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Garbage Removal and Recycling

Homewood Disposal has created a garbage and recycling resource page just for Tinley Park residents. Check it out for valuable information related to garbage and recycling pickup.

Updated: September 2023
The Village's contract with Homewood Disposal Services went into effect Oct. 1, 2019 and includes benefits such as e-waste collection, Christmas tree collection, special discounts for veterans and seniors, and the option for townhomes and condominiums to opt-in. Effective Oct. 1, 2023, the rates are $28.11 per month for residents, $26.61 per month for resident seniors age 65 and older, and $0 per month for certified 100% disabled veterans.

The contract also offers oversized bulk item collection for $45 per item. While Homewood Disposal picked up general bulk items in the past (such as chairs, bikes, tables, mattresses, etc.), the current contract gives residents the option for oversized bulk items (such as pianos, hot tubs and spas) that require two or more collectors to pick up or require a special truck to remove because the item will not fit in the garbage truck.

Christmas tree collection will occur the first two weeks following Christmas on residents’ regular collection day. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed and may not be set out in a plastic tree bag. Flocked trees will be collected as trash. 

Residents can receive e-waste collection as needed, which must be scheduled with HDS prior to collection. Residents are limited to two TVs or monitors per single-family home per year.

The contract also offers an optional service for townhome and condominium associations at a per-unit rate of $25.82 per month for individual invoicing and $24.11 per month for HOA-direct invoicing. The service includes a weekly collection of refuse with a cart and every other week collection of recycling with a cart. Interested associations are encouraged to contact Homewood Disposal for further information.

How to apply for senior/veteran discounts
Eligible seniors pay $26.61 per month ($79.83 quarterly), and certified 100-percent disabled veterans pay nothing per month. Eligible residents who wish to receive these discounts on their next bill must do the following:

  1. Fill out the Proof of Discount form.
  2. Provide a driver’s license/state ID or birth certificate to show proof of age.
  3. Provide either a utility bill or a tax bill to show proof of property ownership.
  4. Disabled veterans also must provide a “100% Disabled” letter from Veterans Affairs.

Mail or drop off all required documents to Homewood Disposal, 17726 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. Please note that payments will continue to be made at Homewood Disposal, as Village Hall does not accept payment for garbage.


Note: Please do not put your garbage cans or recycling bins in the street. They interfere with the street sweeper, snow plows and regular traffic.

Electronic Recycling
For more information on what kinds of e-waste Homewood Disposal accepts, please see the attached flyer.

Simple Recycling
The Simple Recycling program is a schedule-only pickup service that allows for free, convenient collection of textiles. Learn more on the Simple Recycling Program.

Hard to Recycle Materials
Cook County residents can visit the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), a permanent recycling drop-off facility at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State St., South Holland. CHaRM accepts clothing, computers, e-waste, furniture, glass, metal, paper, plastic, small appliances, Styrofoam and textiles from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month. For more information, call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2442 or visit

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Safe Gasoline Disposal
Do you have old gasoline? Safely dispose of it by following these steps:

  1. Put gasoline in government-approved container.
  2. Take gas to one of the two Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites in the area:
Naperville Regional HHW
156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Chicago Regional HHW
1150 N North Branch on Goose Island, Chicago, IL
(312) 744-7672
7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays
2 to 7 p.m. Thursdays
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month 

The Illinois EPA funds disposal costs for the five permanent sites around the state. Will County helps to fund operational costs for the one in Naperville. Visit for more information.

Ask the EEC
Have your questions answered by members of the Tinley Park Environmental Enhancement Commission! Submit your questions to Learn more on the EEC page.

Additional Resources 
For more information on the e-waste law and a complete list of registered recyclers, collectors and refurbishers, visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or call (217) 524-6713.