Landscape Waste Programs

The 2021 Landscape waste collection season is April 1  through December 14. 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 $2.45 each. 

Fall Leaves 2:1 Program 
October 14 through December 14 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 this program, which allows five (5) unstickered bags or bundles per week, from April 1 through October 12. For fall leaves collected between October 14 - December 14, up to ten (10) unstickered bags or bundles per week may be placed at the curb for collection. Food scraps are not permitted with this subscription program. The Landscape Waste Subscription Program is $133.32 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. Residents must subscribe for service by calling Groot at 800.244.1977. 

  • The cost for using a 95-gallon cart is $164.28 per season
  • The cost for using a 65-gallon car is $148.80 per season
  • Subscriptions cannot be prorated
  • Between October 14 through December 14, up to nine (9) 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, non-liquid dairy, and 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.