Waste Disposal and Recycling System
Please contact the hauler to determine which one serves your area. Freeport uses two waste haulers:
Freeport Transfer Station (phone 815-233-0742) is open the following hours:
Landscape Waste Program -- Begins April 12th!
Landscape Waste Program is a program through Moring Disposal for residential pick-up of grass clippings, leaves, weeds, brush, and tree trimmings less than 2 inches in diameter. The 2017 program begins April 12th and will continue through November 8th. There is a pre-paid cost each season of $91 which includes weekly service and toter. Additional toters are available for rent for the season for an annual prepaid fee of $41.50. Any questions please contact the Moring Disposal at 800-423-0759.
All garbage items must be set out the night before your collection day or no later than 5:00 a.m. on your pick up day.
Holiday Schedule: Pick up is delayed one day
when these holidays fall on a weekday that is on or before your collection:
New Year’s Day,
All trash must be placed in a refuse bag or container no larger
than 35 gallons in capacity and 35 lbs. in weight. Each single
family dwelling is allowed up to 2 bags or trash cans each
week. Residents using bags smaller than 35 gallons will be
Residents with additional trash can set out extra bags or trash cans with a $0.50 extra item sticker securely attached around the neck of the bag or clearly visible on the can. Loose uncontained items will not be picked up. Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:
Moring Disposal - phone 815-233-9216 (open 7:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Gill's Freeport Disposal - phone 815-233-5644 (open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Recyclable Item Preparation Requirements (view link for further info)
Recycling bins may be set out every week the night before your pick up day or no later than 5:00 a.m. on your pick up day and should contain recycled items ONLY. Recyclable items can be loose and co-mingled together in your bin. All residences must have a recycling bin at the curb to identify your stop for recycling collection that day. Residents may purchase additional bins at the Freeport Recycling Center or from Gill’s Freeport Disposal for $12.00.
Recycled items in your bin must be empty and free of food, drink, or any residue. Newsprint & other paper products can be stacked on the bottom of the bin with all other materials co-mingled on top. This may help to prevent blowing on windy days.
Please do not dispose of plastic bags in your recycling bin or use them to contain excess recyclable items as these contaminate the recycled material. Styrofoam and blister packaging are also not recyclable and should be set out with your trash.
In the event that you have additional recyclable items, place them in a separate paper bag, cardboard box or container clearly marked recycling beside the bin.
Electronic items are no longer accepted at the landfills; therefore, no large or small electronics will be accepted in your trash. For electronic recycling opportunities, visit websites at:
Freeport City Hall