Gill’s Garbage Guidelines

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Gill’s Freeport Disposal and the city of Freeport have agreed to provide the citizens of the city carts for their waste recycling.

Cart delivery will begin the week of October 7″.

Each residence will receive one 95 gallon trash cart and one 95 gallon recycle cart. The carts are the property of Gill’s Freeport Disposal. Please do not deface them with any permanent markers or paint. If the cart is damaged by homeowner negligence, lost, or stolen there is a $75 replacement fee.

Due to the landfill being closed on the following holidays, service will be delayed one day following the holiday, unless the holiday falls on a weekend. Any collection days before the holiday will be on regular schedule. Only the collection days on or following the holiday will be delayed one day following the holiday.

– Memorial Day
– Independence Day
– Labor Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Day
– New Years Day

Trash Collection:

Please have all items at the curb by 4:30 a.m. Here are a few tips on using our 95 gallon trash and 95 gallon recycle carts:

  • Please bag all loose garbage before placing in cart to reduce windblown litter in your neighborhood.
  • Please try to get all garbage into the provided trash car.
  • Place your cart at least 4 feet away from mailboxes, cars, fences, light poles, etc.
  • Place cart at front of curb with lid facing the street.
  • Boxes — Please cut and flatten the boxes so they can fit into your container.
  • We can NOT collect paints, solvents, motor oils, antifreeze, car batteries, tires, appliances and electronics.

PAPER: Place in the bins—newspaper (including advertising supplements), magazines, brown grocery bags, telephone books, catalog, office paper, junk mail, envelopes (any type). We accept empty chipboard (example: cereal boxes), wet strength carrier stock (example: 12 pack beverage boxes), frozen food packages (example: TV dinner boxes), and juice boxes.

CARDBOARD: Place in the bin – clean corrugated cardboard boxes or shipping boxes. Break down or cut boxes so they are flat and no longer than 2×2 ft.

PLASTIC: At this time we accept Plastic jugs and bottles with the numbers 1 or 2 on the bottom (Except blister packaging).

WE DO NOT TAKE: Styrofoam, rubber bands, plastic bags, soiled paper (example: pizza boxes), tissue paper, paper towels or wax-coated paper.

Every Other Week Recycling

The more you recycle, the more you benefit YOUR community.

Place the following items directly into your bin. Please do not place in separate bags.


GLASS: Rinse out all glass containers, labels do not need to be removed. We accept clear, green and brown (amber glass).

ALUMINUM AND TIN: Rinse out all food and beverage containers. We now accept formed aluminum containers (example: Disposable pie plates). We also accept clean aluminum foil/tin cans and aluminum cans.

6 thoughts on “Gill’s Garbage Guidelines

  • September 25, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Will everyone receive this info ? Many people don’t have computers.. So how do they know what the rules will be? And they do not get the paper.. So it should be sent with the water bill or through the mail

  • September 25, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    So what do e do with the styrofoam and pizza boxes then.

  • September 25, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Shouldn’t we at least be able to put our address on the toters, so if they get stolen they can be identified?

  • September 26, 2019 at 3:32 am

    I’m actually looking forward to the new trash containers and in time think most will realize the huge benefit. However I’m trying to figure out how we are suppose to have the carts 4 feet from cars when everyone on my street has street parking only and if my neighbors and I are all home(usually are in middle of the night) there is not ever 4 feet between vehicles… we live on Galena so no putting it further in the road and there’s no parking across the street… what shall we do

  • September 27, 2019 at 6:50 am

    So when we place news papers in the bins should they be in garbage bags to prevent them from blowing out? We pick up paper now and I just wonder if this is going to be worse.

  • October 4, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    If you don’t take pizza boxes or styrafoam., what are we supposed to do with it? We live in town and aren’t allowed to burn. I’m confused on the rules. Than you will only except certain types of plastic. I don’t get that either.

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