A family owned business for over 50 years, Homewood Disposal has grown
from a small scavenger company to a full range solid waste, transportation,
recycling, and disposal service company.
The beginning of Homewood Disposal
(then called Homewood Scavenger). With a
fleet of just three trucks, we picked up gar-
bage from residents in Homewood. Our
first office stood behind a men’s clothing
store on Dixie Highway in Homewood, IL.
Joining Forces. In conjunction with another
local company, Star Disposal, out of Park
Forest, IL we offer our first roll-off dump-
sters. This is the first of a number of com-
panies that Homewood will merge with
over the years (others include, Nuway Dis-
posal, Tinley Park Disposal, A&J Disposal,
Sexton Disposal, Kankakee Disposal, Ser-
vice Sanitation, Arrowaste and most re-
cently, Heartland Disposal).
We’ve Moved! With a growing fleet and
staff, we move into a bigger space a few
blocks away in East Hazel Crest, IL. Our
service area has now grown to include
Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, and
Let’s Build. Now servicing many rapidly growing
communities, it is necessary for us to operate our
own transfer station. This was a huge step for us.
When it was completed, it allowed us to dump our
trucks at our own facility.
How else can we help you? Our list of services has
tripled since our beginning. In 1990 we introduced
our first curbside recycling program in the Village
of Homewood. 1994 brought the start of our Spe-
cial Hauling division, and in 1996 we started our
Street and Parking Lot Sweeping program.
Going Green in a Big Way! This year we installed
our state-of-the art recycling facility. This facility
allows us to sort recyclable material by type and
prepare it for the market.
This year, Homewood Disposal partnered with
Indiana portable restroom company, Service Sani-
tation, Inc. Service Sanitation was already a suc-
cessful restroom company servicing the Chicago-
land area. This made for a great addition to our list
Home Sweet Homewood. After operating out
of East Hazel Crest, IL for more than 30
years, we made the move back to Homewood
with the construction of our corporate head-
Here to Stay. We now have over 500 employ-
ees and a fleet of 200 trucks to service our
customers. Homewood Disposal is proud of
its history and ability to remain in the fore-
front of this increasingly complex industry.
All of this has been made possible by the in-
tegrity and hard work of the high quality indi-
viduals that make up the Homewood Disposal
family of employees.