Pay as You Throw Refuse Collection - City of Galena

Pay as You Throw Refuse Collection

The City of Galena garbage collection system is structured to encourage recycling and limit the amount of refuse landfilled.  The system is based on the principles of “pay as you throw” whereby the more refuse a resident produces the more they pay for collection and landfilling.  Each resident is limited to curbside disposal of one 45 gallon container, not to exceed 40 pounds, per week.  Special tags are must be purchased for each additional container. For more information about recycling and refuse collection please view the Recycling and Refuse page.


The City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
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The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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