Garbage & Waste Management

The Village of Dakota contracts with an outside waste management company for solid waste collection and recycling. Everyone within the community is required to have garbage collection and all residential customers are required to have recycling collection.

Most trash and debris, when properly bundled and/or contained properly, can be disposed of at curbside with your regular garbage service days. If assistance is needed or you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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




Curb-side pick up will typically begin in April and run until fall, weather permitting. 

Yard waste will typically be picked up the first and third Monday of each month. The alternative date due to rain or other delays, will be the first or third Wednesday of the month. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Dakota Maintenance Department. 

All items must be placed at the curb by 6am Monday. Items may not be placed at curb on Friday, during garbage and recycling pick-up. 

Yard waste must be in lawn and leaf paper bags. No plastic bags. 

Items that may be included in yard waste include grass clippings, leaves, flowers, plants, garden waste, shrubs, twigs and small limbs. 

Small limbs and bundled branches must be less than 4 feet in length and weigh less than 75 pounds. They should be placed neatly at the curb. 

The Village will only pick up reasonable amounts of yard waste. All removal of items are at the discretion of the Dakota Maintenance Department. 

For larger items or additional questions, please contact the Dakota Village Hall. 




Friday, Sept 29 will be Waste Management’s final collection at which point they will collect all Waste Management owned carts (garbage cans)

Please leave carts at the curb until they are collected by Waste Management. This may take an additional three business days to collect all carts. Failure to return Waste Management carts will be charged to the property owner. 

Sept 25-28 Gills will deliver a 65 gallon garbage cart and a 65 gallon recycling cart. 

Do not write your name or address on containers. The carts are owned by Gill’s. Carts are not property of the Village, or the residents. If you move, the cart is to remain at the property. 

Thursday, October 5th Gill’s Disposal will collect garbage and recycling. Thursday is the new day of the week for residential service. Place garbage and recycling carts at the curb by 6 am. 

Gills Disposal provides unlimited garbage and recycling. Excess waste must be properly contained  and weigh less than 50 lbs. A 95 gallon cart, that is used in place of the 65 gallon cart, is available upon request through Gills Disposal. One bulk item, weighing less than 50 lbs, is allowed per week. Large bulk items, such as furniture, will need a special scheduled pick up through Gills.

For large items, items weighing more than 50 lbs, or to request a larger 95 gallon cart, please contact Gills Disposal. Please wait until Nov 1st before contacting Gills in order to allow time to create a new database. Gills may be contacted by calling (815) 233-5644 or online at




Contact Info

Waste Management
8538 N. Illinois
Rt. 251
Davis Junction, IL 61020
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Garbage and Recycling Collection

Gills Disposal