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Unincorporated Lake Barrington

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Unincorporated Lake Barrington Waste Management and Recycling

Lake Barrington

Services Provided:

  1. Unlimited household refuse not exceeding 32 gallons or 45 pounds. Refuse is collected one time a week.
  2. Recycling can be placed in 18-gallon bin available through Groot or personal containers that do not exceed 32-gallons or 45 pounds. Containers must be clearly marked "Recyclables Only"
  3. Subscription Yard waste is collected during the months of April 1st through November 30th.
  4. Construction and general clean up debris are collected on normal service day for additional fees.
  5. Residents are limited to one bulk item or one cubic yard of construction debris each week at no additional cost.

Refuse Service includes collection of unlimited household garbage. Containers or bags must not 32 gallon or 45 pounds. One bulk item or one cubic yard of construction material will be collected each week for no additional charge. Refuse is required to be out by 6:00 a.m. each week.

Recycling Unlimited recycling service is provided. Personal container must not exceed 32 gallons or 45 pound and must be marked clearly "Recyclables Only". All recyclable material may be placed in one container, no sorting is needed.

Recycle Bin GrootClick here for a list of Recyclable Materials

Container Rental Groot Industries offers a 95-gallon container for trash and a 65-gallon container for recyclables; both containers have lids and are on wheels.

Appliances: White goods such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. require a special pick up and separate disposal is required by the state. A $45 one time fee per item for collection and residents must call and schedule a pick up in advance.

LeavesSenior Discount: A 10% discount is available for residents over the age of 65. Proof of age must be sent to Groot Industries to the attention of the billing department.

Yard Waste Available by "Subscription Only".Collections starts April 1st and ends November 30th, there are no credits or prorates for residents that sign up in the middle of the season. All yard material must be placed inside the 95-gallon container provided. Tree limbs, branches or brush must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length, bundled no greater than 2 feet in diameter and placed in the container provided. Yard waste in plastic bags will Not be collected.

Vacation Policy Residents are required to call in prior to stop service. Vacation hold must be a minimum of 4 weeks and there is no maximum. Residents must provide a return date when they call to stop service and all balances must be paid before the hold can be applied; credit will be issued the following billing cycle.

Bulk Item Disposal Residents are allowed to place out one piece of furniture or one cubic yard of construction material each week at no additional cost.

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

Oversized/Overweight Items Any single large or extra heavy item that requires us to schedule a special pick up to remove will require a one time fee of $50 per item. Residents are required to call and schedule a pick up in advance.

Construction/Demolition Debris All material must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and no larger than 2 feet in diameter. All debris must be bagged or bundled not exceeding 45 pounds. We charge $15 per cubic yard (3'x3'x3'), if pick up is done on a day other than your normal service day there will be an additional charge of $30.

Observed Holidays

Observed Holidays

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

*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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