Recycling Carts

Customers are now able to purchase waste carts through the City's Permitting, Plans and Licensing Portal. The portal gathers all of the information needed to apply and pay for waste carts in one convenient place. The City offers free garbage and recycling cart delivery. Please note that delivery may take up to 30 days due to the large volume of cart orders.

three recycling carts of different sizes stand next to each other for scale

Naperville has a recycling cart program for its residents served by the curbside recycling program. These carts are made of a sturdy commercial-grade plastic with wheels for easy movement and hinged lids to contain items and minimize animal pilferage and blowing trash. They offer residents a clean and convenient way to dispose of recyclables and increase their recycling capacity.  The carts have a 10 year warranty against manufacture's defects. 

Carts come in three sizes:

  • 95 gallons (holds 6 standard kitchen-size bags, measures 46.5"H x 26.4"W x 35.5"D) $63
  • 68 gallons (holds 4 standard kitchen-size bags, measures 42.1"H x 25.3"W x 26.4"D) $57
  • 35 gallons (holds 2 standard kitchen-size bags, measures 38.5"H x 18.9"W x 22.5"D) $43

These sizes work with the automated hauling process and also guarantee there will not be confusion between recycling and garbage collection, since these services occur on the same day.

Groot Industries allows residents to use other containers for recycling if they are equipped with a metal bar allowing for automated pick-up and if they are clearly marked as a recycling container. Neither the City of Naperville or Groot Industries will be responsible for any damages that occur if residents choose to use a non-City issued cart.

Also note that by using a non-City issued recycling cart, it increases the potential for the City's hauler to miss picking up your recyclables, as drivers will be looking for a City-issued blue recycling cart.

Purchase a Recycling Cart

  1. Sizes for recycling carts are listed above, as well as in the application.
  2. Apply for your waste cart by clicking the link in the blue box below. For more help, access the step-by-step guide. Please note that you will need to set up a Civic Access account if you have not already done so. 
  3. All carts are delivered to your home at no additional charge. There is no pick-up option available. Orders may take up to 30 days to be delivered; however two to three weeks is a typical timeframe for most orders.
  4. If you are moving into an existing residence, please wait to order  your carts until you close on the property. Some previous owners will leave carts for the new owners. If you find you still need to order a cart after closing, you may use garbage bags or your own container of 35 gallons or less until you receive your carts.
  5. If you discover you have ordered the wrong size cart for your needs, please contact the Department of Public Works at 630-420-6095 within 30 days of receiving your cart. Only unused carts will be accepted for exchange and an exchange charge may apply.
  6. Please note that the application can be used to order both garbage and recycling carts.
  7. Verify your shipping address before completing your order.
  8. Once you receive your cart, you may place your old, empty garbage can or carts at the curb on your regular garbage collection day with a note attached stating that the can is garbage.

View the waste cart application on the
Permitting, Plans and Licensing Portal