Johns Disposal collects recycling only in the Village of Darien.

Recycling is collected every other week.

Mix it all together:

Johns Disposal Service provides single stream recycling. All recyclable material can be mixed together. Johns Disposal’s recycle process system sorts all recyclable material.


  • Tin cans, steel cans, aerosol cans, dried paint cans
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • #1-7 plastic bottles or jugs with a twist top
  • Cartons (juice boxes, milk cartons)
  • Clean aluminum foil

Mixed paper:

  • Newspaper, magazines, books, mail, school/office paper
  • Brown corrugated cardboard (please flatten all boxes)
  • Gray chipboard (cereal & shoe boxes)
  • Brown paper bags

Shredded paper:

  • Please place in a clear plastic bag (this is the only exception that allows plastic bags in the recycling)

Please do not place the following in with your recycling:

  • Plastic bags & styrofoam of any kind
  • Toys
  • Yard waste
  • Other plastic
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Tanglers (hoses, Christmas lights, rope, chain)


Cart Placement:

  • The arrows on the lid of the cart should point to the road
  • Handles and wheels should face away from the road
  • The garbage cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the road on one side of the driveway
  • The recycle cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the road on the other side of the driveway
  • Please keep 6 ft. of clearance between the carts and other objects, especially mailboxes, poles and vehicles

Johns will take recycle bulk items including the following:

  • Appliances, water heaters
  • Automotive batteries
  • Drain oil

Collection Day:

The Village of Darien’s collection day is Friday. Johns Disposal collects recycle and Nieuwenhuis Bro’s collects refuse.  Recycle is collected every other Friday.


Click on the calendar below to download the 2021 or 2022 collection schedule: