The City of Lancaster contracts with an outside waste management company for solid waste collection. Everyone within the city limits is required to have garbage collection.

Most trash and debris, when properly bundled and/or contained, can be disposed of at curbside with your regular garbage service days. Each residence is also allowed one bulk item per week. Examples: couch, chair, microwave. No yard waste or construction materials.

If assistance is needed or you have questions for the city, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

For questions specific to trash pick up, please call the waste management company directly.

Contact Info

Waste Management
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Customer ID: 1-83729-62371
(800) 778-7652
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Waste Management
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PO Box 4648
Carol Stream, IL 60197-4648
(800) 778-7652
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the garbage collection day?

Collection day is Wednesday. Please have carts out by 6:30 a.m.

Are there days with no trash service?

New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

If a holiday falls on or before Wednesday of that week, trash will be delayed one day.

What about appliances?

The city provides one pick up in the Spring and one in the Fall.  Please contact Waste Management for large appliance pick up.  (866) 570-4702

Can I use other trash cans not provided by the company?

No, the trash carts provided by the company are the only trash receptacles acceptable for pick up.  If you do not have a cart, please contact City Hall (660) 457-3022.

Can I use a different trash service?

Residential trash service is under contract with Waste Mangement, and they are the only provider. If you have a commerical business or are in need of a dumpster, you may use the provider of your choosing.