Garbage and Recycling

Groot Recycling and Waste Services, Inc., is under contract with the Village to remove all acceptable and properly prepared recyclables along with appropriate "regular" garbage. Removal of yard waste is at an individual homeowner’s expense. Appropriate Morton Grove yard waste stickers are required for this service.

Regular pick-up days for garbage, recycling, and yard waste are:
Tuesday: east of the North Branch of the Chicago River.
Wednesday: west of the North Branch of the Chicago River.

Collection Program Highlights

  • Residents now have the option to upgrade their current 65-gallon recycle cart to a 95-gallon recycle cart. Contact Groot to schedule at 800-244-1977.
  • The first request will be at no charge and mul-tiple requests from the same single family residence will incur a $25.00 switch-out fee.
  • For residents East of the North Branch of the Chicago River are serviced on Tuesday, resi-dents West of the North Branch are serviced Wednesday, once per week.
  • Residents will continue to use their current 65 or 35-gallon cart for refuse and 95 or 65 gal-lon cart for recycling.

95 & 65 Gallon Recycle Carts

   95 & 65 Gallon Recycle Carts
 

Unlimited Standard Refuse Service: Service in-cludes collection of unlimited household garbage. Additional refuse beyond the 65/35-gallon cart may be placed in containers not exceeding 32 gallons. One bulk item (non-appliance) will be collected each week for no additional charge. Refuse and recycling is required to be out by 6:00 a.m. on collection day.


Carts: Residents will continue to use their current carts for refuse and recycling. The two carts need to be placed four feet apart with the handles facing the house on collection day. Lost, damaged or stolen containers will be replaced by Groot by calling 800-244-1977. Additional refuse carts may be rented for an annual fee. Please call Groot for more infor-mation.

Residents now have the option to upgrade their cur-rent 65-gallon recycle cart to a 95-gallon recycle cart at no additional charge. The 95-gallon cart will be optional to each single family residence. In the event that any customer receiving a 95-gallon recycle cart desires to switch back to a 65-gallon recycle cart, there shall be no charge to do so. Multiple requests from the same single family residence will incur a $25.00 switch-out fee.

Electronics Recycling

SWANCC provides environmentally-responsible recycling programs for end-of-life computers and electronics for residents of Morton Grove and other member communities.


E-Waste: As of January 1, 2012, certain electronic items are prohibited from being disposed of in Illi-nois landfills. Groot will collect, at the curb, up to six electronic items for $30.00. Contact Groot at 800-244-1977 to schedule a collection.

E-Waste Materials Are Defined By Illinois Law
As Follows:

• Computers & Monitors • Cable Receivers
• Video Game Consoles • Fax Machines
• Electronic Mice • Small Scale Servers
• Printers • Satellite Receivers
• Scanners • VCR’s
• Televisions • DVD Players
• Converter Boxes • DVR Recorders
• Electronic Keyboards • Digital Music Players

 

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 Mon-day and service will be delayed one day the entire week.

Bulk & Oversized Item Disposal: Service includes collection of one (1) bulk item (not appliances or oversized/overweight items) per week at no addition-al cost. For additional bulk items, residents should call Groot to schedule a pick-up in advance.

Bulk items include: boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, and similar items that do not fit into a proper con-tainer and can be safely collected/lifted by one driver without assistance. Exceptions include items which are banned from direct disposal into a landfill. (Appliances, tires, car batteries, televisions and other 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 or any item that requires two or more people to safely lift. There will be an additional cost for oversized items.

 

DUMPSTER SERVICE AVAILABLE

Home Remodeling or Spring Cleaning?
Call Groot to order a roll-off dumpster at
800-244-1977 or visit our website at www.groot.com to order online.

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Landscape Waste: Groot offers the residents of Morton Grove landscape waste stickers in the amount of $2.18 per sticker for the 2017 season. The sticker must to be affixed to each 30-gallon biodegradable bag or 32-gallon (not weighing more than 50 pounds) container containing landscape.

  • Landscape materials are collected on your regular collection day.
  • Landscape which is too bulky to be placed in a bag, such as branches or brush must be securely tied, (with biodegradable twine) bundled not to exceed 4 feet in length, no larger than 2 feet in diameter and weigh no more than 45 lbs.
  • Landscape materials will be collected April 1st through November 30th each year.
  • Acceptable landscape includes: grass clippings, leaves, branches, brush, garden plants, flowers, weeds, vines, bark pieces, garden vegetables and garden fruit.
  • Unacceptable landscape includes: fence posts, railroad ties, firewood, sod, earth and rocks.
  • Christmas trees will be removed after the holidays on your regular collection day. No sticker is required.
  • No plastic bags may be used for landscape waste.

 

Landscape Sticker Retailer:
Village of Morton Grove | 6101 Capulina Avenue
Walgreens | 5730 Dempster Street
Walgreens | 8301 Waukegan Road

lawn leaf bag

Please visit groot.com to view our NEW video “The Future of Recycling” to learn how your recycling is processed and reused!

Single-Sort Recycling Program: Unlimited recyclable materials are collected on your primary day of service. Materials do not need to be separated and are separated at Groot’s recycling processing plant. Please place only approved items in the recycling cart. The collector is trained to check the contents of the cart. If there are foreign materials present, the cart will be left with a violation notice.

PLASTIC ITEMS: All plastic bottles and containers with numbers 1 through 5 & 7 may be recycled. Please do not place any plastic bags (i.e. grocery, kitchen) in the recycling cart. Return plastic bags to your grocery store.

METAL ITEMS:

• aluminum cans • aluminum foil
• steel or tin cans • aluminum baking trays
• empty aerosol cans  


GLASS ITEMS:

• bottles and jars only
• brown, green and clear glass

No mirrors, window glass or porcelain accepted

PAPER ITEMS:

• Office Paper (printer paper, school papers)
• Newspaper (all newspaper inserts acceptable)
• Magazines, Catalogs (glossy and non-glossy) and
• Telephone Directories, Kraft brown paper bags, paper grocery bags
• Corrugated Cardboard - Flattened
• Paperboard/Chipboard (cereal, pasta, soda or clothing boxes.)
• Aseptic Containers - Juice & milk cartons


PREPARATION OF MATERIALS:

• Non-paper materials and paper materials may be commingled (mixed together) in the recycling cart.
• For automated collection, carts must be kept 10 feet from parkway trees, mail boxes and 4 feet from other carts.
• Flatten all corrugated cardboard boxes and paper-board/chipboard in 2'x2' sections, and remove any non-paper packing material.
• Materials that exceed cart capacity may be placed in paper bags and placed beside the cart.
• Contact Groot to replace a damaged or lost cart.
Do not place recyclable materials in plastic bags nor use plastic or silver duct tape.
• Crush cans and plastic bottles to save space and
recycle more.

 

Construction/Demolition Debris: 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 45 pounds. Carpet must be cut up in four foot lengths not exceeding 45 pounds per roll. 1 cubic yard will be taken at no charge per collection day, each additional cubic yard will be a cost of $18.00.

Appliances: White goods such as: refrigerators, freezers, ovens, washers, air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, dryers, water heaters, water softeners, dishwashers, stoves, ranges, furnaces, etc. requires a special pick-up and separate disposal is required by the State of Illinois. Items will be picked up for $30.00 per appliance. Residents must call Groot at 800-244-1977 to schedule a pick-up in advance.

Solid Waste Items Not Collected: Illinois law prohibits the disposal of certain waste in landfills. In addition, other items should be disposed of by other methods. Please observe these regulations, or your trash will not be collected. Please visit www.swancc.org for more information on how to dispose of these items. The following items are banned from landfills:

• Automobile Tires
• Automobile Batteries
• Explosive, Toxic, Hazardous & Volatile Waste
• Flammable Waste
• Gasoline, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze
• Large Automobile Parts & Wheels
• Acids & Poisons
• Swimming Pool Chemicals
• CFL Bulbs, Florescent Bulbs
• Electronic Waste

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