Garbage and Recycling
The Village of Glenview contracts with Groot Industries, Inc. for garbage pick-up for single-family detached homes and dwellings with two or less units attached. Multi-family units, such as townhomes or apartments with more than two units, do not participate in the Village's garbage and recycling program, unless the multi-family unit's association applies to do so.
Chapter 58 of the Municipal Code allows multi-family residential properties with three (3) or more units to voluntarily participate in the Village’s solid waste services program. In order to receive these services, property must:
- have participation from all households within the multi-family property
- apply to the Village to receive collection and disposal services from the waste disposal firm duly appointed by the Village, which application shall be approved by the Village at its sole discretion
- pay the Village for Village refuse and recycling containers
- be capable of receiving curbside refuse and recycling pick-up
Participation is voluntary. However, multi-family residential properties must have participation from all units in the development and will be required to permanently remain in program.
By Village Ordinance (Chapter 58 Article II Sections 58-34), all residents must have garbage collection at least once per week.
If you live in a single-family detached home on a dwelling with two or less units attached, call (800) 244-1977 to set up your account. (Unincorporated areas and multi-family properties with three or more units are not covered under the Groot contract.) Groot collection hours are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Other information:
- Collection schedule. Groot collects refuse and recycling once per week. Groot doesn't pick up garbage on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When a holiday falls on a week day prior to your scheduled service day, collection services will be one day late that week only.
- Curbside collection. Pick up for all customers is curbside (or, in some cases, alley), unless the customer was approved for the hardship program (for individuals who cannot transport their refuse and recycling carts to the curb) or if the customer is a grandfathered participant in the backdoor pick up program.
- Garbage Containers. All Groot customers must use standardized containers (with lids and wheels) provided by the Village for refuse and recycling. The Village carts are to remain with the property. New customers should contact Grott to set up an account with Groot and order carts. There is not charge for carts provided to new customers. Please mark the cans and lids with your address.
- Not Satisfied with Your Cart Size? Call Groot at (800) 244-1977 to request new size. A fee will apply.
- Collection Procedures.
- Containers for curbside service shall be placed no closer than two (2) feet nor more than five (5) feet from the street between your lot lines after 7 p.m. the night(s) before service day(s).
- Containers must be returned to the house by the end of the service day(s).
- Household waste must be stored at an accessible outdoor location for backdoor service.
- Groot picks up bulky items upon request. Building materials from home remodeling and repairs will be accepted, provided such items are put into disposable containers or in tied bundles not exceeding five feet in length and not weighing over 50 pounds per container or bundle. The total of such materials shall not exceed one (1) cubic yard per collection. Small amounts of bricks, sod, earth, concrete, and rocks will be accepted, provided such items are put into disposable containers not weighing over fifty pounds per container.
- Senior Discount. Residents 65 years of age qualify for a ten percent senior discount.
- Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC). If you're cleaning out your garage, remodeling your kitchen, or doing a lot of spring cleaning, SWANCC can provide a large roll-off container (10 feet in Lenght, 7 feet in width, and 4 feet deep) that holds about two-four tons. Cost is $299 and this service is only available to residents. To order, call (847) 724-9205. You can find out more at www.swancc.org.
- Vacation Policy. Residents may temporarily suspend waste pick up for a maximum of four months.
Recyclable materials include clear and colored glass containers; aluminum/steel/bi-metal cans, plastic containers labeled #1,2,3,4,5 and 7; newspaper, magazines, catalogs, phone directories, household papers, computer printouts, and junk mail; corrugated cardboard (cut in 2'x 2' pieces); and flattened dry chipboard boxes (cereal, tissue, shoe, pasta, cookie and gift boxes). Here's a complete list.
Preparing items for curbside:
- All materials may be mixed together in the recycling cart
- Rinse all recyclables free of food residue
- Leave lids on containers
- Flatten all corrugated cardboard and paperboard boxes
- Remove any non-paper packing material
- Place all recyclable items directly into the recycling cart (do not bag recyclable materials in plastic bags)
Items that cannot be recycled curbside:
- Paper towles, napkins, plates, cups or bath tissue
- Paper coated with food, wax or foil
- Plastic utensils, cups or plates
- Glass light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics, drinking glasses, bakeware or window or auto glass
- Plastic bags of any kind (including grocery bags, kitchen garbage bags)
Hazardous wastes (oil-based paint, sludge, chemicals, etc.) must be disposed of through a licensed waste disposal company. If you have questions regarding the disposal of hazardous waste materials or electronics recycling, SWANCC (see above) is a good resource. It will even pick up electronics from your home for a reasonable fee. Call (847) 724-9205 or log onto www.swancc.org.
Landscape waste is collected weekly by Groot from early April through late November/early December. Residents have four options for disposing of yard waste:
- Grasscyle. The most environmentally friendly option is not to dispose of yard waste at all! Grass clippings make excellent fertilizer, add nutrients to your lawn and reduce evaporation. Mow regularly with sharp blades when the grass is dry. Leaves can be composted cleanly and without odor.
- Pay-By-The-Bag. If you plan to bag your yard waste for pick-up, each 30-gallon bag must have an official landscape waste sticker attached. As of April 2012, stickers are $3 each. Purchase them at:
- Village Administrative Services Department, 1225 Waukegan Road
- Dominick's, 1340 Patriot Boulevard
- Jewel, 2775 Pfingsten Road/2502 Waukegan Road
- Weiss Ace Hardware, 1560 Waukegan Road
- Online at Groot
- Seasonal Subscription. You can make a one-time payment for pick- up of residential yard waste. Fee for the 2012 April-November season is $146.03, regardless of when you sign up. With the purchase of a seasonal subscription you may lease a 95-gallon tote from Groot ($7.38 for the entire season) or use
30-gallon bags. Between April-October you may place the tote or four unstickered bags of landscape waste out each week during November, there will be unlimited weekly pick up. Call (800) 244-1977 to pay by credit card, sign- up on line at www.groot.com, or send payment to Groot at 2500 Landmeier Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (include your Groot account number and 2010 Landscape Waste Program on your check.)
- Private Landscaper. You can contract with a private landscaper for yard waste services at their expense. Keep in mind that Groot won't pick up un-stickered items that your landscaper may put out on your curb.
Remember: dumping, burning (even in a fireplace), scattering or burying any type of waste material is prohibited.
Monthly Refuse and Recycling Fees as of July 1, 2012
|Type of Pick-up
||Leasing Fee (per/month)
||1x per week curbside pick-up
|Regular Pick Up Senior Rate
||1x per week curbside pick-up
|Back Door Pick Up
||1 x per week ONLY for existing customers
|Back Door Pick Up Senior Rate
||1 x per week ONLY for existing customers
||95 gallon cart ♦
Questions or Complaints
Please contact Groot at (800) 244-1977 regarding your service or visit www.groot.com
. Complaints about excess garbage, pests/rodents or other health hazards can be directed to the Village Inspectional Services Department at (847) 904-4340.