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Refuse & Recycling
Weekly refuse/recycling collections occur on Mondays (or Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday) and allows for unlimited amounts of recyclables and one wheeled refuse cart per week without a sticker.  Holidays include:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Village ordinance prohibits residents from putting garbage, recycling or yard waste out at the curb before 4:30 p.m. on the day before Monday's refuse collection. To ensure refuse is picked up, it must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the collection day (6 a.m. if you are in a construction zone). Carts must be removed from the curb within 24 hours after pickup. If your cart was out by 7 a.m. on the collection day and your pickup is missed or you wish to arrange for a special pickup, please contact the refuse hauler, Groot Industries, at 847-429-7370  before noon the day after scheduled collection.

 

Glen Ellyn Refuse and Recycling Guide

 

Refuse & Recycling Rate Information

Service: Curbside or Rear Door

Base Rate

Monthly Supplemental Rates

Total

Refuse & Recycling

Brush & Branch

Toter

Admin.

Clean
Sweep

Recycling
Credit

35 gallon curb

$11.40

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$14.68

65 gallon curb

$15.06

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$18.34

95 gallon curb

$17.20

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$20.48

35 gallon curb senior

$10.26

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$13.54

35 gallon rear

$19.33

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$22.61

35 gallon rear senior
$17.40 $1.30 $0.25 $1.25 $0.48 $0.00 $20.68

65 gallon rear

$25.64

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$28.92

95 gallon rear

$25.64

$1.30

$0.25

$1.25

$0.48

$0.00

$28.92

Refuse and recycling carts come in a variety of sizes.  Refuse carts are available in 35, 65, and 95 gallon. Recycling carts are available in 35 or 65 gallon sizes. Recycling is a FREE service, and the Village encourages residents to recycle as much as possible as the Village receives revenues from the sale of recyclables and passes these revenues back to residents via a monthly recycling credit. Recycling can be comingled within the cart and should be left at your curbside with your regular refuse.
Refuse and recycling carts are the property of the Village of Glen Ellyn and should be left at your house if you move.  The carts assigned to your home must be used as your primary refuse container, however you can request a different cart size should your needs change.  To request a different cart size, please contact the Billing & Customer Service Division at 630-547-5235.  Please note there is a $18.00 delivery fee to change your cart size.  Should your refuse or recycling cart break, please contact the Village at 630-469-5000 to request a new cart.
For information regarding payment and late fees, please visit the Services Bill Tab

More Refuse & Recycling Information

Recycling Reminders
Most items are recyclable within the Village's Recycling Collection. Recycling can be co-mingled.  Recycling is a free service and residents are encouraged to recycle as much as possible – however, all recycling must be placed at the curb in a recycling cart.  Residents may request an additional recycling cart at no charge by calling the Billing and Customer Service Division at 630-547-5235.  Please see the list below for recyclable and non-recyclable items:

Recyclable:

  • Glass & metal containers and aerosol cans
  • Plastics #1 through #5, and #6 (except foamed polystyrene) (including plastic rings, juice boxes, milk and juice cartons)
  • Newspaper and mixed paper
  • Recyclable paperboard items (food boxes, etc.)
  • Corrugated cardboard (no larger than 3-feet square)

Non-Recyclable:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Packing Material/Packing Peanuts
  • Non-Rinsed Containers with Food Residue
  • Crystal
  • Ceramics
  • Light Bulbs
  • Foamed Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • Glass (except recyclable glass bottles and jars)
Refuse, Yard Waste and Leaf Stickers
Refuse, yard waste and leaf stickers can be purchased from the Billing & Customer Service Office in the Civic Center during regulard business hours 8:00am to 4:30 pm. Stickers are also sold at the locations shown below. Refuse and yard waste stickers cost $2.50, while leaf stickers cost $1.50.

Jewel/Osco - 599 East Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn

Jewel/Osco – 2031 Main Street, Wheaton
Len’s Ace Hardware – 485 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn

Leaf Sticker Regulations

Within the Village's refuse contract, residents have the option to purchase leaf stickers for $1.50.  These stickers may only be purchased and used during the months of October and November.  Additionally, residents must use a 33-gallon kraft paper bag with leaf stickers (reusable containers with leaf stickers will not be permitted).  Leaves can also continue to be disposed of with yard waste stickers as well.
Curbside Composting

 

Visit the Curbside Composting page.

 

Branch and Brush
Brush & Branch collection occurs once a month starting in May and ending in October of each year. Collection occurs on the second Monday of the month for Hill Avenue and north of Hill Avenue.  Collection occurs on the third Monday of the month for homes located south of Hill Avenue.  Please follow the below regulations for branch and brush collection. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Village at 630-469-5000.

Regulations

  • No stickers needed.
  • Branch and brush must be out at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of collection.
  • Material should NOT be bundled or put in containers.
  • Branches may not exceed 10-inches in diameter.
  • No root balls or dimensional lumber.
  • Professionally cut trimmings are not included.
Yard Waste
Yard and leaf waste collection occurs every Monday, April through November of each year.  Please follow the below regulations for yard and leaf waste collection, and contact the Village with any additional questions at 630-469-5000. 

Regulations

  • A $2.50 green yard waste sticker is required on each container.
  • Yard waste can be contained in brown paper bags and/or unlined 33-gallon trash containers; no plastic bags.
  • Branch and brush can also be put out for this pick-up with a sticker.
  • Branch and brush should be in bags, container or bundled with twine; each bag, container or bundle requires 1 yard waste sticker.
  • Branches must be no larger than 3 inches in diameter, 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight.
  • Yard waste must be out at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday collection day.
Construction Debris
Construction debris should be placed in a suitable containers not exceeding fifty pounds in weight, or in bundles not exceeding two feet in diameter, four feet in length and fifty pounds in weights. Bundles and additional containers require a sticker.
Electronics Recycling

Beginning August 2017, the Village of Glen Ellyn offers residents curbside collection of bulk electronics (E-waste). Residents have the opportunity to dispose of e-waste items at the curb on collection day.  This is a voluntary, fee-based service offering.


Please Note:

> Residents must phone ahead to Groot Industries (847)429-7370 by 5p.m. the Friday prior to regular Monday refuse service for a special pick-up.

> Residents can either use the correct number of E-waste stickers or the correct number of refuse stickers. Groot will honor either/or when collecting the E-waste special collections.

 

Further Information and Pricing for E-Waste

 

Unlimited Refuse Collection

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. 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 9-1-1 immediately and report it to the police. Please follow these 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. on Mon­day, April 16. 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 (max. 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 (max. 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 unbundled by scav­engers, it is your responsibility to put the items back into containers or re-bundle them.
    Items not accepted include:

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

Additional Information on Local Recycling Efforts:
Motor Oil Recycling Collection
The Village of Glen Ellyn offers curbside collection of used motor oil.  Residents must place the used more oil in clearly marked, separate containers not to exceed one (1) gallon.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
Office Hours
   
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
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