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Village Of Mundelein

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Village of Mundelein Waste Management and Recycling

Village Of Mundelein

ToterUnlimited Standard Level of Service:

Residents will have unlimited service with one 95 gallon cart for standard household waste collected weekly. Included in this service, Groot will also provide a 65 gallon cart for weekly collection of recyclables. Residents will be allowed to place one bulk item out per week at no additional charge. Refuse should be placed out to the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Groot will invoice the residents directly on a quarterly basis.

Limited Standard Level of Service: Service includes the weekly collection limited to one 65-gallon cart and one bulk item, (non appliance), per week. Additional refuse found outside the cart will require one prepaid refuse sticker to be affixed to each container or bag not to exceed 33-gallons. Please be aware that if you put out more than 1 bag per month the unlimited rate is more cost effective.

**If you would like to transition to the Limited program, we would ask you to notify us providing your name, address and contact information via email to Please make this request before December 15, 2016. Groot will switch carts for those that have requested by January 15, 2017. The reduced limited rate would be reflected on your January bill.

Pay-Per-Bag Program: Residents who generate small volumes of refuse may elect the pay-per-bag program. In this program residents can purchase a refuse sticker and affix the sticker to each bag or can not to exceed 33 gallons containing standard household waste. The required minimum level of recycling service provides a 65-gallon cart at a monthly fee. *Please note: if your household generates more than one bag per week, it is more cost-effective to utilize the unlimited standard level of service.

Senior Unlimited Program: To be eligible for this program residents must be 65 years or older, service includes weekly collection for one 35 gallon cart for refuse and one 35 gallon cart for recycling. Seniors must register for the Village senior water rate in order to be eligible for the senior garbage rate. Any senior electing to utilize the 95 gallon cart will still be invoiced at the standard rate. Groot will invoice the residents directly on a quarterly basis.

Senior Limited Program: To received the senior discount residents must be 65 years old or older and registered with the Village for the water bill discount. Service will include weekly limited collection of one 35-gallon cart for refuse and one 35 gallon cart for recycling. Additional refuse found outside the cart will require one prepaid refuse sticker to be affixed to each container or bag not to exceed 33-gallons.

Toter RecyclerRecycling: Please note that both the unlimited, limited and pay-per-bag refuse collection programs include a 65 gallon cart for recycling for weekly collection. Residents have the option to upgrade to a 95-gallon cart upon request. To request a 95-gallon recycling cart please contact Groot customer service at 877-404-7668.

Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials

Landscape Waste Program (Optional Program):
Residents will have landscape waste collection weekly from April 1st through November 30th. 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, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood, rocks, bark, wood chips, excess amounts of dirt or animal waste. The two programs offered are as follows:

  1. Subscription Service: Residents who generate higher volumes of yard waste may elect to pay an annual fee for the collection of up to four approved containers weekly throughout the landscape waste season. Subscription fee must be paid in full upon signing up.
  2. Landscape Waste Stickers: Residents who have limited volumes of yard waste will have the option to purchase a sticker and place it on either a 33 gallon or smaller can or a biodegradable yard waste bag.

White GoodsFood Scrap Collection-Starting April 2017: Mundelein residents will be permitted to place approved food scrap materials inside their landscape bags & containers. Collection will continue to occur on their normal landscape pickup day.

What can be composted?

Yes- Fruits, Vegetables, Breads, Grains, Pasta, Cereal, Dairy (no liquids) Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Butter, Eggshells, Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves.

No-Teabags & Coffee Filters, Biodegradable Bags, Meat, Poultry, Seafood (no shells or bones), Paper Products (paper towels, plates, napkins, egg cartons, pizza boxes), Glass, Plastics, Stryofoam, Diapers, Pet Litter/Waste, Liquids, Grease or Oil.

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.

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.

Oversized Items
Bulk Items:
One bulk 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 long and 2 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 lbs. 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 will now be collecting electronic waste up to 6 items at the curb for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Residents wishing to recycle such items should call Groot to schedule a date and time for collection. Please note that some items such as large TV's that require more than one person to collect may require an additional fee as determined by Groot personnel.

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
Electronic Mice Printers
Scanners Televisions
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

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.

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

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 and should not exceed 45 pounds. Residents will need to call Groot at (877) 404-7668 to obtain price quote and to schedule a pick-up.

Additional Cart Rental: 
Residents who want two or more carts will need to call Groot to order and pay for the additional cart rental which will be billed on a quarterly basis.

LeavesFall Leaf Vacuuming:
As provided for in the past Groot will continue to provide leaf collection services each fall. The schedule shall be outlined through notification by the Village. Groot asks that residents rake all leaves intended for collection within 4 feet of the curb.

Christmas TreeChristmas Tree Pickup:
Residents may also place on the curbside, until January 31, their discarded Christmas trees for pick-up.

Yard Waste and refuse stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

  • True Value | 516 N. Seymour | Mundelein
  • Ace Hardware * | 609 E. Hawley | Mundelein
  • Jewel | 1501 S. Lake St. | Mundelein
  • Mundelein Village Hall | 300 Plaza Circle | Mundelein
  • Ace Hardware Libertyville | 155 Peterson Rd | Libertyville
  • Walgreens | 951 N Highway 83

* Convenient payment drop box at this location

Please call (877) 40-GROOT for more information on these programs.

Observed Holidays

Observed Holidays

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

*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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