Trash & Yard Waste Collection

After reviewing and evaluating responses received through a Request for Proposal process for Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste services, the Village of Riverside entered into a 5 year contract with Flood Brothers in 2015.  In 2020, the Village renewed the contract with Flood Brothers for a 7-year term.  Flood Brothers is a local, family-owned business based in Oakbrook Terrace.

Residential Refuse

  • Residential refuse is collected once per week (Thursdays) however, the amount of refuse that is being collected has not diminished.
  • Flood Brothers must still pay to dispose of the same amount of refuse that was previously collected twice per week.
  • All containers must have two handles.
  • Containers must be removed from the curb on the day of collection.
  • Please remember, refuse should be placed at the curb in containers that are no larger than 35-gallons in size.
  • Trash can not be placed by the curb before 4 p.m. on the day prior to collection.

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Flood Brothers Orange Garbage Truck


  • Recycled materials can be set out every Wednesday evening alongside garbage to be picked up.
  • Recycled materials are only picked up on Thursdays.
  • Recycled materials do not need to be sterilized, but food should be rinsed off.
  • Recycled materials do not need to be sorted when placed at the curb.
  • All items may be co-mingled in the bins. This "single-stream" approach is aimed at making collection easier for participants. Materials will be separated at a recycling sorting center.
  • Be sure to check out What can I recycle?
Lost, Stolen, Damaged Recycling Bin?

Contact Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400 for a replacement bin.

Yard Waste

  • Yard waste collection begins the first Thursday in April and ends the last Thursday of November. Please be sure to properly bundle yard waste to ensure that it is picked up.
  • Branches that are not bundled or contained in approved yard waste containers will not be picked up.
  • Bundles should not exceed two feet in diameter and 50 pounds in weight.
  • Individual branches must not be longer than 4 feet or larger than 2 inches in diameter.
  • Yard waste containers must not exceed 35 gallons in size and be labeled Yard Waste. Stickers are available for pickup at Village Hall.

Landscape Waste

  • Branches exceeding 4 feet in length and/or 50 pounds will not be picked up Bundles and yard waste containers cannot exceed 50 pounds.
  • Landscape waste that is too bulky for disposal in paper bags, including brush and other branches which are 4 inches in diameter or less, must be securely tied in bundles or placed in metal or plastic containers.

Additional Optional Programs

  • Food Composting (Additional Fee)
  • Disposal of Batteries and Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Light Bulbs (No Additional Fee)
  • Disposal of Latex Paint (Additional Fee)
  • Recycling of Electronics at Public Works - ONLY Residents of Riverside and Lyons (No Additional Fee)


 Flood Brothers bills residents directly every other month. If you have questions regarding your bill, need to report a missed pick-up or notify Flood Brothers that you will have a bulk item for pick-up, please call them at: 630-261-0400.

Senior / Hardship Rate

Seniors that qualify for the discounted rate for the Village of Riverside Refuse, Recycling 
and Yard Waste Program, can fill out an application. For more information read the Senior/Hardship Rate Application Form (PDF).

  1. Trash Collection Rates
  2. Recycling Collection Rates
  3. Yard Waste Collection Rates
Bimonthly Residential Rates - per the terms of the contract
  Curb Side Back Door
June 2020 - June 2021 $22.08 $41.96
June 2021 - June 2022
$22.69 $43.11
June 2022 - June 2023
$23.31 $44.30
June 2023 - June 2024
$23.95 $45.51
June 2024 - June 2025
$24.61 $46.77
June 2025 - June 2026
$25.29 $48.06
June 2026 - June 2027
$25.98 $49.37

Additional Information

For more information on rates, holiday schedule, and recycling, visit the following pages, or call Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400.