Garbage and Recycling

Regens disposal has been awarded the garbage and recycling contract in Arcola. Garbage pickup is Friday mornings unless otherwise stated. Recycle pickup is every second Monday unless otherwise stated. Click here for a printable schedule of garbage and recycle pickup days.

Recycle Carts:

Single stream means no sorting. Here are some instructions:

  • All your recyclables from cardboard, paper, newspaper, magazines, tin cans, milk cartons, plastic bottles, beer/pop cans and glass liquor bottles can be placed in these new carts.
  • All cardboard is to be placed loosely in the carts.
  • Please make sure all cans, cartons and bottles are rinsed with caps removed.
  • Make sure any plastic that is recycles has #1 through #7 market on the bottom.

The following is a list of items that can’t be recycled:

  • Food-contaminated cardboard
  • Soiled tissues
  • Styrofoam
  • Household garbage
  • Hazardous materials such as paint
  • Construction materials
  • Tires
  • Oil

To learn more about Regens and its programs, or to request e-mail/phone/text reminders for pickup dates, please visit