For those residents who have experienced flooding in their homes, Homewood Disposal Service (HDS) will collect all carpeting placed at the curb, provided the carpeting is bundled in segments no more than four feet in length, two feet wide and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Collection of the carpet will occur on a resident's regularly scheduled garbage day. As a reminder, the city has unlimited garbage collection. Residents are asked to continue to use containers up to 32 gallons in capacity and 50 pounds in weight or one of the city-issued garbage carts. Furniture and appliances are included in the normal collection.
As of 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act banned many electronics from landfills as these products contain hazardous material. Homewood Disposal, and all waste haulers, are no longer able to accept many electronics in residential curbside waste programs. As a service to our customers, Homewood Disposal’s additional electronic pick up service ensures e-waste is recycled separately and safely.
This service is free to Oak Forest residents.
Electronic recycling is a scheduled service with a separate special truck. Electronics left at the curb without scheduling will not be removed.