Recycling Programs

The City's contractor, Waste Management, Inc., collects and processes the recyclables. They also collect the yard waste and refuse. Galesburg residents may place their refuse, yard waste and recycling out at the curb on their refuse collection day.

Curbside Recycling

The City of Galesburg initiated a weekly curbside recycling program in November of 1996. Before that time, residents’ recycling options were to use a drop-off or pay for a subscription curbside recycling program. Galesburg residents pay for curbside recycling service through their quarterly refuse charge included on the residents’ water bills.
 
Beginning in 2013, every residence is provided with a green and yellow roll out cart for the purpose of collecting recyclables bi-weekly. This cart is the property of Waste Management and should not be used for any other purpose. The cart should be left at the residence upon vacating the property. In the recycling cart residents can place specific containers, jars and cans. Lids should be removed and discarded and all containers, jars, and cans should be rinsed. Labels may be left on the containers.
 
The following may be placed in the recycling cart for bi-weekly pick up:
 

1. Glass Bottles and Jars

Acceptable
  • Clear
  • Brown
  • Green Glass
Unacceptable
  • Drinking glasses
  • Ceramics
  • Window glass
  • Pyrex
  • Mirrors
  • Crystal
  • Any glass which has been broken
2. Plastic Containers
Those coded with a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 on the bottom are accepted. Just rinse and recycle. Labels may be left on the container.
 

3. Aluminum/Steel/Bi Metal cans

All beverage and food cans are acceptable. Please completely remove on end of the can and discard. Beverage cans are the exception. Rinse food debris from the cans.
 
The following may be bagged and placed in the recycling cart for bi-weekly pick up:
  • Newspapers and their inserts
  • Magazines/catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard/paperboard
  • Junk mail/computer paper
  • Phone books (collected during January and February)
Examples of paperboard include cereal boxes and gift boxes. Remove plastic liners. Waxed surfaces, such as orange juice boxes, and gift wrap are not acceptable for recycling.
 
 

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off

The following items are prohibited for disposal in Illinois landfills and must be disposed of at an approved recycling center:
·         Cable or satellite receiver
·         Computer
·         Computer monitor
·         Electronic keyboard
·         Electronic mouse
·         Digital converter box
·         DVD recorder or player
·         Fax machine
·         Portable digital music player
·         Printer
·         Scanner
·         Small-scale server
·         Television
·         Video game console
·         VCR recorder
Residential Self-Serve Drop Off
The electronics mentioned above plus small appliances (no air conditioner or large appliances) are accepted free of charge. This is a self-serve program meaning staff at the drop off facility cannot unload electronics.  You can take items to Waste Management at 1360 S. Henderson Street, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Business Pick up
Schedule a pick up by calling the Tri-County Regional Collection facility at 309/331-4782. There is a fee for this service based on the weight of the electronics collected.
 

Recycle and Win Cash

The first full week of the month residents can win $25 cash for recycling. Every month, the Finance Department randomly selects addresses. If a recycling bin is out with recyclables at the address they could win $25 in cash.
 

Paint Recycling

From May through October, Galesburg’s Walmart will accept paint and varnishes for recycling on the third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to noon. If disposed of at curb, it must be solidified. Use kitty litter to absorb large quantities of paint or remove the lid and let dry or evaporate before setting at the curb next to trash for pick up.
 
 
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Local Events

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Apr
22
Planning and Zoning Commission
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April 22, 2014
Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission is open to the public.
 
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
 
May
06
Facade Advisory Committee Meeting
Event's details
May 06, 2014
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Facade Advisory Committee and is open to the public.
 
(09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
 
May
06
Landmark Commission Meeting
Event's details
May 06, 2014
Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Landmark Commission and is open to the public.
 
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
 
May
08
Public Transportation Advisory Commission
Event's details
May 08, 2014
Time:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory Commission and is open to the public.
 
(03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
May
08
Galesburg Youth Commission
Event's details
May 08, 2014
Time:04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Galesburg Youth Commission and is open to the public.
 
(04:30 PM - 05:30 PM)
 
May
08
Overall Code Review Commission
Event's details
May 08, 2014
Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Overall Code Review Commission and is open to the public.
 
(05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
 
May
09
Edible Snack Attack 2014
Event's details
May 09, 2014
Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Galesburg Nature Center, Galesburg, IL -IL

Children will have fun creating and eating healthy snack recipes.
 
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
May
10
Edible Poop/Scat and Tracks 2014
Event's details
May 10, 2014
Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Galesburg Nature Center, Galesburg, IL -IL

Creating and eating edible poop.
 
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
May
11
Mother’s Day Swim 2014
Event's details
May 11, 2014
Time:01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Hawthorne Municipal Pool, Galesburg, IL -IL

Join the aquatic staff for a special day with mom.
 
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
May
13
Hook A Kid On Golf 2014
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May 13, 2014
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location: Lakeside Recreation Facility, Galesburg, IL -IL

Green level training program
 
(04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
 
May
17
Hook A Kid On Golf – Tee Level 2014
Event's details
May 17, 2014
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Time:08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Lakeside Recreation Facility, Galesburg, IL -IL

Tee level clinic registration deadline.
 
(08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)
 
May
18
Fishing Derby 2014
Event's details
May 18, 2014
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Linoln Park, Galesburg, IL -IL

Try your luck on catching a fish.
 
(12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
 
May
20
Facade Advisory Committee Meeting
Event's details
May 20, 2014
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Facade Advisory Committee and is open to the public.
 
(09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
 
May
20
Planning and Zoning Commission
Event's details
May 20, 2014
Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is open to the public.
 
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
 
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