The City of Princeton Street Department will pick up garbage from all paying residential addresses Monday-Friday. Each residence is allowed a maximum of 2 containers that are 45 gallons or less in size every week. Each container must weigh less than 50 lbs., overweight & over sized containers will not be emptied by city crews, NO EXCEPTIONS. We do not accept demolition materials, electronics or white goods (ie. stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, etc.) Garbage stickers are required for accepted bulk items and extra containers. Stickers can be purchased for $2.00 each at City Hall, Neighborhood Ace Hardware, and Sullivan’s.
Arrangements for large amounts of garbage may be made by calling the Street Department at 815-872-7331.
How many Garbage Stickers do I need?
Extra Garbage container weighing less than 50lbs: 1 Sticker
Small Furniture (Table, Bookshelf, wooden chair, etc.): 1 Sticker
Mattress or Box Spring: 2 Stickers
Stuffed Furniture: 3 Stickers
Small room of Carpet rolled up in 4ft sections: 4 Stickers
How to dispose of "sharps," including hypodermic, intravenous or other medical needles or syringes.
Illinois Sharps Legislation
• S.B. 793, signed July 20 (Public Act 99-0082) addresses the disposal of "sharps," including hypodermic, intravenous or other medical needles or syringes. The new law bars consumers from disposing of sharps together with other recyclable material intended for a residential or commercial hauler. The law also authorizes state agencies, local units of government and businesses to establish sharps disposal programs.