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Residents may choose from four types of refuse programs as follows:ToterStandard Level: Each house has been supplied with a 95 gallon capacity tote for their use. Residents will also be allowed up to one bulk item per week at no additional charge. This is the program you will be automatically enrolled in unless you call us to enter one of the other programs. 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 7:00 AM to be assured pick up.

A la Carte Services: 
Residents may request an a la carte level of service for an extra fee. Special services will be invoiced quarterly to the homeowner.

  • 1 x per week backdoor service
  • 2 x per week back door service
  • 2 x per week curbside service

*NOTE: Backdoor service users are limited to 95 gallon cart. Landscape waste and recycling material will still need to be placed at the curb. Those opting for twice per week service should place their landscape waste and recyclables out on the first day of your weekly collection.

Service Days: 
Residents west of Sheridan Roads primary day is Monday A la carte service (2x) per week on Thursday.
Residents east of Sheridan Roads primary day is Tuesday- A la carte service (2x) per week on Friday,

CouchBulk Items

One bulk item such as a couch or dresser or 1 cubic yard (3x 3x 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 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 & 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 etccreate special problems, please click here for help.

Toter RecyclerRecycling

Unlimited recycling service is provided. Each household has been supplied with a 65 gallon capacity recycling tote for their use. Extra items may be placed in a cardboard box, or a clearly marked container which is labeled 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

LeavesYard Waste Programs: 
Residents will have landscape waste collection weekly. All yard waste
material must be placed in a Kraft paper type yard waste bag not exceeding (32) gallons and not weighing more than (50) pounds. Any brush or branches must be cut down to 4 feet in length and bundled no greater than 2 feet in diameter. Please use only twine to secure the bundles. Tape, plastic or metal is prohibited at compost sites. 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, wood chips, bark, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood, rocks, excess amounts of dirt or animal waste.

White GoodsAppliances

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 and make arrangements for payment.

Christmas tree Pickup

Christmas trees may be placed out for collection through the second week of January for no extra charge.

Special pick-ups and extra garbage: 

If you find you need a large amount of extra rubbish picked up all at one time, or if you have more than the allowed one bulk item there will be an extra charge 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.

Lake Bluff Drop-off Option: 
Residents may have the option of dropping off extra garbage and bulk items free of charge at the Villages Public Works Facility (640 Rockland Road) Monday through Friday (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and on Saturday and Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Special note; appliances must have any mercury switches and or Freon type gas removed before dropping off, a tag evidencing their removal is required.

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.

Observed HolidaysObserved Holidays

  • 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.

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