City of McHenry

City of McHenry, Illinois Residents

We at Prairieland Disposal are excited to be your refuse hauler. We are an environmentally conscious waste hauler and recycler. Our mission is to provide honest, cost effective waste collection services.

Leaf Vacumming: Leaf vacuuming occurs October 1st through the first full week of December.

E-Waste Pick up: E-waste curbside pick up day occurs twice per year in the last full week in March and the last full week in September.

If you are a resident of the City of McHenry, Illinois, please review the following documents:

  Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Program

Special Notice for City of McHenry Residents

Due to material handling concerns and public gathering restrictions instituted by the State of Illinois through the current shelter in place order associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Yard Waste Drop-Off Program on Saturday mornings at Knox Park will be temporarily discontinued until further notice.

On Monday, April 6, 2020, City Council approved a modification to the current Yard Waste Curbside Collection scope of services in the City Refuse Hauling Contract between Prairieland Disposal and the City of McHenry. The Yard Waste Curbside Collection Program will now include free weekly pickup of three (3) yard waste bags, properly sized bundles, or acceptable containers for every residential refuse account in the City. Yard waste in excess of these quantities will be accepted with use of a prepaid yard waste sticker. Should you need yard waste stickers, stickers are available for purchase at Angelo’s Fresh Market, Meijer Store, Ace Hardware, and Jewel Food Store.

Please note, this curbside pickup program begins effective immediately! You may now start following this program on the same day of your refuse pickup.

As a reminder, Yard Waste Curbside Collection Program details are as follows:

  • Residents may use either 2-ply, 50# weight kraft paper bags or garbage type cans which do not exceed 33 gallons in size with a maximum weight of 50 pounds per container. To make the containers more visible, please mark the containers with a large X or YW. No plastic bags are allowed.
  • Branches must be bundled to a maximum length of 5 feet, a maximum of 2 feet in diameter, and a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • Pickup of yard waste materials is on the same day as the resident’s refuse pickup day.
  • ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: grass clippings, leaves, branches 3 inches in diameter or less, brush, garden plants, flowers, weeds, bark pieces, pine cones.
  • MATERIALS NOT ALLOWED: tree trunks & stumps, branches larger than 3 inches in diameter, fence posts, railroad ties, firewood, rocks, sod or dirt.

Should you have any questions, please contact Prairieland Disposal at 847-381-9300 or the City of McHenry Public Works Department at or 815-363-2186. Thank you

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