Refuse, Recycling & Landscape Waste

Arlington Heights Solid Waste Program is provided by Groot, the Village's contracted waste hauler. Please review general Information about the program as shown below  and in the Groot brochure, effective from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.  Refuse, recycling and landscape waste is collected once per week. Residents choosing  to subscribe for twice-per-week collection must contact Groot by email at or by phone at 800.244.1977.

The Village is divided into 4 quadrants for collection.  Refuse, recycling and landscape waste will all be collected on the same day (Primary Day). Residents subscribing to twice a week collection will have refuse only collected on Monday & Thursday or Tuesday & Friday. Collection of recycling and landscape waste will be on the primary collection day. Refuse carts and recycling carts are to be used for collection services.

Electronics Ban & Hazardous Household Waste

Certain items are prohibited from being disposed of in landfills. Groot will collect, at the curb, up to 6 electronic items for $32.16. To schedule a curbside collection of electronics, call Groot at 800.244.1977.

For other options regarding electronics and hazardous household waste, check out the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, or call them at 847.724.9205.


New residents must contact Groot to begin service. Persons moving out of a home must contact Groot to discontinue service and avoid billings in your name after you move. Please call 800.244.1977.

Rates & Services

Solid waste collection rates for 2019 - 2020 are listed below. Quarterly bills will be sent to residences prior to each billing period. Payment is due the first day of the second month of the thee-month billing period. To pay bills online, register at  To change your service or add a service, please call Groot at 800.244.1977.

Curbside Service

  • Once per week monthly cost: $18.33
  • Twice per week monthly cost: $25.84

Back Door Service
Back door collection is an option that offers several advantages, including not having to carry refuse to the street; and not have to rely on neighbors to move your refuse cart if you are out of town for a few days. Back door service does not apply to recycling or landscape waste collection.  Call Groot to subscribe to back door service at 800.244.1977.

  • Once per week monthly cost: $29.58
  • Twice per week monthly cost: $42.44

Curbside Service for Seniors
Single-family households where the head of the household is age 65 or older, are eligible for a discounted collection rate. This discount does not include landscape waste stickers, the landscape waste subscription programs, or the Special Collection rate. Call the Arlington Heights Senior Center for application details at 847.253.5532.  If your household is already registered for this discount, there is no need to re-apply.

  • Once per week monthly cost: $15.59
  • Twice per week monthly cost: $21.96

Back Door Service for Seniors

  • Once per week monthly cost: $25.14
  • Twice per week monthly cost: $36.08

Curbside Service for Low income/Disabled
If your household income is less than $16,000 per year, persons with disabilities and those over 65 years of age are eligible for a discount. The discount does not apply to landscape waste stickers, the landscape waste subscription programs, or the Special Collection rate.  Contact the Village's Disability Services Coordinator regarding an application at 847.368.5793.

  • Once per week monthly cost: $9.17
  • Twice per week monthly cost: $12.91

Back Door Service for Low income/Disabled

  • Once per week monthly cost: $14.79
  • Twice per week monthly cost: $21.22

Landscape Waste

Landscape Waste collection season will be April 2 through December 15. Landscape waster sticker per bag or bundle cost: $2.85 per sticker.

2:1 Leaves Program
From October 29 through December 15, a 2:1 landscape waste program is held whereby residents can place bags of landscape waste or bundles at the curb and only place one sticker per two bags, or per two bundles.

Remodeling Refuse
Rate per cubic yard, in excess of one cubic yard cost: $16.08

Electronic Recycling
Up to 6 items per pick up: $32.16

Additional Refuse/Recycling Cart Rental
$5.37 monthly

Recycling & Energy Savings

Did you know that...

One recycled aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television or computer for 3 hours or a 100-watt light bulb for 20 hours.

A 6-pack of recycled aluminum cans saves enough energy to drive a car 5 miles.

Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for 4 hours.

Recycling a 1-gallon plastic milk jug will save enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for 11 hours.

Recycling one pound of steel conserves enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for 26 hours.

Recycling a 1-foot high stack of newspapers saves enough electricity to heat a home for 17 hours.

Refuse & Recycling Carts

All refuse and recyclables must be placed in carts provided by Groot. The sizes for a refuse cart and a recycling cart are 35-gallon, 65-gallon or 95-gallon. If you are in need of carts, or if you would like to exchange the size of your carts, please contact Groot at 800.244.1977.

Cart Placement
Do not place carts in the street. Place carts 10 feet from parkway trees and mailboxes and 4 feet from other carts. Carts must be removed from the curb no later than 8 a.m. the day after collection. Carts may not be stored in the front yard.

Refuse Cart Program
Groot provides each residence with a refuse cart. Bags or disposable containers of refuse that do not fit in the refuse cart may be placed next to the refuse cart for collection. 


Service Interruption

If you will be on vacation for 30 days or more, please call Groot to interrupt your service before you leave. There will be no charge for service while you are gone if you have called prior to leaving. 

Single Sort Recycling Program

Unlimited recyclable materials are collected on your primary day of service. Materials do not need to be separated. Please review a list of recyclable items and how to prepare them for pick up.  A few reminders for recycling...

  • Do not place plastic bags in your recycling cart or use silver duct tape
  • Place all recyclable materials into your recycling cart
  • Flatten all corrugated cardboard boxes and paperboard/chipboard in 2'x2' sections, and remove any non-paper packing material
  • Materials that exceed cart capacity may be placed in a paper bag beside the cart
  • Contact Groot to replace a damaged or lost cart

Where to Purchase Landscape Waste Stickers
  • 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
  • Lowe's
    990 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights
  • Mariano's Fresh Market
    802 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
  • Mariano's Fresh Market
    545 N. Hicks Road, Palatine
  • Neradt Ace Hardware
    1753 W. Golf Road, Mt. Prospect
  • Sherwin Ace Hardware
    1705 Campbell, Arlington Heights
  • Tony's Finer Foods
    1241 N Rand Road, Prospect Heights
  • Village of Arlington Heights
    33 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights

  • Walgreen's #9246
    1000 Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
  • Walgreen's #39
    235 Palatine Road, Arlington Heights

White Goods
Groot will collect refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water tanks, dehumidifiers and other white goods once a week at no extra cost. Residents must call Groot at 800.244.1977 to schedule a collection of white goods. Items should not be placed at the curb until the evening before the scheduled collection.