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Village Of Forest View

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Village of Forest View Waste Management and Recycling

Refuse Can Bag Trash Can With Bag On Side

Description of Service

Refuse & Yard Waste

Service Day


Refuse Collection Program 

Service includes collection of unlimited household refuse. Residents are allowed to use garbage cans or bags that are not larger than 32 gallons and do not weigh more than 45 pounds each.

Recycling Collection 

Groot does not pick up recycling in Forest View. Please contact the current hauler for this service.

Bulk Items/Carpeting

All bulk items set out for collection will be collected by Groot free of charge. Bulk items include, but are not solely limited to, couches, dressers, cabinets, dining room table and chairs. Carpeting will also be collected for no charge and must be cut up in four foot lengths and rolled in a manageable size for the driver to safely collect. Please call Groot toll free at 888-485-0900 to arrange a pickup.

White Goods/Appliances


Illinois state law requires Groot to collect all appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers, dryers, dishwashers etc. separately. Residents must call Groot at 888-485-0900 in advance to schedule a separate truck at no charge for white good/appliance collections.

Yard Waste Collection

Kraft Bag

Groot will collect unlimited volumes of yard waste with the season starting April 1st and ending November 30th. Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeds, fruits, seeds, stalks, vines may be placed at the curb on the regularly scheduled pick up day in Kraft paper bags marked with “compost only”. Bags must be rolled and crimped closed and be easily lifted to waist height and not exceed 50lbs. Brush and branches up to 6 inches must be bundled with twine (wire or plastic is not acceptable) 4’ or less in length and 2’ or less in diameter at the base and easily lifted to waist height. Yard waste 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. 

Observed Holidays

Observed Holidays

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

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
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