Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor


Mission Statement

To provide the residents of Aurora with the highest quality, comprehensive solid waste program and to address increasing amounts of refuse, rising collection and disposal costs, legislative restrictions, and growing environmental concerns.

General Provisions

Refuse, yard waste and curbside recycling service is provided once a week for each residence. The City is divided into five sections. Your pick up day depends on the section in which you reside. All waste and recyclables are scheduled to be picked up on the same day. However, depending on volume, unbundled brush or yard waste may be a day late.

Refuse and yard waste collection is a volume based user fee (sticker) program. Residents are required to properly attach a waste sticker to each 32 gallon garbage can or bag set out for collection. Large items and bulk items require one sticker per item. Stickers can be purchased at most grocery and hardware stores, at Republic Services or at City Hall for a cost of $2.75 each.

Holiday Schedule

If one of the following holidays falls on your scheduled collection day (visit MyPlace or download the Garbage Pick-up Map for information on your scheduled pick-up day), your collection and all subsequent collections that week will be delayed by one day: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Note that if the holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on Monday. Your garbage pickup will be affected by the day the holiday is observed on.