The Village of Glenview

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Landscape waste/Food composting


Landscape/yard waste

Grasscycle

The most environmentally-friendly option is to not 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

The Village of Glenview contracts with Groot Industries​ for weekly curbside landscape waste collection. Landscape waste is collected once per week from April 1 through November 30, unless extended. Fees that are separate from residential garbage and recycling collection apply for this service. 

To determine your pickup day, please click here for a map​.

To bag your yard waste for collection, use 30-gallon paper yard waste bags, and attach one landscape waste sticker to each bag.  Effective January 1, 2020, stickers cost $3.15 each, and can be purchased at:

  •  Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue
  • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road
  • Jewel, 1340 Patriot Boulevard, 2775 Pfingsten Road, 2502 Waukegan Road
  • Weiss Ace Hardware, 1560 Waukegan Road​
  • Heinen's, 1020 Waukegan Road

Seasonal subscription

You can make a one-time payment to Groot for weekly curbside residential yard waste collection for the entire landscape waste season -- from late April through late November/early December. ​Effective January 1, 2020, the fee is $152.37, regardless of when you sign up for the subscription. As a subscriber, you can select one of two options for yard waste collection:

  • Rent a 95-gallon cart from Groot for $8.18 for the entire season.
  • Use 30-gallon yard waste bags. If you opt to use yard waste bags, you can set out up to four bags per week without stickers. If you have additional yard waste and need to set out more than four bags, place one yard waste sticker on each bag above four bags. During the month of November, you can set out an unlimited number of bags.

To enroll in the seasonal subscription program, please visit Groot’s website or call Groot at (800) 244-1977.

Private landscaper

You may choose to contract with a private landscaper for yard waste services at their expense. Please keep in mind that Groot will not pick up unstickered 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.

Groot's landscape waste collection fees

​Landscape Waste Service Type​Fee  (2020)​Unit
​Sticker​$3.15​per sticker
​Subscription (April-November)$152.37​per season
​95-gal Landscape Waste Cart Rental$​8.18​per season

Food composting

Residents with yard waste carts can compost food scraps along with their regular yard waste. If you are already enrolled in Groot's landscape waste collection service and rent a 95-gallon cart from Groot (see above), you can begin adding food scraps to the cart.

What can be composted

Fruits, vegetables, breads/grains, pasta, cereal, dairy (such as cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt and butter; no liquids), eggshells, coffee grounds/tea leaves, grass clippings, garden vegetables, leaves, brush

What cannot be composted

Teabags/coffee filters, meat, poultry, seafood, shells/bones, paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins, egg cartons, pizza boxes), glass, plastic, Styrofoam, diapers, pet litter, liquids, grease or oil

If you want to participate in the food scraps composting program, you will need to enroll in the landscape waste collection service. To subscribe, contact Groot directly by calling (800) 244-1977. The season subscription cost must include the cart rental to take part in both food scraps and yard waste removal service.

Holidays

Groot’s observed holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on a weekday or is observed on a weekday, collection will be delayed by one day following the holiday, and Friday collections will be delayed to Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on Monday. If the holiday falls on Saturday, there is no change to the collection schedule.​