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Garbage Collection & Disposal

HIGHLIGHTS ON THE NEW REFUSE CONTRACT - GROOT INDUSTRIES    
   

    • Groot program structure is similar to the previous program with Waste Management. 
    • Groot Collection began on June 1, 2018.
    • Reduction in Sticker Cost from $4.15 to new rate of $3.60 per sticker (June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020).
    • Day of Collection remains the same.        
    • Four (4) weeks of free bagged leaf pick-up program in November.
    • Comingled Recycling - Residents can use existing bins, or purchase new rectangular bins for $15.00 (64 or 96 Gallon recycling carts are available to rent from Groot as well for $3.10/month)
    • Landscape Waste program will continue unchanged.  One sticker is required on each kraft brown landscape bag and on each landscape bundle.
    • As an Option, Residents can contract with Groot for Monthly Refuse & Recycling Cart Service.  2019 monthly rates are: 35 and 64 gallon cart - $22.50/month; 96 gallon cart - $24/month.  Carts can be rented for $3.10/month or purchased for $65.00. Previously purchased Waste Management Carts can continue to be used.
    • Clean-Up Day (previously Amnesty Day) on your regular collection day during the first full week of October.  Stickers are required on the first 5 items. All units in addition to the first 5 are free.
    • Bulk items will be collected curbside with 3 stickers per item
    • White goods (appliances such as a refrigerator): Optional service that require advanced notice to Groot at a cost of $35.00/per item.
    • Curbside E-waste Collection (Electronics): Optional service that requires advance notice to Groot.  Brown bag of small electronics: 5 stickers; TVs or monitors less than 50 lbs: 15 stickers.                

                   CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE 2019/20 REFUSE AND RECYCLING BROCHURE

    GROOT INDUSTRIES
    Customer Service
    1(888) 485-0900
        
              
           
    Or, contact Woodridge at 630-719-2905.   



       

    REFUSE, RECYCLING, AND YARDWASTE PROGRAM

    The Village of Woodridge has a "bag-n-tag" curbside collection program. With this program, a sticker must be attached to all refuse or landscape containers. You may attach the sticker to a maximum 33-gallon plastic bag or a maximum 33-gallon rigid container. Containers cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. You do not need to put a sticker on each bag placed inside the garbage can. 

 


    Groot Garbage Stickers are used for refuse and landscape waste at $3.50 each and currently may be purchased at the following locations:    
        

                   

  • Walgreen's 75th & Janes Ave., Woodridge, IL  60517
  • CVS Pharmacy 8645 Woodward Ave, Woodridge IL 60517
  • CVS Pharmacy 8325 Lemont Rd., Darien, IL  60561
  • Ace Hardware 6216 Main St., Downers Grove, IL  60516
  • Mariano's 1300 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL  60540
  • Jewel Foods 75th and Janes Avenue, Woodridge IL 60517
  • Jewel Foods 1156 Maple Avenue, Lisle IL 60532
  • Jewel Foods 1227 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville IL 60540
  • Jewel Foods 6215 Main St., Downers Grove IL 60516

    

        

Garbage and Yardwaste Pickup Schedule
 CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE ROUTE MAP (Page 2 - REFUSE AND RECYCLING BROCHURE)

  • Monday - north of Hobson Road and Thornberry Subdivision
  • Tuesday - west of I-355 from Hobson Road to 75th Street
  • Thursday - west of I-355 from 75th Street to 83rd Street
  • Friday - south of 83rd Street or east of I-355 south of Hobson Road

   

REFUSE MUST BE PLACED AT THE CURB BY 7 AM.  Items may be put out for collection after 3 p.m. the day prior to and must be removed by 8 p.m. the day of your scheduled pick-up. 

  

Trash Pickup During the Holidays
The following are trash pickup holidays:
Memorial Day
Labor Day
Christmas Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
New Years Day

If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, Monday is considered the actual holiday.  Pick up schedules for holidays will be affected as follows:

Day of Holiday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Pick-Up Days Delayed One Day
Monday and Tuesday
Tuesday
no changes
Thursday and Friday
Friday

 
Disposal of Large Items
You may dispose of large items (furniture, bulky toys, bikes and anything else that does not fit into a container or bag) by attaching 3 refuse sticker to each large item and putting it out on your regular collection day. This does not include appliances (see section on " White Goods") or items over 6 feet in length.  Advance scheduling must be done through Groot at (888)485-0900.

Tires
Call Groot at 888-485-0900 the day before your regular pick-up to inform them you will be placing tires out for collection.  Tires must be on rims.  One sticker must be attached to each tire. 

White Goods
The Illinois EPA prohibits the disposal into landfills of any items that contain chloroflourocarbon (CFC) refrigerant gases and other environmental contaminants. These items are termed "white goods" and include refrigerators, washers & dryers, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, furnaces, etc. Residents must call Groot at (888) 485-0900 48 hours in advance and advise that the white good is being placed for collection. The cost of this removal is $35.00 per white good. The charge for removal is the cost associated with bringing the appliances to a facility to have the contaminants removed.

Disposing of Construction Debris 
Latex Paint Disposal & Recycling

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