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Oak Forest Garbage Service

Serving communities like Oak Forest, Illinois, doesn’t only mean delivering the best services. For Homewood Disposal, also known as NuWay Disposal, it means joining residents in important events. Each year we participate in the Irish parade and proudly sponsor the annual Oak Fest.

As much as we enjoy that participation, our first priority is to provide top quality household garbage, yard waste, and recycling services. We also offer unmatched dumpster rental service for your temporary cleanup project needs.

Residents in unincorporated areas: Services and schedules may vary. Call us, and we will talk about how to provide you with the best services for your area.
Homeowners association members: Please contact your association regarding service inquiries.

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Recycling Guide
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Recycle Guide PDF

Your Residential Waste Services

– Weekly pickup for town residents is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Click “Trash Pickup Schedule” to find out what day your home is serviced.
– Customers are billed quarterly by NuWay Disposal.
– Each home has been provided a 95-gallon garbage cart at no additional cost.
– Additional carts are also available to rent.
– Garbage may also be placed in garbage bags or your own 35-gallon cans, weighing no more than 50 pounds each.
– Do you want to know if your service was postponed due to a holiday or bad weather? Sign up for our service update emails.

– Recyclables are picked up every other week on your regular pickup day.
– Recyclables ONLY should be placed in the 65-gallon recycle cart provided to each home.
– View the list of accepted recyclables.
– Download Your Recycling Schedule

lawnmower yard waste service– Yard waste season is April 1 – November 30.
– Grass clippings, leaves, branches, etc. are considered yard waste (no dirt or rock).
– By Illinois State Law, yard waste must NOT be mixed with your garbage.
– Yard waste can be placed in brown paper yard waste bags.
– Yard waste can also be placed in your own 35-gallon cans. A large red “yard waste only” sticker must be attached to any can used for yard waste. Contact the Oak Forest Village Hall or our residential accounts department to request free stickers.
– Large 95-gallon wheeled yard waste carts are also available to rent. See the online order form.
– Branches should be cut into 3-4 foot lengths and be no wider than 6 inches in diameter. Branches can be placed in the yard waste bag or put in reasonable-sized bundles tied with twine or string.

As of 2012, many electronics have been banned from Illinois landfills and waste haulers are no longer able to accept them in residential curbside waste programs. Homewood Disposal has developed a program for current residential customers to schedule an e-waste pickup.

Schedule your pickup and then simply place your electronics curbside near your trash containers. We’ll send an additional truck to your location for removal and proper recycling.

other disposal hazardSome items you need to dispose of are what we call “hard to handle.” This could include things like appliances, but also items we can’t accept for various reasons, such as landfill restrictions.

Currently, these “hard to handle items” cannot be accepted: hazardous material, propane tanks and batteries. We do offer alternative removal options for these items.

Click here for instructions on removing hard to handle items like carpeting, furniture, appliances and construction debris.

Helpful Hints

CNG truck
  • Please have all material at the curb by 6am on your pickup day. Putting garbage out the night before helps.
  • Once a week, at no additional cost, we will gladly pickup one large bulk item. Items can be placed at the curb on your regular pickup day. Our “Hard to Handle Material” pages describe what qualifies as a bulk item.
  • Please be sure to place your garbage in bags before you put it in your cans or carts. This helps prevent materials from blowing out of the can and also reduces odor in your container.
All carts are owned by Homewood/Star Disposal. Serial numbers have been recorded and designated to each address. In the event you move out of the home, the cart must remain at the original address. Please do not put your address on your cart.
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