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Bartlett Waste Management and Recycling

Unincorporated Bartlett

Refuse Can BagRefuse: Service includes collection of unlimited household refuse. Residents are allowed to use garbage cans or bags that are 95 gallon containers (provided with service) and do not weigh more than 45 pounds each. We try to be regular with our collection times but we may arrive earlier or later on your collection day, please have your material out by 6:00 AM to be assured pick up.

Note: Extra containers may not exceed 35 gallons & may not weigh over 50 lbs. Extra carts cost $39 per year, billed in July. Residents may request a smaller container. If requested within 120 days, no fees.

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 & 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

Tough Items: Fluorescent bulbs, needles, paint, tires etc... create special problems, please click here for help.

Recycling: Unlimited recycling service is provided. You may use a 65 gallon containers is provided with service but it must be clearly marked "Recycling only". All recyclables may be mixed together in one container, no sorting is needed. Do Not put your recyclables in plastic bags. Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials

Leaf Pickup: Leaf Pickup begins on the October 1st and ends on November 30th. Stickers are not required for leaves, only during this time.

Yard WasteYard Waste: Must use generic yard waste bags. one sticker on each bag. Yard waste season runs April 1st to November 30th. 95 gallons yard waste container is available for $215 per year, billed in January. You cannot cancel yard waste container during the months of December to March. Tree limbs, branches or brush must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and placed in the container. 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. You will be required to call the office before your service day as there will be an extra charge for each extra bundle or bag. Yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be collected.

Will Call Yard Waste: We have made available for those residents that only wish to have their yard waste picked up occasionally, a "Will Call" program. You may find this very cost effective for those who wish to do spring and fall clean-ups but leave their clippings lay the rest of the year. Simply call in prior to your normal collection day and arrange for payment. Charges are per bag or bundle placed out for collection and $15.00 minimum will apply. Reminder-only biodegradable paper type yard waste bags may be used.

Heavy / Overweight ItemsLarge Items: One large item such as a couch or dresser or 1 cubic yard (3’x 3’x 3’) 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 and no larger than 2 feet in diameter.

  • We will consider a box spring and mattress as one large item.
  • Carpeting should be in rolls no longer than 4 feet 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 45 pounds per container. Two containers will be considered one large item. Unlimited bulk pickups included with service.

White GoodsAppliances: State laws require us to collect any "white good" type of appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. separately and recycle them. There is a fee per item for collection and you are required to call the office to schedule and make arrangement's for payment. Unlimited pickups with service.

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 of $22.00 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.

Christmas trees: Christmas trees pickup is offered during the first full 3 weeks of January

Oversized/Overweight Items: Some items are just too big or heavy for our people to handle without special equipment, in that case your driver may 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.

Wheeled Toter and Recycle BinContainer Rental: Groot Industries has available to rent 95 gallon capacity trash containers and 65 gallon recycling containers. Containers are easily wheeled around and have lids. We also have 18 gallon recycling bins available for purchase. Call us for more details.

Construction Debris: Allowed 2 cubic yards (10 normal trash containers) per dumpster rental. Anything over that amount will cost an additional $50 per trip & $28 per yard.

Senior Discount: We offer seniors over the age of 65 a 10% discount on their bill. Proof of age must be sent to Groot Industries to the attention of the Billing Department.

Vacation Policy: 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.

There is an annual Brush collection twice per year. Please see Bartlett website for dates.

Observed HolidaysObserved Holidays

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

*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 remainder of the week.

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