City of Plano

City of Plano Refuse and Recycling

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Regular Curbside Refuse & Recycling Collection:
Each residents will receive 1-95, 65 or 35 gallon wheeled cart for garbage.  Groot will take one large item OR one bundle of construction material (not to exceed 4 foot in length, two feet in diameter, or 50 pounds).  Additional refuse cans or bags outside of the cart must have one refuse sticker.  Additional bulk items above and beyond the (one item) will require 5 refuse stickers.  Groot will also pick up one tire per home per week with 5 attached stickers to the tire.

Recycling Collection:

Recycling is included with the refuse program at no additional charge.  Recyclables must be placed in the Groot provided 65 gallon cart on your regular day of collection.  Additional recycling carts may be rented for a monthly fee.

Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials

 

Yard Waste Program:
Groot will collect yard waste starting April 1st through November 30th, up to 2 bags or bundles of yard waste will be collected weekly at no additional cost.  Additional bags or bundles beyond the 2 bags allowance will require (1) sticker (same sticker used for garbage) attached to each bag or bundle.  Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeks, fruits, seeds, stalks, vines may be placed at the curb on the regularly schedule pick-up day.  Bags must be rolled and crimped closed and be easily lifted to waist height and not exceed 50 pounds.  Brush and branches up to 6 inches must be bundled with twine (wire or plastic is not acceptable) 4' or les in length and 2' or less in diameter at the base and easily lifted to waist height.  Yard waste does not include wood timbers, plastic edging, plant pots or trays, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, wood chips, bark, firewood or animal waste.

Residents may take part, as an option, in the unlimited yard waste collection program.  This is to be billed directly to the residents for an annual fee.

Bulk/Oversized Items:
Groot will take one large item per week at no additional cost.  Bulk items include: boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, mattresses/box spring and similar items that do not fit into a proper container and can be safely collected/lifted by one driver without assistance.  Exception include items which are banned from direct disposal into a landfill.  (Examples: appliances, tires, car batteries, televisions and electronic waste.) For bulk items in excess of 75 pounds, residents should call Groot to schedule a pick-up in advance.

Oversized and overweight items are any single large or extra heavy item that requires Groot to schedule a special pick-up.  An example of an oversized item is a piano or any item that requires two or more people to safely lift.  There will be an additional cost for oversized items.  Please call Groot to schedule a pick-up.

Construction/Demolition Debris: 
In lieu of a bulk item, Groot will take 1 cubic yard of construction/demolition debris per week at no additional cost.  All material must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and no larger than 2 feet in diameter.  For the safety of the collector, all debris must be bagged or bundled and free of nails and sharp object not exceeding 50 pounds.  Carpet must be cut up in four foot lengths not exceeding 50 pounds per roll.  There will be an additional cost for carpet material, please contact Groot to schedule a pick-up.

Solid Waste Items Not Collected:

Illinois law prohibits the disposal of certain waste in landfills.  In addition, other items should be disposed of by other methods.  Please observe these regulations, or your trash will not be collected.  Please visit www.swancc.org for more information on how to dispose of these items.  The following items are banned from landfills:

  • Automobile Tires
  • Automobile Batteries
  • Explosive, Toxic, Hazardous & Volatile Waste
  • Flammable Waste
  • Gasoline, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze
  • Large Automobile Parts & Wheels
  • Acids & Poisons
  • CFL Bulbs, Florescent Bulbs
  • Electronics Waste
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals

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 will collect, at the curb, unlimited electronic items for no additional fee.  Please contact Groot at 630-587-5673 to schedule a collection.

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.

Customers also have the option to bring their items directly to drop-off sites throughout the area, most of which are for no charge. Please visit the where and how page of our site and click on your county and then your town to search for area drop–off locations.

 

• Computers & monitors
• Video game consoles
• Electronic Mice
• Printers
• Scanners
• Televisions
• Digital converter boxes
• Electronic keyboards
• Cable receivers
• Fax machines
• Small scale servers
• Satellite receivers
• Video cassette recorders
• Digital video disc players
• Digital video disc recorders
• Portable digital music players

 

Appliances and White Goods:
State laws require us to collect any white good type of appliance such as refrigerators, ovens, washers, etc. separately and recycle.  Residents must call Groot in advance for this collection which will be no additional cost.

Definition: Any domestic and/or commercial large appliance which contains CFC or HCFC refrigerant gas, PCB containing capacitors, mercury switches, or other hazardous components. Examples: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ranges (both electric and gas), dehumidifiers, water heaters, furnaces, ovens, humidifiers, trash compactors, washing machines, clothes dryers and other similar appliances.
* Please note- Doors must be removed from refrigerators & freezers

Residents May Purchase Universal Refuse & Yard Waste Stickers At The Following Locations or Online:

  • Plano City Hall | 17 E. Main Street
  • Corral Marathon Station/Carls Oil | 1001 W. Route 34
  • Citgo Station | 101 Waubonsee Drive
  • Jewel #3102 | 234 Veterans Parkway | Yorkville

 

 

Observed Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

*If the holiday falls on a Saturday, pick up will stay the same.
*If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday will be an off day.
*If the holiday falls on a weekday, service will be delayed until the next day.


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