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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).
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 like a piece of furniture, a mattress, and/or an appliance free of charge if you leave them out for garbage pickup day. It is best if you call ahead of time and let them know what to expect. You can reach Groot at 800-244-1977 or view their website here. If they do not pickup your item(s), please contact the Village at 847-678-2550 to let us know, so we can assist you.
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.
Yes, you may request a second garbage or recycling cart for your residence by coming to the Village Hall during normal business hours to fill out a request form or download the form here. The cost for an extra cart is $2.25 per month which is added to your water bill (i.e. $4.50 for two months).