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One-Pass Truck

Bulk Item Pickup

Effective April 20th, 2020, Prairieland will resume bulk item pickup services, with the stipulation that all large bulk items must be either bagged or wrapped in plastic. For example; mattresses, couches, chairs, carpeting, or extra household trash will need to be bagged or wrapped in plastic and put at the curb.  Bathroom fixtures, including toilets and sinks, will also need to be bagged or wrapped in plastic. Smaller bulk items that do not fit in the container, such as cardboard boxes, do not need to be wrapped in plastic. Please contact Prairieland Disposal at (847) 381-9300 if you have a bulk item and are unsure if it needs to be wrapped in plastic. The City appreciates the efforts made by our residents during this difficult time to ensure the safety of the community and to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  These requirements will be in place until the expiration of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order.

Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste

The City of Crystal Lake’s goal is to provide cost effective and quality services to the public.  The City contracts with a single hauler for residential curbside refuse, recycling and yard waste collection. 

See How it Works

Please click on the following link for an inside look at how Prairieland's one-pass trucks operate: Prairieland One-Pass Truck Video

Rate Information

The base rate includes weekly collection of refuse, recycling, yard waste, and one bulk item per week.  Invoices are sent quarterly, and residents can pay online, over the phone, or through the mail.  A copy of identification showing proof of age is required to qualify for the senior rate.  

 Monthly Rates  Single   Family  Senior   Rate  Multi-   Family 
 Base Rate (includes refuse, recycling and   one bulk  item per week)  $17.48  $15.74  $13.98
 Optional Yard Waste Tote (billed   quarterly for 12 months)  $3.00  $3.00  $3.00
 Each Additional Refuse/Recycling Tote   (optional)  $3.00  $3.00  $3.00

Additional Services

 White Goods  $35.00 per item
 Additional Bulk Item  $25.00 per item
 Special Collection  $20.00 per cubic yard
 Water Based Paint  $30.00 and 5 gallon limit per pickup.   $4.00 for each additional gallon. 
 Household Organic   Compost Container  $15.00
 Electronics Drop-Off  Free
 Household Chemicals  (must call ahead)  $30.00

Holiday Collection Schedule 2020

Scheduled collections that fall on or after an observed holiday will be delayed by one day during the week of the holiday.  For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, collection will be delayed by one day throughout the week, with Friday collection taking place on Saturday. Below is the 2020 holiday schedule:

  • New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Independence Day: Saturday, July 4, 2020
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020