Yardwaste Collection

Yard WasteWaukegan's Yardwaste Collection Rules

According to our garbage and waste collection contract, Waukegan residents who want to discard yardwaste and other landscape materials have two options for disposal on their regularly-scheduled garbage collection day.

1) Season Subscription for a flat rate fee which covers the nine month period from March 15 to December 15 and is limited to six (6) 33 gallon containers or "kraft" style bags per week. If the customer places more than six (6) bags then all additional bags must have a sticker affixed. Call 847-623-3870 to register for this service. $133.33 per household

2) Pay-Per-Bag sticker system requires the homeowner or resident to purchase stickers from authorized retailers to adhere to each yardwaste bag or container requiring disposal. The cost is $2.51 per sticker and unlimited bags may be placed for pickup.

Yardwaste stickers may be purchased at the Waukegan City Clerk's office in City Hall, located at 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, first floor, window #1, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding holidays) for $2.55.

Stickers can be purchased at the price of $2.51 at the following locations:

Ace Hardware
239 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-3000

Ace Hardware
3232 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
847-782-9900

Walgreens
1811 Belvidere
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-244-7550

Walgreens
2200 Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
847-623-6375

Jewel Food Store
922 N. Green Bay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-662-0042

Jewel Food Store
3124 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-249-1130

Advanced Disposal (Cash is not accepted at this location)
2230 Ernie Krueger Circle
Waukegan, IL  60087
847-623-3870

For more information, call Advanced Disposal at 847-623-3870.  Advanced Disposal Website

Plastic Bags & Containers

Plastic bags are strictly prohibited. Yard waste in plastic bags is not accepted in yard waste and compost disposal sites. 

Residents using their own containers must clearly mark the containers "yard waste" with letters a minimum four inches high. Containers should be in good shape and have a few small holes in the bottom for drainage. 

Do not place yard waste in the dark blue, 96-gallon garbage cart.