Landscape Waste & Food Scrap Program

The Village's 2024 Landscape Waste Collection season is April 1 - December 15.  Residents have several options regarding the disposal of landscape waste. Groot offers using the Landscape Sticker Program for individual bags of yard waste, or the option to participate in the Landscape Waste Subscription, or the Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Subscription Program.

Special Collections 2024
  • Free Spring Bag/Bundle Collection
    On the third landscape waste collection week in April. The 2024 Spring Collection Dates are April 15, 16, 18, and 19th. Groot will collect from each household, five unstickered landscape waste bags or bundles.

  • Leaf Collection 2024
    The Village's Fall Leaf 2 for 1 collection runs from October 14th through December 13th, 2024. Residents may place 2 bags for every 1 sticker at curbs to be collected on their normal collection day. 

  • Holiday Tree Recycling 2024
    Holiday trees will be collected on your solid waste collection day from December 30, 2024 - January 10, 2025. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary for trees. Plastic bags and all décor must be removed from trees.

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 $2.70 each. Stickers are available for purchase at:
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Village Hall 33 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights
  • Mutual Ace Hardware Buffalo Grove, 745 Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove
  • Sherwin Ace Hardware, 1705 Campbell, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 122 Vail, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 440 Rand Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 1860 Arlington Hts. Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 333 Euclid, Mt. Prospect
  • Jewel, 3000 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows
  • Neradt Ace Hardware, 1753 W. Golf Rd., Mt. Prospect
  • Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
  • Mariano's Fresh Market, 545 N. Hicks Rd., Palatine
  • Tony's Finer Foods, 1241 N Rand Rd., Prospect Heights

Additional Program Subscription Options 
Groot offers customers the below additional collection subscriptions for an additional fee, including the Landscape Waste Subscription Program and the Food Scrap Subscription Program, that also allows for landscape waste collection. Residents must subscribe for service by calling Groot at 800.244.1977. For current pricing and subscription details, visit Groot's website

Landscape Waste Subscription Program
Residents may subscribe to this program, which allows five (5) unstickered bags or bundles per week, April 1 - December 13, 2024. For fall leaves collected between October 16 - December 15, 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 April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025 rate is $146.39. 

Food Scrap Subscription Program (Includes Landscape Waste)
Arlington Heights residents may participate in food waste composting by subscribing to the 95 or 65-gallon program, which runs from April to mid-December. Residents must subscribe for service by calling Groot at 800.244.1977. The Food Scrap Subscription Program also allows residents to utilize carts for Landscape Waste.