The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Refuse & Recycling - Groot

Residential refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection services are provided to the Village of Algonquin through a contractual agreement with Groot Industries. These services are contracted to provide residents with consistent and cost-effective means for waste removal.

Residents having a refuse, recycling, or yard waste issue should first call Groot at 800-244-1977. If the issue is not resolved, residents should then contact the Village online or by phone at 847-658-2700.

Algonquin has a volume-based refuse rates system called "pay-as-you-throw" that provides economic rewards for reducing waste. Residents are charged for the amount of trash they generate in the same way we get billed for the amount of electricity, gas, and other utilities that we use. That means "the more you recycle, the less you pay." Recycling is provided to all residential addresses at no cost.

Stickers are available at various local businesses throughout the Algonquin area and are listed online.

Service Rate Additional Information
Refuse & Yard Waste Sticker $3.16 per sticker Available at various locations in the Village. Bags or containers should not exceed 32 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight.
90-gallon Refuse Tote (optional) $19.75 per month Contact Groot for service information at 800-244-1977.
Curbside Recycling FREE Free service for Algonquin residential customers. Additional recycle carts available to rent for $2.00 per month. 

Note:  Rates effective September 1, 2021. 

Groot provides yard waste collection to residents from April 1 to December 15 each year. Free leaf and brush pickup also occurs during the spring and fall each year. Details on this collection are delivered to Algonquin households in advance of the free collection dates and is also available online.

Service Fee Additional Information
General Yard Waste One sticker per bag or can

Grass clippings must be placed in 32-gallon garbage cans or 30-gallon paper yard waste bags. Yard waste will not be accepted in plastic bags. When using a rigid container, place a large red "X" on both sides of the container to identify it as your yard waste container. Container cannot exceed 50 pounds.

Brush & Branches One sticker per bundle Brush and branches must be bundled with twine (wire or plastic is not acceptable) not to exceed 4 feet in length nor 2 feet in diameter.
Sod One sticker per bag or can Sod is collected as refuse and should be placed in a garbage bag or trash can not to exceed 50 pounds. Floral arrangements and household plants are also considered trash.
Christmas Trees FREE during designated time Christmas trees discarded for collection will be collected at no charge during designated times. Cut tree in half if over 6 feet; remove all tinsel and decorations; do not bag tree; and uncover if buried by snow.

Note:  Rates effective September 1, 2021. 

Groot also provides additional collection services to Algonquin residents, including special collections and collection of electronic waste. Residents must schedule these collection services before their regular collection date by calling Groot at 800-244-1977.  

Service Fee Additional Information
Appliances $30.00 per item State law prohibits the disposal of appliances in landfills. "White goods" containing CFC gas require a special scheduled pickup. This includes refrigerators, freezers, ranges, washer/dryers, water heaters, air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances.
Large Items (> 50 lbs.) $40.00 per item Large, heavy automotive parts, concrete gravel, dirt or similar materials will NOT be collected.  Please contact Groot Customer Service to schedule a special pickup of items greater than 50 pounds.
Remodeling Debris One sticker per bundle items, such as carpeting, lumber, gutters, paneling, etc. should be cut into lengths no greater than four (4) feet and the pieces must be tied together. Bundles cannot exceed 50 pounds. 
Special Collection $16.00 per cubic yard Please contact Groot 48 hours prior to collection for special collection estimates and scheduling.
Electronics Waste $5.00 per item plus $30.00 collection fee Under the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, no person may knowingly cause or allow the mixing of any electronic items, such as computers, mice, printers, scanners, televisions, digital converter boxes, keyboards, cable receivers, fax machines, etc., with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill.

Note:  Rates effective September 1, 2021. 


Collection Schedule

Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection in Algonquin take place on Thursday and Friday each week, unless service is delayed by a holiday. Residents who live east of Hanson Road, including the Highlands Subdivision, have collection each Thursday and residents living west of Hanson Road, excluding the Highlands Subdivison, have collection each Friday. All containers and items to be discarded must be placed at the curbside by 7:00 AM on your collection day. The holiday schedule for the current year is provided below.

If you are unsure of when your collection date is, you may use the map shown below to search for your address and see which day your services are.



The holiday schedule for the current year is as follows:

Holiday Date Schedule
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022 Service delayed by one day for remainder of week.
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022 Service delayed by one day for remainder of week.
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022 Service delayed by one day for remainder of week.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022 Service delayed by one day for remainder of week.
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022 Service delayed by one day for remainder of week.
New Year's Day Sunday, January 1, 2023 Service delayed by one day for remainder of week.

Note:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day do not affect the Groot collection schedule. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, service will not be affected unless otherwise noted above.