Each household has been provided with one (1) 95 gallon capacity tote for their use. Any regular household waste in an extra can or bag over and above the tote will require you to purchase and affix a solid waste sticker to it. Residents will also be allowed up to one bulk item per week at no additional charge, any extra bulk items will require an extra charge and arrangements must be made in advance. We try to be regular with our collection times but we may arrive earlier or later on your collection day, please have your material out by 6:00 AM to be assured pick up.
Age 65 years or older qualify; discounts are available and you have the option to have a 35 gallon tote instead of the 95.
One bulk item such as a couch or dresser or 1 cubic yard (3x 3x 3) of miscellaneous debris or construction material will be collected each week for no additional charge. Construction type debris should be stacked or bundled in lengths no longer than 4 feet and no larger than 2 feet in diameter.
- We will consider a box spring and mattress as one large item
- Carpeting should be in rolls no longer than 4 feet long and two feet in diameter and taped. We consider 5 rolls to be one large item.
- In general try and keep any loose material bundled and neat so we can pick up.
- Stone, concrete, and dirt can only be picked up in containers and cannot weigh more than 45lbs. per container. Two containers will be considered one large item.
Electronic Waste Collection - "e-waste":
The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits any person from allowing or to cause mixing of any of the items listed with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill.
Groot Industries offers collection of these items directly from your home for an additional fee; however, you must call in advance to schedule a pick-up and make arrangements.
All items collected will be recycled and rendered inoperable. Due to the sensitive nature of some electronic items (computer hard drives or storage devices), we prefer to pick up items from the front, side, or top of drive locations.
Fluorescent bulbs, needles, paint; tires etc...create special problems, please for help.
Unlimited recycling service is provided. Each household has been supplied with a 65 gallon capacity recycling tote for their use. Extra items may be placed in a cardboard box, or a clearly marked container which is labeled RECYCLING ONLY. All recyclables may be mixed together in one container, no sorting is needed. Do Not put your recyclables in plastic bags. for a list of Recyclable Materials
Yard Waste Programs:
Residents will have landscape waste collections weekly from April 1st through November 30th. The two programs offered are as follows:
- Landscape waste stickers: Residents who have limited volumes of yard waste will have the option to purchase a sticker and place it on either a 33 gallon can or a biodegradable yard waste bag. This is the standard program.
- Subscription Service: Residents who generate higher volumes of yard waste may elect to pay an annual fee for the collection of landscape waste season. Up to 4 cans or bags are allowed per week from April 1st October 15th; six (6) are allowed per week from October 16th until December 1st. Please contact us at (877) 404-7668 to sign up.
All yard waste material must be placed in a suitable container or Kraft paper type yard waste bag (preferred) not to exceed 50 lbs. each. Any brush or branches outside of the container or bag must be cut down to 4 feet in length and bundled no greater than 2 feet in diameter. Yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be collected.
State laws require us to collect any white good type of appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. separately and recycle. There is a fee per item for collection and you are required to call the office to schedule and make arrangements for payment.
Christmas tree Pickup:
Christmas trees may be placed out for collection through the second week of January for no extra charge.
Special pick-ups and extra garbage:
If you find you need a large amount of extra rubbish picked up all at one time there will be an extra charge and you must call the office to arrange for scheduling and payment. If you choose to have your clean-up done on a day other than your normal service day an extra trip fee will be charged.
Some items are just too big or heavy for our people to handle without special equipment, in that case your driver may leave it so special arrangements can be made. In this event special charges will apply. Please call and check first if you think what you have placed out falls in this category.
additional 95 gallon totes for refuse or 65 gallon totes for recyclable are available for rental. Please our offices.
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
*Collections will be delayed one day after a holiday
*If the holiday falls on a Sunday there will be no collection on Monday and services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.
*If the holiday falls on a Saturday there will be no change to your regular pick up day
*If a holiday falls on a weekday service will be delayed one day later for the rest of the week.