Refuse & Recycling


Republic provides trash and recycling pick up to the Village of Midlothian. Our contracted refuse pick-up day is TUESDAY'S. Republic Services' hours of operation are 6:30am to 6:30pm.

You may place your cans out no earlier than 9:00 a.m. on Mondays, and they must be brought in no later than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. 


Republic Services has provided each Midlothian home with a large 95-gallon blue toter cart for garbage. The toter is to be placed curbside with the lid opening toward the street. Do not place the toter within three feet of a curbside mailbox or a parked car to allow for adequate space to operate the collection truck. This truck picks up all toters and are fitted with special equipment to lift and dump the toter contents into the truck. A second truck will pick up additional items from other containers.


Republic Services offers curbside pickup of recyclables. A recycle toter is provided to each residence in addition to the trash toter. Recyclables will be picked up every other week. No trash will be accepted in these carts. Accepted materials:  paper & cardboard, aluminum/metal, cartons (milk/juice) and plastics. Ensure items are empty, clean and dry.  No need to separate items, just use the recycling toter.  Republic may be contacted directly at 708-385-8252. 
2023 Recycling Calendar

2024 Recycling Calendar

Recycling Flyer (PDF)

Large Item Pick-up

Republic Services will pick up 1 (one) large item per household per week. This includes furniture such as couches, chairs, recliners, etc. Note: If items have any metal parts or framing, they will need to be removed before placing at curb.

Yard Waste

Between April 1st and November 30th Republic will pick up yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, twigs, etc.). It is to be placed loose in your container with the yard waste sticker affixed to the container and easily visible to the driver. Midlothian residents can call the Republic Services Customer Service Center at 708-385-8252 to request a used cart for yard waste service while supplies last. You may also use the paper lawn bags available for purchase at most hardware and home improvement stores.

You may put out branches that you have trimmed; you must bundle them in no longer than four foot sections and pile them neatly for pickup. Keep in mind Republic is not a tree service, so be reasonable with your pile.


Your garbage pickup date only changes when the holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday.

Republic Services uses a holiday schedule for only 6 holidays per year as follows: