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City Of Park Ridge

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Park Ridge Refuse and Recycling Collection

City Of Park Ridge

See the Park Ridge brochure here

Unlimited Standard Refuse Service:

Service includes collection of unlimited households garbage. Additional refuse beyond the 95-gallon cart may be placed in containers not exceeding 33 gallons. Residents may place one or two bulk items out per week (non-appliance and non-electronic) for collection at no additional charge. Refuse is required to be out by 6:30 a.m.

Carts:

Residents are required to use their 95-gallon cart for refuse and 65-gallon cart for recycling. The two carts need to be placed 4 feet apart with the handles facing the house on collection day. Lost, damaged or stolen refuse/recycle carts will be replaced by Groot by calling 800-244-1977. Landscape carts are the responsibility of the resident.

Yard Waste

Landscape Waste:

The current unlimited landscape program remains unchanged. NO plastic bags may be used for landscape collection. Residents may place biodegradable landscape bags or bundles at the curb, or in the alley, and will continue to have the option to purchase a 95 gallon landscape cart.

  • Landscape materials will be collected the first Monday in April through the third Friday in December each year.
  • Landscape materials are collected on your regular collection day.
  • Any landscape materials beyond the cart must be placed at the curb or alley in biodegradable paper bags which have been folded at the top.
  • 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 and no larger than 2 feet in diameterwith each bundle not to exceed 50 pounds.

Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeds, fruits, seeds, stalks, vines may be placed at the curb on the regularly scheduled pick up day. Landscape does not include wood timbers, bark, wood chips, plastic edging, plant pots or trays, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood or animal waste.

Recycling Collection:

Unlimited recycling is included with the refuse program and is collected on your primary day of service. Recyclables must be placed in the Groot provided 65 gallon cart on your regular day of collection. Materials do not need to be separated. Materials that exceed cart capacity may be placed in paper bags and placed beside the cart. DO NOT place plastic bags in the recycling container.

Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials.

White Goods

Appliances:

White goods such as: refrigerators, freezers, ovens, washers, air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, dryers, water heaters, water softeners, dishwashers, stoves, ranges, furnaces, etc. require a special pick-up and separate disposal by the State of Illinois. Residents must call Groot at 800-244-1977 to schedule a pick-up in advance and to make payment.

Construction Demolition Debris:

All material must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and no larger than 2 feet in diameter per bundle. For the safety of the collector, all debris must be bagged or bundled and free of nails and sharp objects not exceeding 45 pounds. Carpet and padding must be cut up in four foot lengths not exceeding 45 pounds per roll or 40 square yards in total. Groot will take up to 1 cubic yards per week for no additional fee. Additional cubic yards will be an additional fee. Residents must call Groot at 800-244-1977 to schedule a pick-up in advance and to make payment.

Heavy / Overweight Items

Bulk & Oversized Item Disposal:

Service includes collection of one to two bulk items per week (not appliances/oversized/overweight items) at no additional cost. Bulk items include, but are not limited to, boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, and similar items that do not fit into a proper container and can be safely collected/lifted by one driver without assistance. Exceptions include items which are banned from direct disposal into a landfill (appliances, tires, car batteries, electronic waste).

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, hot tub or any item that requires two or more people to lift. There is an additional fee for oversized items.

Observed Holidays:

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

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
  • Electronic Waste
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals

Electronic Waste Collection - "e-waste":

Most electronic items are prohibited from being disposed of in Illinois landfills. Groot will collect, at the curb, up to six electronic items. Contact Groot at 800-244-1977 to schedule a collection for electronic waste and for pricing.

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. 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
E-Waste

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