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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Garbage Pickup Procedures During Outbreak UPDATED 5/18/20

Garbage Collection

Updated 5/18/20:


This Friday, May 22nd Groot will resume unlimited bulk item pickup service and also pickup of limited construction debris (one cubic yard or less) as per normal procedures.

If you live in one of the handful of homes affected by the recent flooding please follow these guidelines to get your water damaged items collected:

  • place your items in plastic bags that are tied off at the top whenever possible
  • If you have carpet please cut it up into small pieces (no greater than 4 feet in length and less than 50 pounds in weight) and place in plastic bags.
  • If you have construction debris (such as drywall) put it out in small amounts (one cubic yard or less) in a can with handles or plastic bags.

If you have any questions about this information please call the Village Hall at (847) 678-2550.

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Groot has made some temporary modifications to their procedures for pickup during the pandemic. These changes are designed to protect their drivers and employees during this difficult time and ensure continuous service.

The first precaution related to the outbreak is that Groot has determined that pickup of “bulk items” and “construction debris” is suspended until further notice. Collection of “loose” uncontainered garbage is also suspended until further notice – which means all garbage must be in your garbage cart, another can which has handles, or be bagged. This is designed to limit the exposure of their drivers to the virus. 

Additionally Groot is indicating that households that have anyone suffering from the virus bag their recyclables and throw them out with their trash. This would only be while someone in the household is suffering with symptoms and regular use of the recycling service can be resumed when everyone is symptom free. This is designed to protect Groot employees that work at their recycling processing facilities from exposure to recycling items that may have been in contact with someone suffering from the virus.

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