Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

Groot performs once-per-week curbside refuse, recycling and yard waste collection service.  For questions concerning this refuse collection contact Groot directly at 847-429-7370.

Garbage Collection Days, Collection Hours And Holiday ScheduleExcept as modified during holidays, refuse, recycling and yard waste is collected Wednesday and Thursday. All items must be set out no later than 6:00 a.m. on collection day.   Do not place items at the curb before 5 p.m. on the day prior to pickup. Containers must be removed from the curb no later than 6 p.m. on the day after collection.  Click here to view the map of pick up locations by day.  

There will be no collection on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  When one of these holidays fall on a week day, your scheduled service will be delayed by one day (ie. should New Year's Day fall on a Monday and your normally scheduled pick up is Wednesday it will be picked up on Thursday and a normally scheduled Thursday pick up will take place on Friday.)  If a holiday falls on a Saturday, refuse pickup is not affected; however, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, refuse pickup is delayed by one day. 

The following days are NOT refuse collection holidays; and refuse is collected on the normal service day.

  • Third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Third Monday of February, Presidents' Day
  • Second Monday of October, Columbus Day
For more information or to report a missed collection, call Groot at (847) 429-7370.

Missed CollectionThe vehicle drivers begin at 6:00 a.m. and cease collection by 7:00 p.m.  If the vehicle driver misses your collection, it will picked up the next day.  Please contact Groot directly at (847) 429-7370. Offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Refuse Service
Households are responsible for placing containerized refuse in the 95-gallon green cart provided by Groot/Republic Services at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.  Place the cart as close as possible to the curb with the wheels facing toward the house.  Excess refuse may be placed in plastic garbage bags.  There is no limit to the number of receptacles or bags residents may place at the curb provided they weigh no more than 50 pounds and no more than 3 yards in volume, with the exception of construction/remodeling debris and hazardous materials not to exceed the contents of one 30-gallon container or 10, 4' x 4' rolls of carpet.

The contractor will collect all kitchen waste including household food, accumulations of animal food and vegetable matter attendant on the preparation of foods, general household trash and refuse, including ashes, crates, wrapping materials, cloth materials, discarded toys, discarded clothes and similar materials that may not be recyclable for any reason, furniture including, but not limited to mattresses, box springs, sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases (one large item per week), fixtures, bicycles, sleds, swing sets, microwave ovens and like items (excluding major appliances) as defined herein, small amounts, less than two cubic yards in volume of earth sod, rocks or debris from remodeling or construction resulting from do-it-yourself projects - if placed in disposable or acceptable containers, or in securely tied bundles not exceeding four feet in length or 50 pounds in weight.

On request, the contractor will provide residents with additional disposal service beyond that described for all types of refuse materials including earth, sod, rocks, concrete, excavations and other materials (except for poisonous and toxic materials and large quantities of liquid requiring tank truck disposal equipment).  Contact Groot at (847) 429-7370 for an estimate for any special services.

Recycling Services
Recycling material is collected on the same day as refuse and yard waste.  Residents are provided with a 65-gallon blue recycling cart. A list of the recycling materials that are accepted is available here.

Electronics RecyclingIllinois bans electronics in landfills to reduce the amount of toxic material in the environment. Electronic waste (e-waste) must be recycled by a registered collector, recycle and/or manufacturer.  Recycling the metals, plastics and glass from electronic items conserves natural resources and uses far less energy than mining or refining raw materials, which include gold, cadmium, lead and silver.   Groot will continue to provide recycling collection; however, e-waste left at the curbside will not be picked up.

The Kane County Recycles office manages recycling programs for electronics, books, hazardous materials, and other hard-to-recycle materials, and promotes best practices for household recycling, commercial business recycling, and composting. This office oversees recycling-related information and community outreach initiatives; oversees the annual licensing of Waste and Recycling Haulers; provides backyard compost bins; and implements the Kane County Solid Waste Plan.  The office oversees the Recycling and Hauler Licensing Ordinance which requires commercial businesses and multi-family residences to recycle, and provides the provisions for hauler licensing and reporting.  For information about recycling in Kane County, see the Kane County Recycles webpage and sign up to receive an electronic copy of the new Green Guide each spring.

Yard Waste ServicesWeekly landscaping/yard waste collection is available from March 1st through December 15th on the same day as refuse and recycling pick-up.  This waste may be placed in standard brown kraft yard waste bags or in containers clearly marked "yard waste."  Containers or bags may not exceed 34-gallon capacity or weigh more than 50-lbs.

Yard waste includes all accumulations of grass, leaves, shrubs, vines and other similar items.  Small bushes, brush and branch clippings, when securely bound with string or twine in bundles not exceeding four feet in length, will be collected.   Live Christmas trees are collected on regularly scheduled pickup days during the first three full weeks of January, beginning January 7, 2019. Trees must be free of metal, plastics, all decorations and disposal bags.

Curbside, unbagged leaf pickup is provided to households owned and/or occupied by senior citizens (age 65 or older) who are currently enrolled in the Senior Credit Program and to owners/occupants of residential lots larger than one acre. Leaves are collected by the contractor on Mondays from September 1st through December 15th or the first snow fall.  Residents should be aware that the program only applies to leaves generated on a qualifying lot and staff will monitor the program for compliance in this regard. If the Village determines that non-site generated leaves have been placed on an eligible lot, the residence will be removed from the program until such time as the leaves have been removed or bagged in an appropriate manner. Leaf pick-up must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Administrative Services Department at 847-742-5780 by noon the Friday before the pick up week.

Village crews pick up tree limbs, to large to be collected by the refuse carrier, twice a month.  Click here for program details.

Senior/Large Lot Leaf Pick Up Program
Curbside, unbagged leaf pickup is provided to households owned and/or occupied by senior citizens (age 65 or older) who are currently enrolled in the Senior Credit Program and to owners/occupants of residential lots larger than one acre. Leaves are collected by the contractor on Mondays from September 1st through December 15th or the first snow fall.  Residents should be aware that the program only applies to leaves generated on a qualifying lot and staff will monitor the program for compliance in this regard. If the Village determines that non-site generated leaves have been placed on an eligible lot, the residence will be removed from the program until such time as the leaves have been removed or bagged in an appropriate manner. Leaf pick-up must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Administrative Services Department at 847-742-5780 by 10am the Friday before the pick up week.

White Goods CollectionState Law prohibits the landfilling of large residential appliances or “white goods”; therefore, residents must contact Groot at (847) 429-7370 to schedule the collection of larger residential appliances.  “White goods” are collected at no cost.

Hazardous Material CollectionResidents may call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 1-866-373-8357 to schedule a free pickup.  This service is sponsored by Kane County and the Village.

  • Acceptable material: aerosol products; antifreeze; motor oil; gasoline; batteries blacktop sealer; cleaning products and solvents; hobby and photography chemicals; lawn chemicals and pesticides; oil-based paints, stains and finishes; and pool chemicals.
  • Unacceptable material: Ammunition/gun powder; biological/medical wastes; explosives or fireworks; farm machinery oil; fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.
Note: Modern latex paint is not considered hazardous for the environment.  According to Kane County’s website, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency no longer accepts leftover latex (water based) paint in its household hazardous waste collections.  It can be placed in your regular garbage once it has been solidified.  If there is just a small amount of paint remaining in the can, remove the lid and let the paint evaporate outside.  For fuller cans, stir in an absorbent (i.e. kitty litter or oil-dry).  Leave the lids off when placing in the garbage – leaking paint cans will harm local streets and cars.  

 Refuse Map