Landscape Waste Programs

The 2017 Landscape waste collection season is April 3 - December 15. Residents have several options regarding the disposal of landscape waste. Groot offers using the Landscape Sticker Program, participating in the Landscape Waste Subscription Program, or the Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Subscription Program.

Landscape Waste Sticker Program
Residents can purchase landscape waste stickers from local retailers and apply the stickers to bags or bundles of landscape waste. The stickers are $2.65 each. 

Fall Leaves 2:1 Program
October 30 through December 15, residents need to only place 1 sticker for every 2 bags of leaves set out for collection. Many local stores sell the landscape waste stickers. Stickers are also available at Village Hall & the Arlington Heights Senior Center. 

Landscape Waste Subscription Program 
Residents may subscribe to the program which allows three (3) unstickered bags or bundles per week , from April 3- October 13. Fall collection from Oct 16-Dec 15 allows ten (10) unstickered bags or bundles per week at the curbside for collection. Food scraps are NOT permitted with base subscription program.  The Landscape Waste Subscription Program is $137.03 per season.

Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Subscription Program
Arlington Heights residents may participate in food waste composting by subscribing to the 95 or 65 gallon landscape subscription program, which runs from April to mid December. For 2017, the program runs from April 3 - December 15. Residents must subscribe for service by calling Groot at 800.244.1977.

  • The cost for using a 95-gallon cart is $167.48 per season.
  • The cost for using a 65-gallon car is $152.25 per season.
  • Subscriptions cannot be prorated.
  • Between October 16 - December 15, up to 7 unstickered landscape bags or bundles may be placed at the curbside next to the cart.

What food scraps may be composted?

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Bread,Grains
  • Pasta, cereal
  • Dairy (no liquids)
  • Coffee grounds and tea leaves

What food scraps cannot be composted?

  • Teabags and coffee filters
  • Meat, poultry or seafood (no shells or bones)
  • Paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins, egg cartons, and pizza boxes)
  • Glass, plastics, Styrofoam, diapers, pet litter and waste, liquids, grease and oil.

Program reminders:

  • Food scraps may only be placed inside the cart.
  • No food scrap material is permitted in paper landscape bags.
  • Landscape outside of carts must be stickered.