Items That Cannot Be Accepted in Trucks
- Concrete, rock, bricks, vehicle batteries
- Wire or fencing of any kind
- Tires of any kind
- Pesticides or insecticides – hazardous chemicals
- Dead animals of any kind
- Burned trash, ashes, or charcoal debris
- Paints & paint thinners
- Used oil containers – (waste oil can be brought to the transfer station)
- Demolition Debris – such as lumber
- Large metal items – such as hot water heaters, appliances, grills, mowers (all metal must be brought to the transfer station – appliances containing Freon must have the compressors removed before disposal)
Trucks will not pick up tree limbs or brush cuttings – all trimmings mush be brought to the transfer station for mulching: Paying customers will not be charged for Metal or Brush/tree limbs providing you have a current water bill or trash bill and matching ID. If you hire someone to trim trees, they are responsible for the disposal charge. DO NOT SEND A WATER BILL OR TRASH BILL WITH THE CONTRACTOR.
Trash cans and dumpster containers used for holding disposal trash shall be maintained in good condition by the owner. Any waste container that does not conform or that may have jagged or sharp edges/broken handles/wheels or any other defect liable to hamper or could injure the person collecting the contents thereof must be promptly replaced with a proper container upon receipt of notice to that effect from the collector; If not so replaced within ten (10) days of the notice the defective container will be collected and disposed of by said collector.
All loads being hauled to the transfer station for disposal shall be both tied down and secured or tarped for safety of the public. Any person hauling waste to the transfer station shall be required to pick up any waste that spills, falls or blows out while en-route to the transfer station. Loads that are brought to the site unsecured may be refused and denied use of the transfer station facility.
It is the responsibility of all persons receiving collection services to place all solid waste in watertight metallic or plastic cans or containers of sufficient size to hold not less than five (5) gallons or more than forty (40) gallon, and have close fitting covers and handles on the sides.
Trash bags alone may be used by customer with his or her understanding that debris from ripped or busted bags will not be the responsibility of the collector to clean up. Messes from stray dogs are also the responsibility of the customer.
Each collection day starts at 7:00 am, Mondays (for all Elgin Residents). All trash must be placed at curb by 7:00 am. Unless other provisions have been made prior to the collection day.
Rules for Using the Transfer Station
Items That Cannot Be Accepted at All
- Wire or fencing of any kind
- Vehicle Tires/Tractor-truck tires
- Pesticides or Insecticides
- Dead animals of any kind or size
- Chemicals/Paints and Paint thinners
- Burned trash/Burn barrels
- Construction crews with large amounts of demolition debris
- No batteries
Items Accepted, But Only in Designated Areas
- Large metal items – such as hot water heaters, appliances etc.
- Appliances containing Freon only if compressors are separate from units
- Scrap lumber if cut into 2 ft. lengths only
- Scrap metal such as tin, bikes, mowers etc.
- Tree limbs up to 12 inches in diameter (even tree branches that come off the limbs must be cut to 12 inches total)
- Waste motor oil
$15 charge if over 1 ton (2,000 lbs)
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
- New Years Day
Quarterly Bulk Trash Pickup
Once every quarter, a large roll-off dumpster is placed on A Street, across from the ball fields. Any big items can be placed inside the dumpster. Freon has to be removed from ice boxes before throwing into dumpster.
- November 2020
- February 2021
- May 2021
- August 2021
- November 2021