La Grange Highlands
La Grange Highlands Refuse and Recycling
Each household will receive weekly collection of refuse and recycling on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday each week. Collection will occur between then hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please have your material out by 6:00 AM to be assured pick up
Residents will be provided unlimited collection of household garbage in a Groot provided 95 gallon cart at no additional charge. Groot will provide a 65 gallon cart for recycling collection also at no additional charge.
Additional 95 gallon carts for refuse and 65 gallon carts for recycling will be available for an additional fee. Please no personal containers.
Fluorescent bulbs, needles, paint, tires etc... create special problems, please click here for help.
The program includes collection of one bulk item per week under 50 pounds (not appliances or oversized/overweight items) at no additional cost.
Bulk items include: boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, and similar items that do not fit into a proper container and can be collected/lifted by one driver without assistance. Exceptions include items which are banned from direct disposal into a landfill. (appliances, tires, car batteries, TV’s, 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 will be an additional fee per item.
- 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.
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.
|Computers & monitors||Video game consoles|
|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|
State law requires us to pick up yard waste separately from general waste. Collections begin April 1st and end November 30th. Residents must place yard waste in biodegradable Kraft type paper yard waste bags that do not exceed 33 gallons in capacity. Any brush or branches outside of the container must be cut down to 4 feet in length and bundled no greater than 2 feet in diameter. Only use string or twine to bundle, and do not use plastic or duct tape to seal your yard waste bag. Each bag or bundle will require one yard waster sticker available for purchase at one of the outlets below. Yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be collected.
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,
bark, wood chips, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod,
firewood, rocks, excess amounts of dirt or animal
Yard Waste Cart Subscription Option: Residents may also choose to subscribe to a yard waste cart subscription in place of the yard waste sticker service. Residents will be billed annually for the subscription service which includes a 95 gallon cart for yard waste.
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State laws require us to collect any white good type of appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. separately and recycle. There is a fee per item for collection and you are required to call the office to schedule pick up and make arrangement s for payment.
Special pick-ups and extra garbage:
If you find you need extra rubbish picked up all at one time there will be an extra charge per cubic yard and you must call the office to arrange for scheduling and payment. If you choose to have your clean-up done on a day other than your normal service day an extra trip fee will be charged.
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.
Groot Industries has available to rent 95 gallon & 65 gallon capacity trash containers. Containers are easily wheeled around and have lids. Call us for more details.
Residents are required to call Groot PRIOR to stopping service for extended vacations. Vacation hold must be a minimum of 4 weeks and there is not a maximum. Residents must provide a return date and all balances must be paid before the hold can be applied; credit will be issued the following billing cycle.
- 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.