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The City of Bunker Hill Village contracts with Republic Waste for garbage and recycling services.
The following information is provided regarding this service.
For more information or to submit concerns, please contact


When is my pickup day?

The city is divided into two pickup schedules:

  • Homes located on Bunker Hill Road, homes EAST of Bunker Hill Road and cross streets on Bunker Hill Road are picked up on TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.
  • All other homes are scheduled for MONDAY AND THURSDAY.
  • WEDNESDAY is recycling day for both schedules

Pick up begins at 7:00 a.m. All trash and recyclables should be out by this time to ensure pickup.

There is no pickup on the following major holidays:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Where and What can I put out for pick up?

Regular Trash & Recycling Collection is called " Back Door Pickup "

  • "Back Door Pickup" refers to a pickup location visible from the street and not inside a garage, carport, building or behind a gate.
  • Behind a gate also refers to areas behind an opened gate - please place outside of all gated areas.

 Regular Trash

  • You may use any container for household trash
  • Please do not place items you wish to keep near or against your trash containers.
    The service men will assume that any item near the containers is to be picked up

Yard Waste/Green Trash

  • Yard trash in plastic bags will be picked up on the same day as your household trash. A limit of 8 bags will be picked up on any single pickup day.



Heavy Trash/Large Items

The following items will be picked up on your second trash day for the week; however, these items must be placed at the curb

  • Tree limbs (picked up the same days as the regular trash collection) no larger than 3” in diameter and cut in lengths less than 5’ should be bundled into 18” diameter bundles. The total weight of the bundle should not exceed 40 lbs.
  • Heavy trash (picked up on the second day of your weekly schedule) includes items such as water heaters, furniture and other items which do not contain hazardous or controlled chemicals.
  • Appliances which use refrigerants must have the refrigerant reclaimed and the appliance properly tagged by a licensed technician.

Construction materials are not considered household waste and will not be picked up.

What about recycling?

The City has a new recycling program effective April 1, 2015.

Each new residential household will automatically receive a 96 Gallon Cart unless a 35 Gallon Cart is requested.  There is a charge of $48.00 for the smaller cart

Changes in cart sizes are subject to a cart change out fee of $25.00  plus a fee of $48.00 to change to the smaller cart.

For your information: The 35 gallon cart will hold a little less than two of the bins currently provided.




recycle cart size comparison


Please note the following:

  • Cart must be visible from the street by 7:00 am on Wednesday
  • No need to sort!!  Place all items in your cart.
  • Acceptable Items:
    • Grade 1 and 2 plastics (items with visible grade stamp)
    • Aluminum, steel or bi-metal cans (clean)
    • Newsprint (placed in recycle bin or bundled)
    • Plastic Soda or Milk containers (rinsed without caps)
    • Glass
    • Telephone Books
    • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Unacceptable Items:
    • Polyfoam cups, plates, packing material
    • Hazardous wastes and chemicals



Click here for more information on what to recycle and how.

Please recycle only the acceptable materials. All recyclable materials may be mixed together inside the cart. Place loose materials in your cart. Protect recyclables from inclement weather by keeping the lid closed. Only materials in the cart will be collected. Ensure that you flatten and cut cardboard to no larger than 2 ft. x 2 ft. Items placed outside of your cart will not be collected. Maximize space in your cart by crushing plastic bottles and aluminum cans, and cutting boxes down. Ensure that all your cans and bottles are clean and empty before recycling them to avoid contamination of other materials. Pizza boxes should not be contaminated by any food.

recycle symbolDoes plastic recycling get confusing? Just look for the recycle symbol (shown here)

Almost all the plastic containers and bottles we use have a symbol of three arrows surrounding a number. The symbol indicates the materials a type of plastic that can be recycled. There are seven different kinds of recyclables plastics that carry this symbol and each can be reused in some way. The City's recycling program will accept all numbers of plastics except for Number 6, which is polystyrene, or commonly known as Styrofoam. If you are unable to locate the number the item is not Styrofoam, please recycle it.


 Needles and Other Sharps - Importance of Safe Sharps Disposal

Used needles and other sharps are dangerous to people and pets if not disposed of safely because they can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions. The most common infections are:

  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Safe sharps disposal is important whether you are at home, work, school, traveling, or in other public places such as hotels, parks, and restaurants.   Disposal Containers should be used. Containers should be:

  • Made of a heavy-duty plastic
  • Able to close with a tight-fitting,
  • Puncture-proof lid, (without sharps being able to come out)
  • Upright and stable during use
  • Leak-resistant
  • Properly labeled

Never place loose needles and other sharps (those that are not placed in a sharps disposal container) in the household or public trash cans or recycling bins, and never flush them down the toilet. This puts trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed. Pet owners who use needles to give medicine to their pets should follow the same sharps disposal guidelines as used for humans.


What about things like old paint and pesticides?

Household hazardous waste can be taken to:

Westpark Recycling
5900 Westpark Drive

Harris Co. Hazardous Waste
6900 Hahl Road