Refuse and Recycling

To Contact Us:
Maintenance & Environmental Services
212 West Willow
Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone: 618-457-3275

Weekly Refuse Route Schedule

2017 Holiday Refuse Recylcing Schedule

Refuse and Recycling Report

Refuse and Recycling Program Guidelines (pdf format)

State Electronic Landfill Ban

Extra Solid Waste Collection Request (pdf format)

The City of Carbondale provides weekly curbside collection of residential refuse and recyclables to residents in all neighborhoods within Carbondale's city limits. This service is provided for a nominal monthly fee by Carbondale's Refuse and Recycling Division. Current customers may call the Maintenance and Environmental Services Division Office at 618-457-3275 to make inquiries about route scheduling and collection services such as:

If you wish to arrange for regular refuse and recycling services or have a concern about your billing, you may stop by City Hall at 200 South Illinois Avenue and visit the Finance Department's Revenue Division Office or call 618-549-5302 and ask for the Revenue Division.

Holiday Refuse & Recycling Collection

Refuse and Recycling will not be collected on the following City of Carbondale observed holidays. Call 618-457-3275 to find out if your collection schedule will be altered during the holiday week or click on the Holiday Refuse and Recycling Schedule below.

Additional information can be found on the Special Programs web page.

The observed holidays are as follows:

2017 Holiday Refuse Recycling Schedule


New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

For More Information:

Please access these two websites for additional programs available to the public.



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  • Approximately 4,951 blue bins are collected each month
  • On average each blue bin (cans & bottles) contains 5.7 pounds of recyclable materials
  • Approximately 4,514 green bins are collected each month
  • On average each green bin (mixed paper) contains over 8.2 pounds of recyclable materials
  • About 19.8% of the total recyclable material collected by the City comes from the three (3) recycling drop off locations
  • On average each residential refuse customer disposed of approximately 1,585 pounds of trash.
  • On average each residence participating in the City’s curbside recycling program recycles 171 pounds of cans & bottles and 248 pounds of paper products annually
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