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City of Sheridan Refuse and Recycling

ToterRegular Curbside Refuse Collection: 
Each resident will receive 1-65 gallon wheeled carts for garbage. Groot will take on large item OR one bundle of construction material (not to exceed 4 feet in length, two feet in diameter, or 50 pounds) OR one additional bag or can (up to 32 gallons) of waste each week. Additional refuse cans or bags outside of the cart must have 1 refuse sticker. Additional bulk items above and beyond the (one item) will require 5 refuse stickers.

Recycling Collection:
Recycling is included with the refuse program at no additional charge and will be collected EVERY OTHER WEEK. 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, bark, wood chips, plant pots or trays, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood or animal waste.

CouchBulk/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 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 provide free twice a year collection of electronic waste at a central location within the City. The date will be predetermined by the City and Groot.

During the spring clean-up week (the date to be determined by Groot and the City) Groot will collect unlimited e-waste items, at the curb, for no additional cost. Sometime during the fall season, there will be a Saturday drop-off event at a central location which the date will also be decided with no additional cost to the residents.

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 & monitorsVideo game consoles
Electronic MicePrinters
Digital converter boxesElectronic keyboards
Cable receiversFax machines
Small scale serversSatellite receivers
Video cassette recordersDigital video disc players
Digital video disc recordersPortable digital music players

White GoodsAppliances 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, water softeners, 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 Location:

  • Sheridan City Hall | 115 N. Robinson Street

Observed HolidaysObserved 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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