Swansea's Solid Waste Management Program includes the collection and processing of trash, and recyclable materials. For trash collections, you must use a container, or trash bag, no larger than 33 gallons and weighing no more than 50 pounds, or rent an optional 90 gallon tote from Republic Services.
No matter which disposal method you use, you must place one (1) Swansea trash sticker on the 33 gallon container or bag. The 90 gallon tote requires 2 stickers. Trash Stickers are available for purchase at a cost of $24.30 per sheet (each sheet contains 5 stickers) or a yearly sticker is available (at a pro-rated cost). Contact the Government Center for current price or to purchase. The yearly sticker is good for one 33 gallon container, weighing not more than 50 pounds. Trash stickers are orange in color and 1 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches long. They come 5 on a sheet. They will also have instruction on the reverse side, including phone number for questions.
Stickers for the trash are available at the following locations in Swansea:
Schnucks Super Center 2665 N. Illinois St, Swansea, IL
Swansea Government Center 1444 Boul Avenue, Swansea, IL
Collection of Larger Items:
Please call Republic Services at (618) 656-6883 to schedule a pick up. Ensure stickers are clearly visible and attached to each item. You will need either 3 stickers or 7 stickers depending upon the item. Three (3) stickers are required for each large, non-appliance item. This includes sofas, mattresses, other furniture, and rolls of carpet. A large item also includes one box or bundle of construction or remodeling debris, which does not exceed one cubic yard (3'x3'x3') in volume. Seven (7) stickers are required for appliances. This includes refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, central air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, washers and dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and hot water heaters.