Senior Discount

Seniors citizens 62 years or older may be eligible for a 25% discount on their standard curbside solid waste (garbage, recycling, yard waste) charges.  Discounts are applied directly through Waste Management.

To be eligible for the discount, the following is required:

  • Applicant must be 62 or older at the time of application. 
    Please note: There are no retroactive discounts.
  • Applicant must be a current resident of Wheeling, residing in a single family home or townhome with curbside collection.
    Please note residents in multifamily or condominiums are not eligible for the discount.
  • Applicant must have an active WM account listed in their name for the address they are submitting.
  • Applicant must be current with their WM bill (for example, no outstanding or past due balances).
If you meet all of the above requirements, please provide the following to the Village of Wheeling:

  • Complete and sign an Application for Senior Discount.
  • Provide proof of age. A copy of Applicant’s valid driver license, or state issued identification card, with current address must be attached with the application.
  • Provide a copy of the current WM bill that indicates the Applicant’s name as the account holder and address as an attachment with the application.
  • If the Applicant belongs to a homeowner association and does not receive a WM bill directly to their address, please state the homeowner association (not property management company) on the application.  
  • Return completed, signed application and supporting documents to one of the locations on the application.

Applicants will not be notified once applications are received.  It may take 3-6 months from the date the application is approved from the Village and WM for the discount to be reflected on a bill.  To determine if you are already receiving the discount for single family residents, please review your WM bill; under the description portion, it should indicate “Discount (sr)”, or contact WM directly at 1-800-796-9696. If a resident pays their bill through a homeowner association, please contact the association directly.
One discount per household. If a resident is already receiving the discount, no need to re-apply

Please click here for an application.