Garbage Cart Placement
Rules and Regulations
All garbage must be placed inside the black carts provided by the city, with the lids securely closed. Carts must be placed at the curb or alley line by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Please make sure that your cart is at least three feet from any other object (including other carts) so that the arms of the truck can enfold the cart and dump your refuse. Please do not park your car within 20 feet of a cart placed out for collection.
Carts must be returned to your property as soon as possible following collection. They cannot be stored on city right of way. Lids must be completely closed.
Refuse that is tightly packed into carts may not completely dump. Garbage that is not bagged and tied may cause unsightly litter when carts are emptied. Please do not place any yard waste/grass clippings, recyclables, furniture, appliances etc. in your cart. The weight capacity is 200 pounds. Bags or boxes placed next to the cart cannot be collected. If you have additional refuse that does not fit in the cart with the lid closed, you may either call for a special collection for a fee, or you may bring it for to the Cudahy Drop-Off Center (5631 South Pennsylvania Avenue) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Please be sure to go to City Hall first to get the appropeiate number of tickets for your vehicle.
If you find a violation tag attached to your garbage cart, read it carefully to determine what action you must take to resume refuse collection. If you need further information or have a question about garbage collection rules, please call our office at 769-2216. Chronic refuse violators will be subject to a charge.
Was your garbage missed?
Please call our office as soon as possible so that a crew may be sent back in a timely manner.
Collection of Items Containing Refrigerant
EFFECTIVE June 1, 2010 the City will no longer collect or receive items at the Drop-Off Site/Transfer Station that contain or have contained refrigerants. These include items such as refrigerators, dehumidifiers and air conditioners. When you purchase a new appliance or item containing a refrigerant, please arrange disposal of your old item with the retailer. If this is not possible, there are several companies that will pick up these items for a fee.
Local companies that pick up items containing refrigerants:
No Fee Drop off:
HRS: Mon-Fri 7:30AM to 4:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM to 1:00PM (April - Sept. only)
Companies that pick up for a fee:
The City of Cudahy has a prescription drug collection program to protect our residents and our environment.
Monday through Friday
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cudahy Police Department
5050 South Lake Drive
BRING: Prescription medication in the original container (remove your name from the bottle) & over-the-counter medications, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams & pet medications.
DO NOT BRING: Illegal drugs, biohazardous material, needles/sharps, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, etc), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)
The Cudahy Police Department takes the medication to Illinois for incineration.
Sharps disposal is available for all Cudahy residents who use syringes or blood testing equipment in their homes. Sharps must be placed in a rigid, puncture-proof container such as a laundry detergent bottle with a secure lid. A biohazard label should be placed on the outside of the container. Sharps can be brought to the Cudahy Health Department during normal business hours for free disposal.