Refuse / Recycling
The Mokena Board of Trustees has approved a uniform container recycling and trash collection program offered by the Village’s solid waste disposal provider, NuWay Disposal
. Under this program, each single-family home and townhome unit is assigned a brown 95 gallon container with wheels for trash and a green 64 gallon container with wheels for recyclable materials
Both containers have lids to prevent wind from blowing trash and recyclable materials
throughout the community while the containers are waiting to be emptied by NuWay. New residents will have a recycling cart delivered to their home within four weeks after establishing their water and sewer service with the Village.
Refuse is collected every Tuesday and recycle pick-up
is every other Tuesday.
Acceptable Recycling Materials
- Clear, brown, or green
- No window panes or light bulbs
- Glossy magazines or catalogs
- Junk mail
- Two-liter bottles
- Milk jugs
- Laundry detergent bottles
- Any type plastic except #6
- Cereal boxes
- Cookie / cracker boxes
- Brown boxes (must be broken down)
Please be sure to remove all caps from bottles and glass containers and rinse out any jars, bottles and cans. If possible newspapers are to be bundled with twine or in a brown paper bag.