Waste Removal

Trash is picked up in Oak Park on Thursday and Friday.  Please see the map below to determine which day is your correct trash pickup day.    

Holiday Schedules

When New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day occur on a weekday, collection for the remaining days of that week will be one day late.  A good rule of thumb:  If your not sure, put it out.

If you live WEST of Coolidge, your collection day is THURSDAY
If you live EAST of Coolidge, your collection day is FRIDAY
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Weekly refuse collection begins at 7:00 am. Refuse may not be set out before noon on the day prior to collection day. Containers should be placed at the curb. They cannot be placed in the street or on the sidewalk. Containers cannot be left out later than noon the day after collection day.

Refuse Containers
All refuse must be contained in a refuse can with handles and a lid (between 10 and 32 gallons in size) or in a plastic trash bag with a minimum thickness of 2 mills. Plastic trash bags must be tied at the top or bundled in such a way that they can be readily handled by a single collector. The combined weight of any receptacle and its contents must not exceed 60 pounds, while no bag can weigh more than 40 pounds. A special 95 gallon cart may be used if purchased from the City of Oak Park or from Tringali Sanitation. These 95 gallon cart containers properly connect to the trash collection truck.

Bulk Items
Carpeting and padding must be rolled and either tied or taped into bundles less than 4 feet long weighing 60 pounds or less.

Large Items
Household items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc. are picked up separately. Up to three large household items may be set out on your regular refuse collection day. Separate from regular refuse. Refrigerator doors must be removed and placed next to the unit for safety reasons. Place at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on refuse collection day.

Curbside recycling pickup is scheduled for the same day as refuse collection. Recyclables must be placed in containers approved by the Department of Public Works and recycling guidelines must be followed.

SOCRRA has offered to take any calls regarding rubbish collection on Fridays when our offices are closed. 
This is a great for residents that have issues with rubbish on Friday's.

Please call SOCRRA's offices at (248) 288-5150. 

For more information please contact Socrra.org