About Homewood Disposal

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Service – Stewardship – Community – Family. These are four of the words that describe what we do, as well as who we are, as a full-service refuse hauling and recycling company.

Since 1956, Homewood Disposal has continued building its business on the values of founder Wendell (Wendy) E. Yonker. His 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 other companies have joined us, including Nuway Disposal, Star Disposal, Kankakee Disposal, Tinley Park Disposal, Heartland Disposal, and Star Disposal of Indiana. No matter which of our names you recognize, we operate under the same loyalty, integrity, and the same trusted teal color.

An Ongoing Commitment to Service, Stewardship, Community and Family

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 garbage, recycling, and dumpster services for residents. Businesses receive economical, efficient, and environmentally-responsible waste and recycling solutions. Our experienced drivers and staff are dedicated to our customers and providing “the kind of service others only promise.”

Homewood Disposal is committed to good stewardship by protecting the environment. 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 public CNG stations, making stewardship easier for others. We embrace the responsibility of environmental protection and partner with customers to be good stewards of the world and its resources.

We’re dedicated to the communities we serve. Our dedication doesn’t end with an empty trash container.  As a local company, our customers are also our neighbors, so we’re truly invested in the communities we serve. Using clean burning natural gas trucks is one way we’re caring daily for your neighborhood. Parades, touch a truck events, sponsorships, education events, and chamber involvement are a few ways we’re more than a garbage service, we’re a good neighbor.

Homewood Disposal is passionate about families. We’re devoted to working with talented, thoughtful people who, along with their families, are an essential part of what makes us different. Being a family owned company, the next generation is always on our mind.  We’re passionate about teaching the next generation about the importance of recycling and its benefits to the environment. Representatives regularly visit schools and organizations encouraging families to reduce, recycle and reuse.

We’re in Your Neighborhood

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

NuWay Disposal
Payment Center

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

Star Disposal
Payment Center

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

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

NuWay Disposal
PO Box 9
Mokena, IL 60448

Kankakee Disposal
PO Box 289
Kankakee, IL 60901

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.

Environmental Education

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Our team of recycling experts is ready to visit your school to help educate students about protecting the environment. Groups can also schedule a visit to our recycling facility. Lean on our resources and experience to guide your recycling and environmental efforts.

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.  These values are still present amongst the third generation family members involved today.