Village of River Forest

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The following days are observed as holidays.  Service is not provided on the day these holidays are observed.  Therefore, if a holiday falls on or is observed on Monday or if the holiday is observed on your regularly scheduled collection day, collection will occurr the following day. 

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Trees will be collected on Tuesday for the month of January. Trees will be recycled, so please ensure all ornaments and lights have been removed.



Collection Access     On collection day to avoid the inconvenience of a missed collection or damage to a vehicle or property we ask that residents make sure refuse and recyclables: 

  • Are readily accessible to collectors.  Collectors, typically, in back door service situations, pull one or two service carts to the collection point.  Waste and / or recyclables are transferred from your containers into the service carts.  The carts are larger and a bit difficult to maneuver in close quarters, around vehicles parked in a driveway, etc., especially during periods when snow and ice are on the ground.  Therefore, unimpeded access is required to provide service. 

  • Are set out by no later than 7 AM at a location that is visible to the collector.           

Universal Solid Waste Tags    Village of River forest Universal Soild Waste Tags can be purchase at the convenient locations listed in the service program bulletin (please click on the link shown below) for $2.40 per tag.   


River Forest Refuse, Recycling, YW Collection Program

To learn how your waste and recycling material collection program can best work for you just click on the PDF symbol tab on this page.  A summary of your service program will come up.

If you have questions or would like clarification, please do not hesitate to call us at 708 344-5000 / 630 469-5005.