NuWay Refuse and Recycling

Trash removal
Residents in the Village are serviced by NuWay Disposal of Mokena (708/ 479-9555) operating in conjunction with Homewood Disposal. The Village provides collection services to all residential areas of the community on a weekly basis. Additional service can be arranged directly with NuWay.

All garbage should be placed at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. of your collection day. Garbage must be placed in the green garbage carts that you currently rent from Nu Way Disposal.  Additional garbage may be placed in your own 35-gallon cans or 35-gallon bags.  Each bag or can must have a Village of New Lenox extra garbage sticker attached to it. Village stickers are available at the Village Hall, Berkots, and Jewel in New Lenox.


When using the blue 95-gallon yardwaste containers for refuse during the months of December through March, you must attach 3 red garbage stickers to the cart or your garbage will not be picked up.


Trash Collection Schedule:
Areas scheduled for refuse collection are located north of the Plank Trail, except for Warren Woods Subdivision and Windermere East Subdivision. Also scheduled for Thursday collection are Grand Prairie Subdivision, Fieldstone Subdivision, and Haven Manor Subdivision.

Friday: Areas scheduled for refuse collection are located south of the Plank Trail, except for Grand Prairie Subdivision, Fieldstone Subdivision, and Haven Manor Subdivision. Included in the Friday collection are Warren Woods Subdivision and Windermere East Subdivision. 

Holiday Collection Delays: There are six holidays each year that may affect your pickup; New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas day.  If your pickup falls on or after these holidays, your pickup will be delayed one day for that week only.  *If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be observed that Monday.

Thursday NuWay Recycling Map
Friday NuWay Recycling Map

Large Items
Once a week, at no extra charge (No stickers required), NuWay will pick up one large bulk item such as appliances, furniture, etc.

Help Keep the Community Clean
We ask that you please have sufficient containers for all your garbage.  Empty cans should be picked up promptly, especially on windy days. By storing and controlling garbage properly, you not only adhere to Village Ordinance, but cooperate with NuWay Disposal to facilitate collection and thus help to keep collection rates as low as possible.


Programs in Place to Handle E-Waste
The Illinois Electronic Product Recycling and Reduce Act went into effect on January 1, 2012. This law bans all electronics from going into landfills since these products contain hazardous material. Therefore NuWay will no longer pick up the following items: Televisions, monitors, printers, computers, electronic keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, video game consoles, servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, and digital video disc recorders.


The New Lenox Township has started limited E-Waste Collection on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, please see their website at: for more information.

Additional pickup information available through Will County Green's Website.

Curbside Recycling Instructions
NuWay Disposal supplies each household with one brown 65-gallon cart. Recycling will be picked up EVERY OTHER WEEK on the same day as your regular garbage collection. Please have your cart out by 7:00 am to avoid being missed. Check out their web site for your pick up schedule @ A different truck is used for recycling and trucks may arrive at different times. Please place your cart at least three feet away from your trash container. Place it away from mailboxes and other obstacles to prevent accidents. For any other information please call NuWay Disposal at (708) 479-9555.

NuWay We Sort Recycling Guidelines

Note: In the Village of New Lenox we use the Brown Garbage Carts instead of the Blue one pictured above.


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      Village of New Lenox
      1 Veterans Parkway
      New Lenox, Illinois 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-6400
      Village Hall Hours:
      Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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