The Village of Lombard encourages commercial property owners (all businesses and residential buildings with 5 or more units) to recycle. Recycling reduces the volume of refuse going to landfills as well as the customer’s overall solid waste service costs since recycling fees are 30% lower than refuse fees. See the current schedule of fees.
Per the Village’s Contract with Waste Management, each commercial customer may receive one 96-gallon blue recycling toter with once weekly service at no cost for the duration of the Contract (currently 3/31/24).
Commercial property owners must only use collection companies that are licensed to operate in the Village. These businesses are insured and bonded to protect against damage to Village streets and facilities. In addition to Waste Management, the following companies currently hold a license to collect non-typical recyclables (such as baled cardboard, scrap metal, wood and electronics):
Flood Brothers Disposal Company (630) 261-0400
Molenhouse Enterprises (630) 836-9100
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, d/b/a K. Hoving Recycling & Disposal (630) 377-7000 and Active Disposal (847) 564-1901
If you would rather not have collection service, there are drop-off alternatives available. The DuPage County Recycling Guide is a compilation of many area businesses that accept various items for recycling, including things such as batteries, books, electronics, paint, etc. Some resale shops may provide pickup as well as drop-off services. Donations should be in usable/working condition unless otherwise noted. Check your local yellow pages for resale shops in your area.