Keep Apple Canyon Lake Clean!

The recycling center is available to members only. Members must have trash pass to dispose of garbage or recyclable materials. There is a disposal fee for large or electronic items.

Trash Facts

Every lot with a home at ACL is required to pay an annual $75 Trash Assessment. Other property owners may elect to pay the trash fee and use the Solid Waste/Recycling Center. For each $75 fee paid, the property owner has a choice of a trash decal sticker or a paper trash pass. Unless the same vehicle is used to drop off trash every time, a paper trash pass is needed. The paper trash pass can be transferred between vehicles or presented if an ATV, UTV, or golf cart is used to drop off trash. Photocopies or photos of the pass are not acceptable and entry to the facility will be denied without a decal sticker of a paper trash pass as issued by the Association. If needed, one additional trash pass (paper or decal) can be purchased for $10, provided the $75 fee has already been paid. A total of two passes is allowed per lot. If a pass is lost, the replacement fee for each pass is $30.

If a member has paid the $75 Trash Assessment, they are then eligible to purchase Large Item and Electronic Item Disposal Permits. These permits are available at the ACL Office and allow the property owner to dispose of televisions, furniture, large appliances, etc. This is a very handy service as fewer and fewer locations allow the disposal of items such as televisions and old computer monitors.

No hazardous materials can be disposed of at the Center, nor are septic tanks or septic components, tires, or batteries allowed. Building materials cannot be disposed of at the Solid Waste/Recycling Center, the property owner needs to ensure an on-site dumpster is rented for any construction or renovation projects.

Detailed recycling information and a list of items accepted for Large Item and Electronic Item Disposal is included on the Solid Waste/Recycling Hours brochure given to each property owner with their trash pass. If you have any questions or would like to purchase a Trash Pass, please contact the Association Office at (815) 492-2238.


Hours & Procedures:
Starting immediately, we have implemented new guidelines for the Solid Waste & Recycling Center.
Only two cars at a time will be allowed to dump their garbage. Vehicles will be required to stop behind a new stop sign and wait until a vehicle leaves the dumping area. They can then proceed and remove their garbage. We hope that this eliminates the issues we have had with social distancing at the recycling center.
We hope these changes will allow owners to take their garbage to the recycling center, but still practice social distancing, keeping themselves and the staff safe.

NOTE: Large Item and Electronic Item Disposal permits are not available at this time. These items cannot be disposed of until further notice.

NOTICE: The ACL Solid Waste & Recycling Center has returned to its normal operating hours.

April 1st – September 30th
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 – 9:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm 
October 1st – 31st
Monday: 8:00 – 10:00 am
Thursday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday hours extended in October only
November 1st – March 31st
Monday: 8:00 – 10:00 am
Thursday: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Holiday Hours:
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day
10:00 am – 7:00 pm