Residential Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste/Landscaping
The Village of Wheeling utilizes heavy duty wheeled carts. Each residential dwelling unit has been assigned one (1) 96-gallon cart for refuse and one (1) 64-gallon cart for recyclables. A residential dwelling unit is defined as any single family home, townhome or multi-family home containing four or fewer units.
Requests for containers or replacements, if damaged, must be made through Waste Management at (800) 796-9696. These carts are the property of Waste Management and are not to be removed from the residence.
Important General Guidelines
All carts and materials must be placed at the curb for collections no earlier than 5:00 PM the evening before scheduled collection but by 6:00 AM the day of scheduled collection.
All refuse and recycling must be placed inside the designated cart with the lid completely closed for appropriate collections.
All empty carts or any refuse materials that were not collected must be removed from the curb by or before 8:00 AM the day after scheduled collections.
On days other than collection days, carts along with bulk items shall be kept in the garage or adjacent to a principal structure within the side or rear yard of any lot. No waste or carts can be stored in front of principal structure or within the front yard are of any single family lot.
Carts containing mixed refuse, recycling or yard waste, or refuse in boxes will not be collected.
What Can I Recycle?
No motor oil, anti-freeze, pool chemicals or hazardous waste containers.
Such codes apply to: plastic soft drink, water, and sports drink bottles; milk, water, juice cosmetic, shampoo or laundry detergent bottles; yogurt or margarine tubs; peanut butter, pickle, jelly or jam containers; plastic flower pots; plastic plates and trays; deli containers, egg cartons, six and twelve pack rings; empty baby wipe containers; plastic cups; cosmetic containers; empty medicine bottles; compact disc jackets; etc.
Yard waste, or landscape waste, is collected weekly from April 1st to November 30th on scheduled collection days. Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft paper bags (max 33 gallons and 45 lbs. in weight) or in containers (max 33 gallons and 45 lbs. in weight) clearly marked with a red “X” around body of the container. Bags and containers larger than 33 gallons and exceeding 45 lbs. in weight will not be collected. There is no limit to the number of paper bags or containers. Yard waste in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be collected
Please note: Yard waste services are not provided to condominium and townhome units.
Brush and tree limbs must be bundled and tied (with biodegradable twine or string) in distinct piles that are no longer than 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter and weighing no more than 45 lbs. with no individual branch being greater than 3 inches in diameter.
Residential units (defined as any single family home, townhome or multi-family home containing four or fewer units) may place one (1) large bulk item – that is too large to fit into a 96-gallon cart but manageable to lift by a single person – per week at the curbside for collection on scheduled collection days, at no additional charge. Maximum weight limit is 45 lbs. Such items may include bicycle, chair, mattress or box spring, swing set (taken apart), furniture (taken apart if possible) or lawnmower (without any fluids).
Four (4) rolls of carpeting may be accepted instead of one (1) bulk item per week. Carpets must be rolled and tied or taped. The carpet, after being rolled and tied or taped, must be no longer than 4 ft. in length, no wider than 2 ft. in diameter and weigh no more than 45 lbs. each.
All additional or heavier items must be arranged through WM at 800-796-9696 for a special collection and/or site survey for a quote
The Village is divided into five collection zones.
For further zone clarification, please see map below
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