Refuse Collection Guidelines - City of Galena

Refuse Collection Guidelines

Refuse must be placed near the street for collection not earlier than the day before scheduled collection.
Empty containers must be removed the day of collection.
Not more than one container per household may be set out for collection each week. Special tags are available if you have more than one container of residential trash for collection. Tags may be purchased at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly Supermarket, City Hall or by calling Montgomery Trucking at 815.777.0672.
Residential refuse containers must be maintained in good order and repair, be rodent-proof with a tight cover, and not more than 45-gallons capacity.  Containers should be sufficiently strong to prevent spillage and wind-carry.
Oversized items such as appliances and furniture are not permitted for normal collection. Arrangements and advance payment must be made directly with Montgomery Trucking at 815.777.0672 for collection of oversized items.
Electronics are banned from landfills in Illinois and may not be included in the refuse or recycling containers you set out for collection. The City of Galena offers free recycling of most electronics at City Hall, 101 Green Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Friday of each month (dates may be changed due to holiday schedules, especially in October, November, and December). Please check the City of Galena calendar to confirm drop-off dates. View the list of recyclable electronics through the link below. Please note that televisions and computer monitors are accepted at the City Hall drop off site for a $25 per unit fee. Please be sure to bring adequate help if needed to unload your electronics.
Tires, hazardous liquids and landscape materials are banned from landfills and cannot be collected with normal trash.  The City makes available a site for depositing trees and branches downed in storms.  Please click here for more information or call City Hall at 815.777.1050.




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