• Jul 20, 2017, 14:11 PM



Due to the volume of debris for the special flood damaged waste pickup, Waste Management is extending the collection program into the week of Monday, July 24th for those registered through the program.

In addition, Waste Management will have trucks disbursed across the Village this Saturday, July 22nd, to collect flood damaged material.  The Village strongly recommends residents get any flood damaged items to the curb by this Friday night to facilitate pickup.

If a Waste Management truck passes your home without collecting your items, please leave your items at the curb and another truck will be by for collection during the week of July 24th. After Friday, July 28th, residents can call Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696 to arrange for a special pick-up at their cost. 


Date:               July 13, 2017
Contact:          Jack Linehan, Assistant to the Village Administrator/PIO
Phone:             847-599-7514
Fax:                 847-623-0490
Special Flood Damage Debris Pick-Up Services Offered for Week of Monday, July 17, 2017

GURNEE, IL - The Village of Gurnee has arranged for special pick-up services with Waste Management to assist residents in disposing of flood damaged items as a result of localized and regional flooding.

Residents that have experienced flood damage and are looking to dispose of flood damaged items must register for this special pick-up service by contacting the Village of Gurnee Flooding Hotline at 847-599-6640 or by filling out the online form.

PLEASE NOTE: Only flood damaged items will be accepted as part of this special pick-up service. 

Special pick-up services will begin on Monday, July 17th and run through Friday, July 21st. Pick-ups will occur on residents’ regularly scheduled pick-up days, if possible. We ask residents with non-flood related large bulk items to hold off on disposal for the week of July 17th – 21st to accommodate the special pickup from homes impacted by the flood.
Residents participating in this special pick-up service should follow these preparation steps for the disposal of damaged items:

  • Debris must be contained in cans or bags not exceeding 33-gallons in size and no heavier than 45 lbs. each. NO BAGSTERS COLLECTED via this special pick-up. Those choosing to use Bagsters must arrange for pick-up separately and are responsible for any collection costs.

  • Debris may be bundled; however, cannot exceed 45 lbs. in weight and 4 feet in length and no wider than 2 feet in diameter.

  • Carpeting must be rolled, taped, or tied. Carpet, after being rolled and tied, should be no longer than 4 feet in length and no wider than 2 feet in diameter and weigh no more than 45 lbs. each.

  • Larger items such as damaged furniture may be placed at the curb adjacent to garbage/recycle containers.

If you have any questions regarding this special pick-up service, please call the Village of Gurnee Flood Hotline at 847-599-6640 during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday).