City of Freeport, Illinois

Living in Freeport






Waste Disposal and Recycling System


Please contact the hauler to determine which one serves your area. Freeport uses two waste haulers:

  • Gill's Freeport Disposal - phone 815-233-5644 (open 8am to 4:30 pm)
  • Moring Disposal - phone 815-233-9216 (open 7am to 4:30 pm)

Freeport Transfer Station (phone 815-233-0742) is open the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • First Saturday in Month 8:00 am to 11:00 am

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 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 haulers at phone numbers listed above.
view 2017 Program


Waste Disposal Curbside Collection Guidelines

All garbage items must be set out the night before your pick up day or no later than 5:00 a.m. on your pick up day.

Holiday Schedule: Pick up will be delayed by one day when the following holidays fall on or before your day; New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Independence Day, and Christmas 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 who use bags smaller than 35 gallons will be
allowed more within reason.

Residents with additional trash can set out extra bags with a $0.50 extra item sticker securely attached around the neck of the bag. Loose uncontained items will not be picked up. Stickers may be purchased at the following locations(see below).

If you do not place stickers on any extra bags of garbage, the hauler will not take these bags. You must then remove these bags from the curbside or take the bag(s) to the Transfer Station.

If you do not put out a bag, you forfeit that week's bag of garbage.

For yard waste - see Landscape Waste Disposal Program (view link)

Stickers can be purchased at the following locations:

Moring Disposal - phone 815-233-9216 (open 7:00 am to 4:30 pm)

Freeport Recycling Center 657 N Van Buren
Cub Foods 1512 S. West Ave
Horizon Supermarket 1130 Galena Avenue
Adam's Market 453 S. Adams
Sullivan's Foods 2002 W. Galena Ave.


Gill's Freeport Disposal - phone 815-233-5644 (open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)

All-In-One Convenience 920 S. Locust Avenue
Cub Foods 1512 S. West Avenue
Horizon Supermarket 1130 Galena Avenue
Sullivan's Foods 2002 W. Galena Avenue


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, you may place excess items in a separate paper bag, cardboard box or container clearly marked recycling beside the bin.

  • METAL PRODUCTS: Tin & Aluminum: Cans, formed aluminum and tin containers including old pie and cake tins. Empty and rinse container
    completely. Place lids inside of cans. Labels do not have to be
  • GLASS PRODUCTS: Glass Jars & Bottles only: Empty and rinse container completely. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • PLASTIC PRODUCTS: Plastic Jugs and bottles: Containers with numbers 1 through 7 on the bottom (Except Styrofoam). Empty and rinse container
    completely. Labels do not have to be removed.
  • PAPER PRODUCTS: Newsprint: All newsprint is acceptable.
  • Junk Mail: Includes envelopes, fliers, brochures, advertisements, old papers, white & colored papers.
  • Other Paper Items: Catalogs, magazines, phone books, soft cover books (hard cover books need covers removed).
  • Brown Kraft Paper Bags: Grocery, shopping, lunch bags, etc.
  • Corrugated (Cardboard Boxes): Break down, bundle or stack in manageable sizes not exceeding 3 foot square.
  • Other Cardboard: Food, clothing, shoe, toy & game boxes, beverage cartons, soda boxes, etc.

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:



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Freeport City Hall
314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203