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Garbage collection is provided free of charge for single-family, two-flat, and three-flat residences throughout the Village. Details about this program can be found by viewing the Garbage Collection Program Brochure. Larger multi-family residential buildings (i.e. condo and apartment buildings), commercial, and industrial buildings need to secure their own pickup using a Village-licensed company. Please contact the Village at 847-678-2550 for a list of approved contractors and for any service issues, or submit a request using Online Service Request Form here.
Groot collects the garbage from the entire Village on Fridays, except in weeks where there is a one of six major holidays, in which case the collection is made on Saturday. Regular garbage, recyclables, and yard waste (during the season) are all collected on Fridays but with separate trucks. Garbage and Recycling Carts need to be at the curb by 6:00 AM to ensure pickup. More details about the Village's garbage collection program can be viewed here.
The Village garbage collection contractor is GROOT. They collect all single family residences and multi-family residences up to three units in size. GROOT collects regular garbage, recyclables, and also yard waste (during a limited season). Further details about the GROOT Garbage Collection Program can be found in the Program Brochure.
Yes, the Village offers recycling of numerous varieties every week. Each residence has its own recycling cart that can loaded with all kinds of recyclable materials. This cart is slightly smaller than the regular garbage cart and has a green or tan top. It is also marked "Recycling Only." This cart can only be used for recyclable material. Details about what materials can be recycled can be found by viewing the Garbage Collection Program Brochure. You can download and print out a copy of the garbage collection program brochure using that link or you may pick one up at the Village Hall.
Yes, the Village has a free program for electronics recycling with a drop off point behind the Village Hall next to the salt dome in a cargo container. Please put your item(s) in the large cardboard boxes. You can find more details on this program by reviewing our electronics pickup materials here. Groot will also pickup electronics items for a fee if you do not wish to drop them off at the free Village site.
Yes. Generally, GROOT will pick up at least one large item, such as a piece of furniture, a mattress, and/or an appliance, free of charge if they are left out during garbage pickup day. It is best if you call Groot ahead of time at 800-244-1977 to let them know what to expect. You can reach GROOT at 800-244-1977 or view their website. If GROOT does not pickup your item(s), please contact the Village at 847-678-2550 so that we can further assist you. For additional information, please visit GROOT's website here.
Yes, Groot will take a mattress so long as you wrap it with plastic sheeting or a plastic bag before you put it out at the curb or alley. Appropriate bags or sheeting can be obtained for a limited cost at a home improvement store or a local hardware store. You may also pickup a mattress bag for free at the Village Hall during normal business hours.
Yes, you may request a second garbage or recycling cart for your residence by visiting the Village Hall during normal business hours to complete a request form, or download the form here. The cost for an extra cart is $2.25 per month, and is added to your water bill (i.e. $4.50 for two months).