Junk & Trash

The City's junk and trash ordinances are designed to protect all neighborhoods in Aurora. The City operates an outstanding program for the disposal of solid waste, and junk and trash ordinances are designed to address materials that the public chooses not to dispose of or disposes of incorrectly. This program is important because junk and trash:
Trash violation next to a tree.
  • Attracts vermin and insects creating a potential health hazard
  • Is unsightly and can cause offensive odors
  • Creates a potential fire hazard
  • Detracts from the overall beauty and desirability of the City
  • Reduces adjacent property values and prevent neighbors from having full enjoyment of their property
  • Keeps potentially recyclable and usable materials from being put back to productive use
Violators may be ticketed. Additionally, the City is authorized to remove junk and trash from private property after due notice with the cost of removal as well as escalating fines being charged to the owner.

Reporting Violations


Violations may be reported to the City of Aurora's Customer Service Division online or by calling 630-256-INFO (4636).

Public Notice


To all owners, occupants or persons in control of any vacant lot or lot with an unoccupied structure in the City of Aurora

You are hereby notified in accordance with Chapter 12, Article IV, Section 12-102.302.8.1 of the Aurora Code of Ordinances, that all junk and trash on vacant lots or within vacant structures and all vehicle parts stored in the open on vacant lots are declared a nuisance.
Trash violation along a road.
You are hereby notified in accordance with Section 302.8.3 (b) of the Aurora Code of Ordinance that the Property Standards Division is authorized, without further notice, to remove all junk and trash on vacant lots or within vacant structures and all motor vehicle parts stored in the open on vacant lots. The City has contracted with individuals to remove junk, trash and motor vehicle parts. All costs to the City of removing junk, trash and motor vehicle parts will be assessed to the owner or person in control of the property.

This public notice shall be final to all owners, occupants or persons in control of vacant lots with vacant structures. The Division will continue to issue citations for the accumulation of junk, trash or motor vehicle parts. The City is authorized to serve notice for occupied properties by posting a written notice near the main entrance of the premises.

Esto es un aviso importante para todos los duenos, ocupantes, o personas en control de cualquier terreno o terreno con una estructura desocupada dentro de la cuidad de Aurora. Si esto le afecta a usted, favor de tener este aviso traducido.

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