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Village of Oswego Waste Management and Recycling

Village Of Oswego Refuse Can Bag

Refuse:  95 gallon trash and 65 gallon recycle cans are provided. Groot cans are required for service. 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.

* Senior rates are available through the Village.
* Customers can rent additional Groot carts for a fee.

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

Recycling: Each household is provided with a 65 gallon recycling cart for their use. Alternate sized recycling carts are available; please contact a customer service representative for details. 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.

Yard WasteYard Waste: Residents are required to purchase landscape waste stickers which must be affixed to every bag or bundle of yard waste. Collections begin April 1st and end November 30th, all yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft type paper yard waste bags. Please do not use plastic or duct tape to seal bags, and only use string or twine to bundle any brush. Brush or branches must be cut down to 4 feet in length and bundled no greater than 2 feet in diameter. Yard waste in plastic bags will NOT be collected. Yard waste stickers are available for purchase at Village Hall or On-Line.

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.

Composting: composting is available from April 1 to November 30. Compost must be placed in a yard waste container loose (not bagged)

Yard Waste Subscription w 95 gallon Cart: Food scraps are now accepted in cart only (no plastic, biodegradable or compostable bags). Residents encouraged to utilize their own internal container for home use (i.e. coffee can or countertop composting container)-- NO COMPOST WILL BE ACCEPTED IN YARD WASTE BAGS--Season runs from April 1st through Nov 30th. Any bags/bundles outside of the cart will require a sticker for each item. Residential customers signing up for the subscription must pre pay before service can be provided.

Yard waste stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

Oswego Village Hall / 100 Parkers Mill / Oswego

Ace Hardware / 4500 Route 71 / Oswego

Jewel Food / 2540 Route 30 / Oswego

Meijer / 2700 U.S. 34 / Oswego

Jewel Food / 3795 Orchard Rd / Oswego

Lianes Family Pantry & Liquor / 4574 US Route 71 / Oswego

Heavy / Overweight ItemsBulk 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. Any additional bulk request will cost $28 per cubic yard.

  • 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. Anything over allowed construction debris will be $50 per trip or $28 per yard.
  • 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 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.

Spring/Fall clean ups:

  • For 1 week in the spring and 1 week in the fall, Groot will collect additional household waste, yard waste and bulk items at no extra charge.
  • Construction debris and recycling is not included.
  • Yard waste must be placed in 30 gallon Kraft bags. But stickers will not be required during those weeks. For specific dates, contact public works department at (630) 554-3242.
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

White Goods

Appliances: State laws require us to collect any white good type of appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. separately and recycle. We will collect an appliance for an additional fee. However, you are required to call our office to schedule the pickup.

Special pick-ups: If you find you need extra construction/remodeling debris 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/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 Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*Collections will be delayed one day after a holiday.
*If a 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 a 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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