Village of Niles

Village of Niles Waste Management and Trash Removal

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Each single family household will be supplied with a 95 gallon refuse cart.  Residents are permitted to set out unlimited household waste for collection.  Seniors (62 years and older) will have the option of choosing a 35 gallon refuse cart size instead of the 95 gallon after a 60 day trial period.  Additional refuse beyond the cart must be placed in refuse containers not exceeding 35 gallons in capacity or 45 pounds in weight.  Plastic bags at the curb are not allowed.  Additional 95 gallon refuse carts are available for rent for an annual fee.  We try to be regular with our collection times but we may arrive earlier or later on your collection day.  Please have your materials out by 6:00 AM to be assured pickup.

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 click here for more information on how to dispose of these items.  The following items are banned from landfills: automobile tires, automobile batteries, explosives, toxic items, hazardous & volatile waste, flammable waste, gasoline, motor oil, anti-freeze, large automobile parts and wheels, acids & poisons, CFL bulbs, florescent bulbs, electronic waste, swimming pool chemicals and paint in liquid form.

Bulk Items & Oversized/Overweight Items:

Unlimited bulk items such as a couch or dresser will be collected each week for no additional charge.  One cubic yard (3x 3x 3x) of miscellaneous debris or construction material will be collected each week for no additional charge.  Construction type debris should be stacked or bundled in lengths no longer than 4 feet, no larger than 2 feet in diameter and no more than 45 pounds in weight. For the safety of the collector, all debris must be bagged on bundled and free of nails and sharp objects.

  • We will consider a box spring and mattress as one large item.
  • Carpeting should be in rolls no longer than 4 feet long and two feet in diameter and taped. We consider 5 rolls to be one large item.
  • 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. Two containers will be considered one large item.

Oversized and overweight items are any single large or extra heavy item that requires Groot to schedule a special pickup.  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 pickup.

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 up to six items per pickup for an additional fee; however, you must call in advance to schedule a pick-up and make arrangements.  Residents may also check regularly to learn about free biannual collection dates in Niles.

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


All residents will now be supplied with a 65 gallon recycling cart.  While the carts must be used, you may keep the 18 gallon recycle bin for personal use and overflow only when the recycle cart is full.  The carts must be placed four feet apart with the handles facing the house on collection day.  Place a note on the bin if you wish Groot to permanently remove and recycle your 18 gallon bin.  Seniors (65 and older) will have the option of choosing a 35 gallon recycle cart size instead of the 65 gallon size after a 60 day trial period.

Multi-Family dwellings will have access to a recycling drop off facility located at Public Works at 6849 W Touhy Avenue.

Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials

Yard Waste
The Village of Niles offers the residents landscape waste stickers.  The sticker must be affixed to each 30-gallon biodegradable landscape bag or container not exceeding 35-gallons or 50 pounds in weight.  Landscape materials are collected on your regular collection day.  Landscape which is too bulky to be placed in a bag, such as branches or brush must be securely tied, (with biodegradable twine) bundled not to exceed 4 feet in length, no larger than 2 feet in diameter and must not weight more than 50 pounds.  Landscape materials will be collected April 1st through December 1st each year.  Acceptable landscape includes: grass clippings, leaves, branches, brush, garden plants, flowers, weeds, vines, garden vegetables and garden fruit.  Unacceptable landscape includes: fence posts, railroad ties, firewood, sod, earth, wood chips, bark and rocks.

Christmas trees will be removed after the holidays through January on your regular collection day.  No sticker is required.


Yard waste stickers are available for purchase at following locations:

-Village of Niles | 1000 Civic Center Drive

-Senior Center | 999 Civic Center Drive

-Jewel Store | 5667 Touhy Avenue

-Jewel Store | 8730 Dempster

-Jewel Store | 7900 Milwaukee

Brush Collection:

Groot will collect un-stickered bundled brush with regular yard waste collections on a weekly basis.  The Public Works Department will no longer be providing this service on the every other week schedule.  No yard waste sticker is required for bundled brush.

State laws require us to collect any white good type of appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. separately and recycle. We will consider an appliance as one large item however you are required to call our office to schedule the pickup.  There is no charge for this service.

Container Rental:

Groot has available to rent additional 95 gallon trash containers and additional 65 gallon recycling containers for an annual fee. Call Groot for more details.

Roll-off Dumpsters:

Effective January 1, 2016, the village refuse franchise program with Groot Industries requires all permanent and temporary roll-off dumpsters to be provided through Groot.

Whether you are a resident who is remodeling or cleaning out your residence or a contractor at a construction site (commercial or residential), Groot must be contracted for waste removal.

Groot provides all the standard "open top" dumpsters and all sizes of compactor roll-off services.  For delivery of a roll-off dumpster, please contact Groot's roll-off department at 800-244-1977.

If any dumpster other than a Groot dumpster is being used at a site, a citation will be issued by Code Enforcement which requires an appearance before the Village Adjudication Hearing Officer.  If you have been issued a citation for this, please contact the Village Legal Department at 847-588-8010.

Observed Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*Collections will be delayed one day after a holiday.
*If the holiday falls on a Sunday there will be no collection on Monday and services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.
*If the holiday falls on a Saturday there will be no change to your regular pick up day.
*If a holiday falls on a weekday service will be delayed one day later for the rest of the week.

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