

Waste Management - 1-800-796-9696

Licensed Commercial Haulers:

Waste Management - 1-800-796-9696

GFL Environmental - 217-935-5652

For questions specific to trash or recycling pick up, please call the garbage hauler company directly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I chose my own residential garbage hauler?

No, the Village of Mt. Zion has an exclusive franchise agreement with Waste Management through December 31, 2024. 

How much is residential refuse, recycling and yard waste service?

January 1, 2020 - $21.00

January 1, 2021 - $21.63

January 1, 2022 - $22.28

Janaury 1, 2023 - $22.95

Janaury 1, 2024 - $23.64

When are the garbage collection days for my street?

Service is once weekly on Thursdays for all residents of the Village of Mt. Zion. Remember, observed holidays will alter the normal routine and pick up will be the next day on Friday.

Does Waste Management pick-up on holidays?

No, Waste Management does not pick up trash/recycling/yard waste on holidays in Mt. Zion. All pick-ups are pushed back one day the rest of the week. The following is Waste Management observed holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Questions regarding your service or schedule should be directed to Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.