New Garbage and Recycling Carts and Schedules - City of Galena

New Garbage and Recycling Carts and Schedules

As of December 19, the City of Galena residential garbage and recycling collection provided by Montgomery Trucking has been converted to an automated system that requires residents to use new garbage and recycling roll carts that can be mechanically lifted and dumped into collection trucks. With the change to the roll carts, new collection schedules for garbage and recycling were implemented beginning December 19.

The week of December 11, Montgomery Trucking delivered new 65-gallon roll carts to each household, one labeled for garbage and the other for recycling. Once residents receive the new roll carts, they must be used starting the week of December 18 for curbside garbage and recycling collection.

With the new automated system, the collection days and routes are being changed for efficiency. A map is linked below to allow you to determine your weekly garbage collection day (either Tuesday or Wednesday) and every other week recycling collection days. As the map shows, there is now an A day and a B day for recycling collection. Each residence is either an A day or a B day. A chart showing the A and B recycling collection days for 2023-24 is linked below. A new magnet showing A and B recycling collection days is available at City Hall. 

For more detailed information about the new carts and collection process, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions linked below. If you have any other questions, please contact Montgomery Trucking at 815-777-0672.

Thank you for your cooperation as we transition to the new carts, collection system, and schedules.


Letter from Montgomery Trucking and City Informing Residents of Garbage and Recycling Changes

Frequently Asked Questions: Garbage and Recycling Cart and Collection Changes

Garbage and/or Recycling Cart Exemption Form

Residential Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule Map (pdf version)

Residential Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule Map (GIS interactive version)

2023-24 Recycling Collection Schedule

2024 Recycling Collection Schedule (Image of the magnet that will be available in January)





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