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Refuse & Recycling
DC Recycling Systems Formerly Known as DC Trash Collection Services

DC Recycling Systems began service to the Village as DC Trash for all residential properties on August 1, 2017. 

Under this contract, DC Recycling Systems will pick up unlimited trash and recycling each week. You must use your supplied trash or recycle cart first and then place additional garbage out along side your supplied cart in the appropriate bags or clearly marked containers. Unlimited tied bundles of brush and bags of yard waste can be disposed of each week from April 1st through the end of November. There is no need for stickers ever!  Weekly pickup also includes one bulk item (furniture such as sofa, mattress, etc. or up to 8 rolls of carpeting or padding that has been cut into rolls no larger than 4 feet long and each bundle is not to exceed 50 lbs. in weight).  One White Good may be disposed of each week also; these are items such as fridges or AC units.  Due to this expanded service, there will be no need for a spring or fall cleanup week.  Please refer to the recycling page for info on what is recyclable and what is not.

The monthly rate for August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019 is $16.96 per household. 

This applies to all residential addresses in the Village of Montgomery, but not Boulder Hill or other unincorporated areas. To view the map showing your area's pick-up day, click on this map link.

There are only six holidays observed by DC Recycling Systems:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  When one of these holidays falls on a weekday, DC Recycling Systems will collect on the following day for the rest of that week.  If the holiday falls on a weekend, trash pickup will not be affected.

DC Recycling Systems provides a 95 gallon trash cart and 65 gallon recycling cart to each home. When putting out your trash you must use your provided trash cart and/or recycling cart first and then any additional items may be placed out alongside your trash or recycling cart in the appropriate bags or clearly marked containers.  To report a missed pick-up or to request a different size cart, please call DC Recycling Systems Direct at 815-758-7274, or email . Requests for different size containers may incur a fee from DC Recycling Systems.

Available cart sizes are 95 gallon, 65 gallon and 35 gallon. Measurements are listed below:

35 gallon--18" wide, 24" deep, 36" high
65 gallon--24" wide, 28" deep, 42" high
95 gallon--27" wide, 35" deep, 45" high

3 sizes of wheeled carts

Refuse and Recycling Sub-area Maps


Blackberry Crossing
Blackberry Crossing West (Single-Family)
Lakewood Creek South of the ComEd Right-of-Way
Summerwind Drive and Hillsboro Lane in Montgomery Crossings

Fairfield Way

Blackberry Crossing West (Townhouses)
Lakewood Creek West (North of ComEd Right-of-Way)
Lakewood Creek Duplexes

Lincoln Avenue Area

Marviray Manor
Parkview Estates

Arbor Ridge 
Harmony Drive and Wellman Avenue
Sherman Avenue

Marquis Pointe

Seasons Ridge
Old Town East

Downtown/Old Town

Lakewood Creek (Single-Family)
Montgomery Crossings (East of LWC Drive)
Orchard Prairie North 
Saratoga Springs