Unlimited Refuse Collection

The next Unlimited Refuse Collection will occur in the spring of 2020.

The Village of Glen Ellyn’s waste hauler, Groot Industries, will be providing unlimited refuse collection on a bi-annual basis. This special service only applies to residents who live in incorporated Glen Ellyn. 

Exclusions

The program also excludes multi-family (townhome residents may participate) and commercial buildings. Its purpose is to enable residents to get rid of odds and ends that can’t be recycled. Yard waste is not included in the unlimited refuse day and each bundle or bag must be tagged with a yard waste sticker. 

In order to keep the cost of this program down, it is critical that no additional refuse is brought from outside the Village limits. If you see this happening, call 911 immediately and report it to the police. 

Guidelines

  • The unlimited refuse pick-up will take several days, but to ensure that you are not missed, items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. If you miss the waste hauler, they will not return to your street.
  • Separate your usual household garbage (food and perishables), recycling and yard waste from refuse by grouping them on separate parts of the parkway. Groot Industries will collect the normal weekly refuse from all residences on Monday.
    All materials must be in containers or bundled (maximum 50 pounds), with the exception of bulk items, such as couches, chairs, lamps, bicycles, appliances, tires (off the rim), etc. Items such as swing sets or old carpet must be broken into sections and bundled or containerized. (All bundles must be no longer than four feet in length.) Containers include trash bags and cans, cardboard boxes, etc.
  • No loose construction material will be accepted. All construction material must be placed in containers or bundles and tied with rope (maximum 50 pounds). For the safety of refuse workers, all nails must be removed or bent over and all glass window panes must be taped with duct or masking tape.
  • Construction material is limited to two cubic yards (about eight 33-gallon-sized cans).
  • Paint is accepted. Please note that there can be no residual liquids, all paint must be dried out and can be done by mixing kitty litter in the paint a few days prior.
  • If you put out refuse and it is removed from containers or un-bundled by scavengers, it is your responsibility to put the items back into containers or re-bundle them.

Unacceptable Items

Items not accepted include:

  • Concrete, bricks, broken glass and stone not in containers
  • Electronics
  • Fencing not in containers
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Liquids
  • Utility sinks or tubs