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Village of Willowbrook

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Village of Willowbrook Waste Management

Curbside Collection Program

Each household will receive weekly collection of refuse and recycling in Groot provided carts on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday each week. Please see service map for your collection day. Collection will occur between then hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Residents will be provided with a default cart size of one (1) 65 gallon refuse cart and one (1) 65 gallon recycling cart at no charge. 95 or 35 gallon carts for refuse and/or recycling will be available upon request at no charge.

Any additional refuse outside the cart will be collected as long as it is in a properly prepared container (plastic bag or plastic or galvanized metal can not to exceed thirty two (32) gallons, with two handles and not over fifty (50) pounds in weight) with a prepaid refuse sticker affixed to each item.

Yard Waste Collection

April 1– Second Full Week in December

Landscape waste will be collected each week on the same day as refuse and recycling collection. Residents can choose from a pay-per-bag option or a yard waste subscription for an annual fee.

Pay-Per-Bag Option:

An unlimited amount of properly prepared yard waste bags will be collected as long as a prepaid sticker is attached to each item. Approved yard waste containers include Kraft style paper yard waste bags (not exceeding 30 gallons).

Stickers will be available at the following locations:

Jewel Food Store - 303 Holmes Avenue, Clarendon Hills

Jewel Food Store - 7329 S Cass Avenue, Darien

Village Hall - 835 Midway Drive, Willowbrook

Walgreens - 501 Plainfield Road, Willowbrook

Yard Waste Cart Subscription Option:

Residents may choose to subscribe to a yard waste season cart subscription in place of the yard waste sticker service. Residents will be billed annually for the subscription service of a 35, 65, or 95 gallon yard waste cart. Please call Groot at 888-485-0900 for pricing on each size option.

Any yard waste outside the cart will be collected as long as it is properly prepared in a kraft style yard waste bag and has a prepaid sticker affixed to each item.

All bundled brush and material too bulky to be placed in a bag shall be bundled with biodegradable natural fiber twine and shall not exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter per bundle, with each bundle not to exceed 50 pounds.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees will be collected on your normal solid waste collection day the first three weeks of January at no additional charge.

Bulk Items

The program includes collection of one bulk item per week (not appliances or oversized/overweight items) at no additional cost.
Bulk items include: boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, and similar items that do not fit into a proper container and can be collected/lifted by one driver without assistance. Exceptions include items which are banned from direct disposal into a landfill. (appliances, tires, car batteries, TV’s, electronic waste).
Oversized and overweight items are any single large or extra heavy item that requires Groot to schedule a special pick-up. An example of an oversized item is a piano, hot tub, or any item that requires two or more people to lift. There will be an additional fee per item.

White Goods

Groot will collect refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water tanks, dehumidifiers, and other white goods at a per item fee. Residents must call Groot at (888)485-0900 to schedule collection of white goods. Items should not be placed at the curb until the evening before the scheduled collection.

Construction Demolition Debris

Groot will collect 2 cubic yards of construction debris each week at no cost. All material must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and no larger than 2 feet in diameter. For the safety of the collector, all debris must be bagged or bundled and free of nails and sharp objects not exceeding 25 pounds.

Senior Citizens Discount:

Single-family households where the head of the household is age 65 or older, are eligible for a discounted collection rate for the Curbside Collection Program. Proof of age and home ownership must be provided with a valid ID.

Holidays Observed:

New Year’s Day   Labor Day   Memorial Day   Thanksgiving Day   4th of July   Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekday, on or before your scheduled collection, service will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the holiday week. If the holiday falls on Sunday, it will be observed on Monday and service will be delayed one day the entire week.

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