Garbage & Recycling

Collection Process

The City of Pontiac is contracted with Republic Services for curbside garbage and recycling collection. Their contact phone number is 815-723-3200. Pontiac is divided into five collection routes with each route corresponding to a day of the week (Monday to Friday). View the City Garbage Route Map (Interactive).

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Garbage pickup will be delayed one day if the following holidays fall on a weekday: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Collection Policies

  • All garbage and recycling must be placed in the Republic Services supplied container at the curb line, not in the street, no earlier than 4:00 pm on the day prior to scheduled pickup and the containers (and any material not collected) must be removed from the curb line no later than 7:00 pm on the day of pickup.
  • All material must be placed in the Republic Services supplied container.  No personally owned containers will be serviced.  
  • Construction debris is not allowed and is not considered a bulk item.  
  •  Republic Services will pickup 1 bulk item per week on the regularly scheduled pickup day. Please do not deposit more than 1 bulk item per week at the street pickup area. Please call to make special arrangements for multiple bulk item pickup. For information contact Republic Services at 815-723-3200.
  • 2023 Trash Collection Schedule
  • City of Pontiac Waste and Recycling Service Guide provided by Republic Services