About Homewood Disposal

Service — Stewardship — Education. These are three of the words that describe what we do, as well as who we are, as a full-service refuse hauling, transportation, and recycling company.

Since 1956, Homewood Disposal has continued building its business on the core values of founder Wendell (Wendy) E. Yonker. Those values, loyalty and integrity, inspire our ongoing commitment to provide “the kind of service others only promise.” Homewood Disposal provides residential, commercial, industrial, special hauling, sweeping, recycling, and portable restroom services to thousands of residential customers and 12,500 commercial customers in 80 communities. Over the years, Homewood Disposal has acquired other companies, including Nuway Disposal, Star Disposal, Kankakee Disposal, Tinley Park Disposal, Heartland Disposal, and Star Disposal of Indiana. Yet, no matter the name we go by in your service area, we operate under the same core values…and the same trusted teal color!

Wendell (Wendy) E. Yonker started Homewood Disposal in 1956.  Wendy still puts his time in at the office. His commitment to quality service is an inspiring example.

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An Ongoing Commitment to Service, Stewardship and Education

Even after 60 years, Homewood Disposal strives each day to provide a superior level of service to customers throughout our expansive service areas in Illinois and Indiana. We offer reliable trash, recycling, and dumpster services for residents, and economical, efficient, and environmentally-responsible waste and recycling solutions for businesses.

Homewood Disposal is committed to protecting the environment. Partnering with customers in our stewardship of the planet, we have been providing residential recycling since 1990, and today process an average of 600 tons of materials in our state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility. In addition, our refuse trucks run on compressed natural gas, or CNG, a clean burning fuel. We have also established two CNG stations, one of which is open to the public.

Homewood Disposal is passionate about teaching the next generation about the importance of recycling and its benefit to the environment. Company representatives regularly visit schools and encourage youth in celebrating Earth Day through special contests and activities. Students always enjoy a visit from our education program mascot, Wendy the Waste Truck. We also welcome groups to our facility and classroom for on-site field trips.

We’re in Your Neighborhood

Homewood Payment Center
1501 W 175th Street
Homewood, IL 60430
8:00am-5:00pm, M-F
708.798.1004

NuWay Disposal
Payment Center

17726 S Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
9:00am-3:00pm, M-F
708.532.8787

Star Disposal
Payment Center

30 South Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
8:30am-4:30pm, M-F
708.748.8381

Transfer Station and
Recycling Center
17450 Laflin
East Hazel Crest, Illinois
M-F: 5:30am – 5:00pm
Sat: 5:30am – Noon

Park Forest Transfer Station
25 South Street
Park Forest, Illinois
M-F: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Valparaiso Transfer Station
3101 Bertholet Dr.
Valparaiso, Indiana
M-F: 6:00am – 4:00pm

Star Disposal of Indiana
PO Box 3598
Munster, IN 46321
219.931.9000

NuWay Disposal
PO Box 9
Mokena, IL 60448
708.479.9555

Kankakee Disposal
PO Box 289
Kankakee, IL 60901
815.932.1115

Our Commitment to Stewardship

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Caring for the world we work and live in takes a commitment to stewardship. For Homewood Disposal, that commitment involves operating with the goal of environmental responsibility, utilizing clean energy to reduce our carbon footprint, and educating the public in the benefits of recycling.

Recycling for the Next Generation

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For over 20 years, Diversified Recycling has been sorting and processing countless loads of recyclables from dozens of local communities. One of the largest in the Midwest, our state-of-the-art sorting and processing facility allows Diversified Recycling to collect and process hundreds of tons recyclables every day.

Wendy’s Story

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Wendell (Wendy) E. Yonker is the original founder of Homewood Disposal, a refuse and recycling hauler located in Homewood, Illinois.  Founded in 1956, Wendy made a commitment to build the company on family values, customer loyalty and his faith in God.  These values are still present amongst the third generation family members involved today.

Careers at Homewood

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At Homewood Disposal, you will be part of a family-owned and operated business where employees support each other and work together toward the common goals of service, stewardship and education.