Refuse & Recycling

The Village of Cary has contracted with Flood Brothers Disposal for refuse and recycling collection. To view service information or the collection map, visit

You may also contact Flood Brothers at (630) 261-0400 or by email at


Refuse bags are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Jewel - 696 Northwest Highway
  • Ziegler's Ace Hardware - 642 Northwest Highway

Electronics Recycling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states electronic waste is now the fastest growing segment of our nation’s waste. Electronic waste, from computers to TVs, contain toxic materials such as lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and other potentially harmful chemicals. The EPA warns when electronics that contain these materials are not recycled or are not disposed of properly, the hazardous chemicals can contaminate the ground water and present additional environmental concerns. Flood Brothers will provide a free drop-off for approved electronics at the Village of Cary Public Works, 454 Cary Woods Circle. For further information and a list of approved electronics, please visit Flood Brothers' website at

Spring Clean-Up Program

Spring Clean-Up is an event offered by the Village of Cary and Flood Brothers Disposal for residents to get rid of unwanted items. Program guidelines:

2023 Spring Clean-up abbreviated guidelines

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected throughout the month of January. 

Holiday Lights Recycling

The Village has partnered with Elgin Recycling to implement a Holiday Lights Recycling Program. The week before Thanksgiving, collection bins will be placed at the Cary Municipal Center and Cary Fire Station #1 & # 2.

  • Mini lights
  • C7 lights
  • C9 lights
  • Rope lights
  • LED lights
  • Extension cords