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Aurora's New Trash & Recycling Program

More Options for You - A Cleaner Community for All

In an effort to improve service and decrease costs for most residents, the City of Aurora is implementing an improved trash and recycling program.

After much research and planning, the City of Aurora extended the contract with Republic Services – the City’s waste hauler for more than 20 years - to offer a contemporary approach to trash hauling. A change in times and technology with the industry calls for improved methods of collection. To view a comparison of the former program and the new and improved program, click here.

The new program includes separate trash and recycling carts - both with lids to help keep the community cleaner.

The new program provides the same quality service residents currently enjoy, while preventing those late night trips for garbage stickers.


35 Gallon - 65 Gallon - 95 Gallon

With the new program, you now have more options to choose from to better fit your personal needs. All carts have wheels and lids and come in three convenient, affordable sizes:
35 Gallon - $10.56 per month*
65 Gallon - $13.58 per month*
95 Gallon - $19.53 per month*
* Republic Services will bill quarterly.


35 Gallon or 65 Gallon

The new program will continue to include unlimited recycling. Residents will be provided a choice of a 35 or 65 gallon cart that has wheels and a lid. With increased capacity over current recycling bins, recycling will be easier and more convenient than ever. Lidded carts help keep neighborhoods tidier by preventing flyaway trash.



  • It will take approximately 90 days to deliver the 80,000+ new carts to all of Aurora.
  • Carts will be delivered between July 1-September 30, 2015.
  • Republic Services will communicate with you prior to your actual delivery date.
  • With your cart delivery you will receive instructions from Republic Services on how to handle your unwanted trash and recycle containers.



Seniors (65 and older) are eligible for special 14-gallon orange bag program for trash. Bags are purchased in rolls of 20 at a variety of outlets. Seniors will still receive a free 35 gallon recycling cart with weekly service. Stickers will still be required for bulk items. Please call Republic Services at 630-892-9294 to inquire about this option.

Low-Volume Users

The low-volume user option provides trash collection twice per month in a specially marked 35-gallon cart for $9.02 per month. Beginning the week of January 9th 2017, The City of Aurora’s low-volume option provides trash collection every other week in a specially marked 35-gallon cart. Recycling will occur weekly using a 35-gallon cart. Please call Republic Services at 630-892-9294 to inquire about this limited option.

Download the 2017 Low-Volume Collection Calendar here

Current Customers

Customers who currently use a Republic Services trash cart have the option of keeping their current cart or selecting a new one or change to a new trash cart of any of the three sizes. Current customers will still have to select a recycling cart. If current customers do not reply, they will keep their current cart size and be provided with a 65-gallon recycling cart.


We know that you have questions, and we have answers! Click to review the Frequently Asked Questions. If you do not see your answer, please contact Republic Services at 630-892-9294 or

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