Village of Arlington Heights
Village of Arlington Heights Waste Management and Recycling
Primary Service Days:
Monday- North of Oakton St. & West of Arlington Heights Rd
Tuesday- South of Oakton St. & West of Arlington Heights Rd
Thursday- North of Oakton St. & East of Arlington Heights Rd
Friday- South of Oakton St. & East of Arlington Heights Rd
(Recycling & Yard waste will be serviced on your primary service day)
ONCE PER WEEK OR TWICE PER WEEK REFUSE COLLECTION PROGRAM
View the brochure here
Refuse Cart Program:
Each resident will be provided a 95 gallon refuse cart. If you prefer to receive a smaller 65 or 35 gallon cart for refuse, please contact Groot by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-244-1977. There is no cost for the refuse carts, and residents currently renting refuse carts will no longer be charged a rental fee.
Residents may contact Groot to request a different sized cart once at no charge. Any additional annual switches will cost $25 each.
Changes to Refuse Collection Frequency:
Residents who do not contact Groot will default to once per week refuse collection. Residents choosing to subscribe for twice per week refuse collection must contact Groot at the above email or phone number. Level of service changes may be made once annually at no charge. Any additional level of service changes will cost $25.
Changes to Solid Waste Collection Days:
The Village will be divided into 4 quadrants for collection. Refuse, recycling and landscape waste will all be collected on the same day (Primary Day). Residents subscribing for twice a week refuse collection will have refuse collected on Monday & Thursday or Tuesday & Friday. Recycling and landscape waste will occur on the primary collection day.
Recycling Cart Program:
Unlimited recycling service is provided. Each household will received (1) 65-gallon cart unless a smaller or larger cart is ordered by calling Groot for no charge. All recyclables may be mixed together in the cart provided to you, no sorting is needed. Do not put recyclables in plastic bags.
Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials
Back door collection is an option and offers a number of advantages, residents do not have to carry the refuse to the street. Back door service does not apply to recycling or landscape waste collection. Call Groot to subscribe to back door service at 800-244-1977.
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 Industries offers collection of these items directly from your home for an additional fee; however, you must call in advance to schedule a pick-up and make arrangements.
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.
Fluorescent bulbs, needles, paint tires etc...create special problems, please click here for help.
Bulk items such as a couch or dresser or up to 1 cubic yard (3' x 3' x 3') of miscellaneous debris or construction material will be collected each week at no additional charge. Construction type debris should be stacked or bundled in lengths no longer than 4 feet and no larger than 2 feet in diameter.
- Carpeting should be in rolls no longer than 4 feet long and two feet in diameter and taped.
- In general try and keep any loose material bundled and neat so we can pick up.
- Stone, concrete, and dirt can only be picked up in containers and cannot weigh more than 45lbs. per container.
Special pick-ups and extra garbage:
If you find you need extra rubbish picked up on a day other than your normal service day or you have more than 1 cubic yard of construction type debris there will be an extra charge.
Some items are just too big or heavy for our people to handle without special equipment, in that case your driver may have to leave it so special arrangements can be made. In this event special charges will apply. Please call and check first if you think what you have placed out falls in this category.
Landscape Waste/Food Scrap
Arlington Heights residents may now participate in food waste composting by subscribing to the new 95 or 65 gallon landscape subscription program.
· Residents must subscribe for service.
· Food scraps may only be placed inside the cart.
· No food scrap material is permitted in paper landscape bags.
· Landscape outside of carts must be stickered.
· Subscriptions cannot be prorated.
· Between October 15-Dec 15, up to 7 unstickered landscape bags or bundles may be placed at the curbside next to the cart.
What Food Scraps May Be Composted?
Teabags & coffee filters
Meat, poultry or seafood (no shells or bones)
Paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins, egg cartons, pizza boxes)
Glass, plastics & Styrofoam
Dairy (no liquids)
Diapers, pet litter & waste
Coffee grounds & tea leaves
Liquids, grease & oil
Landscape Sticker Program:
Residents can purchase landscape waste stickers from local retailers and apply the stickers to bags or bundles of landscape waste. Fall Leaves 2:1 Program- November 1 through December 15, residents need only place 1 sticker for every 2 bags of leaves set out for collection. The list of stores selling stickers can be seen below.
Landscape Waste Subscription Program $135/season:
Residents may subscribe to the program which allows three (3) unstickered bags or bundles per week Apr 1-Oct 14. Fall collection from Oct 15-Dec 15 allows ten (10) unstickered bags or bundles per week at the curbside for collection. Food scraps are NOT permitted with base subscription program.
Yard Waste Sticker Retailers
- Village of Arlington Heights | Village Hall 33 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. | Arlington Heights
- Zimmerman True Value | 745 Buffalo Grove Rd. | Buffalo Grove
- Sherwin Ace Hardware | 1705 Campbell | Arlington Heights
- Jewel | 122 Vail | Arlington Heights
- Jewel | 440 Rand Rd. | Arlington Heights
- Jewel | 1860 Arlington Hts. Rd. | Arlington Heights
- Jewel | 333 Euclid | Mt. Prospect
- Jewel | 3000 Kirchoff Rd. | Rolling Meadows
- Lowe's | 990 W Algonquin Rd. | Arlington Heights
- Neradt Ace Hardware | 1753 W. Golf Rd. | Mt. Prospect
- Walgreen's #9246 | 1000 Northwest Highway | Arlington Heights
- Walgreen's #39 | 235 Palatine Road | Arlington Heights
- Mariano's Fresh Market | 802 E. Northwest Highway | Arlington Heights
- Mariano's Fresh Market | 545 N. Hicks Rd. | Arlington Heights
- True Value | 1215 E Rand Rd | Arlington Heights
- Tony's Finer Foods | 1241 N Rand Rd | Prospect Heights
Leaves and grass clippings must be placed in two-ply, 30 gallon, Kraft type paper bags and bags must not weigh more than 50 pounds each. Yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be collected. Plastic tape and silver duct tape must not be used to close the bag because it will not decompose in the compost. Brush and small limbs must be tied into bundles with twine or string and may not exceed 5 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter, or 50 pounds. Each bundle must have a sticker on them if using the bag and tag method. Logs greater than 6 inches do not require a sticker and should be disposed of with garbage; there is a 1 cubic yard limit.
Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeds, fruits, seeds, stalks, vines, bark and wood chips are acceptable landscape items. Landscape does not include wood timbers, plastic edging, plant pots or trays, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood, rocks, excess amounts of dirt or animal waste.
Christmas trees will be collected on your regular collection day from Dec. 31 through Jan. 13. Stickers are not necessary for Christmas trees.
State law requires us to collect any white good type of appliance such as refrigerators, ovens; washers etc. separately and recycle them. Appliances are picked up on Mondays at no charge to residents. Please call Groot 24 hours in advance to schedule a pick up.
Residents are required to notify Groot prior to going on vacation. There is a 30 day minimum and no maximum (within one calendar year) in order to receive a credit. Residents must supply a start and return date prior to their departure. Any balance must be paid in full before vacation status is applied. Credit will be applied upon return. No credit will be issued if Groot is notified after the fact.
Senior discounts for people 65 years of age or older are available; residents must apply in person (if able) at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, and bring a copy of your Groot bill with your account number & I.D.
Persons with disabilities, whose household income is less than $16,000 per year, are eligible for a discounted collection rate. This discount does not apply to landscape waste stickers, the landscape waste subscription programs, or the special collection rate. Please call the Village's Disability Services Coordinator at 847-368-5793 for more information and an application.
- New Year's Day
- Labor Day
- Memorial 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.