Village of Arlington Heights

Refuse Recycling & Yardwaste


Refuse, Recycling & Yardwaste

Starting April 1, 2016 single family residences  will have refuse collection services once-a-week with an option to subscribe to twice-a-week garbage collection per the Village's contract with Groot. Click here for Groot brochure to learn about options and pricing. To subscribe to twice a week collection, please contact Groot at 800-244-1977.

A 95-gallon refuse carts will be provided free to residents with the new contract. 30 days after the new carts are delivered, residents may contact Groot to request a difference sized cart at no cost. Dimensions of the three cart options are listed below.
Cart Dimensions
35 Gallon= 21 inches wide x 24 inches deep x 40 inches high
65 Gallon= 27 inches wide x 29 inches deep x 41 inches high
95 Gallon= 29 inches wide x 34 inches deep x 46 inches high

Collection Frequency 

If you are once-a-week, refuse, recycling and yardwaste will be collected on the "primary service days" explained below. Residents subscribing to twice-a-week refuse collection will have refuse collected on Monday & Thursday or Tuesday & Friday. Level of service changes may be made once annually at no charge. Any additional level of service changes will cost $25.

Primary Service Days are: Monday, North of Oakton St. & West of Arlington Heights Rd. Tuesday, South of Oakton St. & West of Arlington Heights Rd. Thursday, North of Oakton St. & East of Arlington Heights Rd. Friday, South of Oakton St. & East of Arlington Heights Rd. 
Landscape Waste
Landscape waste stickers will continue to be required on all landscape waste bags and bundles prior to collection, except for subscription programs listed below. The price of a sticker will be increasing to $2.60, starting on April 1, 2016
The collection season for all landscape waste will be extended until the second week of December.  Christmas trees only will be collected during the first two weeks of January.
New Two-for-One Program for Collection of Leaves
From November 1 until December 15, one sticker can be used for every two bags of leaves. The two-for-one sticker option applies to leaves only.

The current bag/bundle subscription program will continue which allows 3 unstickered bags/bundles of landscape waste to be placed at the curb for collection from April 1-October 14, and up to 10 unstickered bags/bundles from October 15- December 15.
New Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Subscription Program
Residents will now have an opportunity to subscribe for a Landscape Waste/Food Scrap collection program with either a 65-gallon or 95-gallon cart. Residents can choose to use the carts for landscape waste only, or landscape waste and approved food scraps. The approved food scraps are included in the new Groot brochure that has been delivered to households.
Cost for the new option of the Landscape Waste/Food Scrap program, which includes a 65-gallon or 95-gallon cart, will cost $165 a season for a 95-gallon cart and $150 a season for a 65-gallon cart. Residents choosing this new option must subscribe by contacting Groot by emailing or calling 800-244-1977. While residents can subscribe to this program any time, it is best to subscribe before the landscape season begins April 1. Pricing to participate in this program will not be pro-rated.
If participating in this program, any landscape-only waste that does not fit inside of the 65-gallon or 95-gallon carts must be put into landscape waste bags or bundled and placed next to the cart. Each bag/bundle must have a $2.60 yardwaste sticker affixed.
From October 15-December 15, up to 7 unstickered bags/bundles may be placed at the curb next to the bin for collection. Stickers can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores, Village Hall and the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

Electronics Pick-up
For $30 Groot will pick up 6 electronic items now banned from landfills. To arrange a collection, please call Groot at 800-244-1977

Residents can purchase yardwaste stickers at the following locations: 
  • Arlington Heights Village Hall : 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Heights Senior Center : 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel : 122 Vail, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel : 440 Rand Road, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel : 1860 Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel : 333 Euclid, Mt. Prospect
  • Jewel : 3000 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows
  • Neradt Ace Hardware : 1753 W. Golf Road, Mt. Prospect
  • Sherwin Ace Hardware : 1705 Campbell, Arlington Heights
  • True Value, 1215 E. Rand Road
  • Zimmerman True Value : 745 Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove


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