Republic Services

The City of Vermilion contracts with Republic for garbage pickup.  City residents start and stop services and also pay for services through the Vermilion Utilities Department.  Your charges are on your utility bill along with water and sewer charges.

What to put in the BLUE Trash Container

All household generated garbage that will fit in the container with the lid closed. All household garbage must be bagged when placed in the container.


What not to put in the BLUE Trash Container:

Hazardous waste, paint, chemicals, motor oil, liquids, dead animals, hot ashes, car parts, tires or car batteries.


Recycling: What to put in the Green Trash Container

Recyclable material should be placed loosely into the recycle container.


Acceptable materials:

  • Entire newspaper including inserts.
  • Aluminum, Steel and bi-metal cans, food and beverage cans only
  • Glass: Bottles and Jars, food and beverage bottles only
  • Plastics: Food and beverage containers marked #1 thru #7
  • Plastic Detergent and soap containers: containers marked #1 thru #7
  • Miscellaneous paper: Magazines, junk mail, cardboard and paperboard (cereal and clean pizza boxes)
  • All kinds of cartons: Milk, Juice, etc…



Recycling: What not to put in the GREEN Trash Container

Non-Recyclable Material:

  • Containers with excessive food or liquids still in the container
  • Containers that contained hazardous materials such as oil, pesticides, herbicides or anti-freeze
  • Styrofoam, aluminum foil, pie tins, etc…
  • Window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, light bulbs, ceramics, china, etc…
  • Plastic bags, plastic wrap, flowerpots, toys etc…
  • Scrap metal, car parts, batteries etc…
  • Do not put any Yard Waste in recycle container.


How a Landfill Works

Yard Waste

Grass clippings and other yard waste should be placed in brown paper bio-degradable bags or loose in 32gallon plastic cans clearly marked with “yard waste” or “YW” and not to exceed 40lbs. Small branches must be cut and bundled not to exceed 4ft in length or 40 lbs. Plastic bags, dirt, stone or branches larger than 6 inches in diameter will not be collected with yard waste.



Bulk Collections

Picked up weekly on your service day Wednesday - 4 item limit.

Please have all items to the curb no later than 6:00am on your service day Wednesday

Consider bulk as items that cannot be broken down and placed into Trash or Recycling containers IE: Household Furniture, Washer/Dryers, TV’s, tables, swing sets, mattress/box springs, chairs etc…

  • Appliances: Refrigerators and freezers, DOORS REMOVED – FREON REMOVED and tagged by certified technician
  • Any other Freon bearing appliance: Freon must be removed and tagged by certified technician.
  • Carpet and wood should be cut to 4ft lengths, no more than 40lbs and be rolled and tied/bundled together.
  • Boxes should be broken down, no longer than 4ft in length, weigh no more than 40lbs and must be tied/bundled.
  • Please ensure to completely wrap any mattress or box springs in plastic.
  • You may place out additional bags of trash or trash containers out for your bulk pickup each month.



Please place containers on opposite sides of your driveway if possible. Please ensure containers are 3 feet away from any stationary objects for servicing by the automated trucks


Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas trees will be picked up the 1st & 2nd full week of January on your normal collection day.

Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel and not enclosed in a bag.

Trees larger than 6 ft must be cut in half.



Republic Services 2024 Holiday Schedule: