Garbage and Recycling

Groot Recycling and Waste Services, Inc., is currently under contract with the Village of Morton Grove to provide garbage collection services. Please review general information about the program as shown below and in the Groot brochure, effective from May 1, 2020.

Unlimited Standard Refuse Service: Service includes collection of unlimited household garbage. Additional refuse beyond the 35, 65 or 95 gallon cart may be placed in containers not exceeding 32 gallons. One bulk item (non-appliance and item less than 50 lbs.) will be collected each week for no additional charge. Additional items will be collected for a fee. Refuse and recycling is required to be out by 6:00 a.m. on collection day .  Contact Groot to replace any broken or damaged refuse or recycling carts by phone at 847.734.6400.


E-Waste Collection Service

Certain electronic items (e-waste) are prohibited from being disposed of in Illinois landfills. Groot will collect, at the curb, up to six (6) electronic items (see Fee Schedule). Contact Groot at 847.734.6400 to schedule a collection.

What E-Waste can be collected?

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

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

For clarification contact the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) or Public Works at 847-470-5235.

What E-Waste cannot be collected?
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)


Bulk & Oversized Item Disposal

Service includes collection of one (1) bulk item (not appliances or items over 50 lbs.) per week at no additional cost.  For additional bulk items, residents should call Groot to schedule a pick-up in advance for a fee for each/item pick-up (see Fee Schedule).

Bulk items include: boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, and similar items that do not fit into a proper container 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).

Residents must call Groot to schedule a special pick-up for oversized items or any single large or extra heavy item. 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. Call Groot for additional details.


White Goods Collection Service.

Groot Industries Inc. will collect White Goods as defined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Act for a cost billed to the resident.

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 a fee per appliance (see Fee Schedule). Residents must call Groot at 847.734.6400 to schedule a pick-up in advance.


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.  One (1) cubic yard will be taken at no charge per collection day, each additional cubic yard will be picked up for a fee per cubic yard (see Fee Schedule).


Special Pick-Ups

Special pick-ups for items not included in weekly collection may be scheduled for an additional charge by calling Groot 847.734.6400. A Groot supervisor can perform an estimate of the collection in advance upon request.


What Solid Waste Items Are 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 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


Solid Waste Fee Schedule

Solid Waste Fee Schedule
Additional Service Type Fee Unit Need to contact Groot in advance
or to establish subscription?
Single-family Residential Refuse & Recycling (monthly) $19.72 Monthly No
Additional Cart Rental 27.00 Annual Yes
Landscape Waste Sticker $2.45 Per/Sticker No
Landscape Waste Bag/Bundle Subscription (annual) $129.98 Annual Yes
Landscape/Food Scrap 65 Gallon Cart Subscription (annual) $151.65 Annual Yes
Landscape/Food Scrap 95 Gallon Cart Subscription (annual) $173.30 Annual Yes
Remodeling Waste Collection in Excess of One (1) Cubic Yard $22.00 Per/CuYd Yes
White Goods Pick-up $48.74 Each/Pick up Yes
Bulk Items Pick-up in Excess of 50 lbs. $32.50 Each/Pick up Yes
E-Waste Items Collection Limit six (6) devises per unit fee $37.91 Each/Pick up Yes
Cart Change Out Fee $25.00 Each Yes


Service Interruption for Vacation

Residents who are on vacation may suspend service in advance for one (1) to four (4) consecutive months each year. Contact Village Hall 847-965-4100 to apply.


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