FAQ

What materials does the Transfer Station accept?

We accept all types of garbage including construction and demolition waste. There are also special recycling programs in place to take other items that aren’t allowed in a landfill, like household hazardous waste, electronics, appliances, and tires. The Transfer Station also has a recycling bin for household recyclables like tin cans, plastic, paper, etc.  We also accept scrap metal and waste oil for free.

Where does my garbage go when it leaves the Transfer Station?

All garbage and trash is loaded into a semi-truck and goes to a large landfill in Illinois.  Other materials go to various recycling facilities for proper processing.

What are tipping fees?                                   

Tipping fees are the amount charged per ton of garbage. 

Do you accept credit/debit cards?

Along with cash and checks, the Transfer Station accepts both credit and debit cards.

Why is recycling important?

Recycling is important because just throwing away trash in a landfill and burying it is not a solution to the waste problem. Most natural trash items like food can break down and decompose in a matter of weeks, leaving no trace of it in the environment. But for man-made products like glass, plastic bags and aluminum cans it may take months or years to break down. 

Why is glass not accepted in the rural recycling bins?

Broken glass becomes a handling hazard for our employees and for the employees at DAC who process the material.  Glass can be taken directly to DAC or it is accepted INSIDE at the Transfer Station but not in the outside bin.

Why are there different fees for certain items like tires, appliances and electronic waste?

Appliances and electronic waste have components that cannot be landfilled with regular garbage. The Waste Authority pays to have these items hauled to special recyclers for processing and recovery.

What are your hours?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday:
8:00 a.m. to Noon

Will you pick up my garbage and recyclables?

No, we are not a collection business; please contact your local City Hall for information on collection in your town.