Village of Winthrop Harbor

Village of Winthrop Harbor Waste Management and Recycling

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Collection Day is Friday.

Residents can choose from any of the following programs. Call Groot at (877) 40-GROOT today to find out which one of the following options will fit your needs:

Basic Collection Service: Collection of 95 gallon refuse cart plus one bag or 32 gallon container. 65 gallon recycling cart is included in your weekly collection. In addition, one bulk item (up to 50 lbs) will be accepted each week. Unlimited Recycling pick-up is included.

Tag Service and Recycling (does not include large item pickup): A prepaid tag must be affixed to each 32 gallon can or bag of garbage. You will be billed separately for recycling.

Senior discount: Senior Residents will receive the senior rate the first billing cycle following Village Approval.

Special Pick-ups: Items not covered under regular refuse collection and some bulk item service require special pick-up. These items include white goods, auto parts, building materials, heavy appliances, and other similar items. Contact Groot for pricing and collection arrangements.

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; 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.


• 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


Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials

Yard Waste Collection: Yard waste will be picked up on your regular service day from April 1 through November 30. The residents may select from the following service levels:

  • Yard Waste Subscription: Entire season April 1st - November 30th. Subscription is limited to 6 biodegradable kraft bags/32 gallon containers. Any additional bags/cans will require yard waste stickers.
  • Pay-per-bag/tag: One paid tag shall be required for each landscape container (up to 32 gallon) of yard waste placed out for collection.

Please call (877) 40-GROOT for more information on these programs.  Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeds, fruits, seeds, stalks, vines are acceptable landscape items.  Landscape does not include wood timbers, plastic edging, plant pots or trays, fertilizer or landscape material bags, bark, wood chips, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood, rocks, excess amounts of dirt or animal waste. 

Leaf Collection: Fall leaf collection will be provided at no cost to residents beginning mid-October and concluding November 30. Leaves only may be raked out to the curb for removal during this time frame.

  • Village of Winthrop Harbor | 830 Sheridan | Winthrop Harbor

Observed Holidays

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