Garbage is picked up on Wednesday. Due to animals getting into the trash, all trash must be placed in a container, preferably with a locked lid. Any trash left outside its proper container will not be picked up. Containers can be put out no earlier than 24 hours prior to pick-up. Garbage is to be placed within 2 feet of the road and containers must be removed from roadside within 24 hours after pick-up.
The following items are NOT allowed to be placed in trash: animal carcasses, yard waste, major appliances, scrap metal, tires and used motor oil. Yard waste will be picked up when the collectors have time. Contact City Hall at (815) 945-7619 for any scrap metal or appliance pick-ups.
The city currently offers a container in the vacant lot on the east side of Green Street to recycle newsprints only.
A dumpster for aluminum cans is provided by the Chenoa Women's Club and only cans will be accepted. The proceeds from this collection are used by the club for civic projects. The dumpster is located downtown next to the city's paper recycling dumpster.