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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Important Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Updates and Information

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The Village’s waste hauler, Groot, will continue with the regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection on Mondays. All trash/refuse and recycling must be placed in a designated cart, a can with handles, or bagged. Loose, uncontained items will not be collected. Please take note of the following updates and changes:

Suspension of Bulky Item Collection and E-Waste

Groot has suspended all bulky item/construction debris collection and all white good/e-waste collection until further notice. Please hold onto these items until a later date rather than placing them at the curb for pickup.

Unlimited Refuse Collection Postponed

To ensure the safety of Groot employees and our community, the unlimited refuse collection originally scheduled for April 20 has been postponed. The Village will be working with Groot to reschedule a new date and will inform residents of the new date, once finalized.

Yard Waste Collection Resumes April 6

Yard waste collection resumes on Monday, April 6 and will continue through November 2020. A green yard waste sticker must accompany each bag, container or bundle of yard waste. Yard Waste stickers can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Jewel/Osco - 599 East Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn
  • Jewel/Osco - 2031 Main Street, Wheaton
  • Len’s Ace Hardware - 485 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn
  • Pete’s Market - 880 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn (currently working to replenish sticker supply)

Additionally, stickers are available through the mail from Groot Industries by calling (847) 429-7370.

For more information on the yard waste program and guidelines, please visit the Village’s website.

Weekly Curbside Composting Collection Resumes April 6

Glen Ellyn continues to offer the curbside composting program on a voluntary, subscription basis. This program allows residents to dispose of yard waste and food scraps items each week in the container size chosen by the resident. The program is offered year-round with weekly collection resuming on April 6. More information here.

Recycling Extravaganza Event Postponed

The annual Recycling Extravaganza event originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18 has been postponed. More information to come regarding a new date for this event facilitated by the Village’s Environmental Commission.

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