Wheaton residents receive curbside garbage, yard waste and recycling pickup service through Lakeshore Recycling Systems. The program uses garbage and recycling carts that are picked up and electronically scanned by Lakeshore Recycling Systems' trucks. You are charged each time your garbage and recycling carts are picked up and scanned, so you only pay for the amount of waste you produce. The only types of items that require a sticker are yard waste/leaves/organics, garbage that won't fit in your cart, electronics and bulk items.
If you have a problem related to your garbage and recycling service, please contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems, at 773-685-8811.
Wheaton is divided into four pickup days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you are unsure of your pickup day, see the Garbage Day Map (PDF).
Place your garbage, recycling and yard waste at the curb between 7 p.m. the night before collection and 6 a.m. the day of collection. Please remove your containers by 7 p.m. on your collection day.