Garbage Service

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Local Contact Information:

Groot Inc.
1330 Gasket Drive
Elgin, IL 60120

Each resident is responsible for arranging their garbage pickup service with the contract hauler. Each single family household will be supplied with a 65- or 95-gallon refuse cart for collection on Tuesdays. Residents may exchange their cart for a smaller cart for which a change fee may apply. Additional 95-gallon refuse carts are available for rent for an annual fee.

Residents are permitted to set out unlimited household waste for collection. Additional refuse beyond the cart must be contained in refuse cans or bags not exceeding 35 gallons in capacity or 70 pounds in weight.   

Groot tries to be regular with its collection times but may arrive earlier or later on collection day. Please have your materials out by 6 a.m. to be assured pickup.

Waste Pickup Schedule
Garbage will continue to be picked up on Tuesdays and may be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 p.m. on the day preceding pickup. Empty containers must be removed no later than 9 a.m. the day following pickup.

Garbage will not be collected on the holidays listed below. If one of these holidays falls on a Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, collection service will be on Wednesday during that week only.

New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

Account Management Information
If you would like to view and/or pay your bills online, you will need to enroll on Groot's online bill pay website, *Due date is "on receipt," which is considered to be within five days of the date the invoice is loaded to the website.

Another feature that is offered for bill pay is an automated phone system to pay by credit card. You can call (toll free) 855-569-2719 and pay your bill with Visa, MasterCard or American Express, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You will need both your account number and the invoice number. If you have any questions, please contact Groot at 847-429-7370.

A new 5-year contract with Groot began in January 2018. Single family homes will be paying $19.35 per month in 2018, a savings of $52.44 per year; and multi-family units will be paying $17.51 per month in 2018, a savings of $46.08 per year. Senior citizens, age 65 and older, will be eligible to receive a 10% discount off their monthly service rate.

Refuse Collection

See the detailed infographic below for some of the key changes in the waste hauling program that became effective when Groot became the Village waste hauler in 2018. If you have additional questions, please call the Village, 630-837-0800.


Refuse Infographic #3-2

Solid Waste Items Not Collected:

Illinois law prohibits the disposal of certain waste in landfills. The following items are banned from landfills: automobile tires, automobile batteries, explosives, toxic items, hazardous & volatile waste, flammable waste, gasoline, motor oil, anti-freeze, large automobile parts and wheels, acids & poisons, CFL bulbs, florescent bulbs, electronic waste, swimming pool chemicals and paint in liquid form.

Bulk Items & Oversized/Overweight Items:

Residents of Bartlett may set out bulk items to be collected on the same day as their regular collection day at no additional charge.

Groot will collect small amounts of construction material that is in proper containers, not to exceed 35 gallons, weighing less than 70 pounds (unless placed in optional 96 gallon container furnished by contractor) or bundled into 4 foot bundles not exceeding the 70 pounds, and secured on both sides. This debris from the small remodeling projects cannot exceed 2 cubic yards, the equivalent of 10 normal trash containers. This material will be picked up at no additional charge to the customer.

In the event large amounts of construction materials are placed at the curb, which exceed 2 cubic yards, the customer shall be responsible to arrange a special pick up for the removal and disposal of those materials for an additional charge.

~ Groot will consider a box spring and mattress as one large item.
~ Carpeting should be in rolls no longer than 4 feet long and 2 feet in diameter and taped. Groot considers 5 rolls to be one large item.
~ In general try and keep any loose material bundled and neat for pickup.
~ Stone, concrete and dirt can only be picked up in containers and cannot weigh more than 45 lbs. per container. Two containers will be considered one large item.

Oversized and overweight items are any single large or extra heavy item that requires Groot to schedule a special pickup. An example of an oversized item is a piano or any item that requires two or more people to safely lift. There will be an additional cost for oversized items. Please call Groot to schedule a pickup.


State laws require Groot to collect any white good type of appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, washers etc. separately and recycle. There is no charge for this service.

Yard Waste & Brush Pickup

Yard rakings, grass clippings, garden material and small twigs are considered yard waste, which also is collected April through November by Groot Industries. Residents can use generic yard waste bags with Groot stickers applied. Bartlett Village Hall, Ace Hardware, Jewel, and Walgreens on 59 and Stearns will all carry the yard waste stickers ($2.50). Any leftover Republic Services labeled yard bags can be used through the 2018 season.

The leaf program will remain the same as it is now, in October and November residents can put leaves into generic bags and they do not need a sticker for them to be collected.

Starting in April 2018, Groot's brush collection will replace the Bartlett Public Works brush collection program. Groot will collect brush weekly, rather than two times per month, April through November. Brush must be bundled with degradable twine in 2 feet by 2 feet by 4 foot long bundles.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees will be removed on your regular pick up day for a three week period following Christmas at no additional charge. Trees that have decorations or that are put out for disposal after this time period will be picked up but not recycled.

Electronic Waste

Beginning in 2012, the disposal of computers, televisions, and other electronic devices was banned from Illinois landfills. Under the state law, electronic waste (E-waste) had to be recycled by a registered collector, recycler and/or manufacturer and many curbside waste haulers stopped accepting electronic waste.

Starting in January 2018, Groot will be accepting electronics for recycling in Bartlett as part of its waste hauler contract. Residents will not need a sticker for e-cycling, it is included in their monthly waste fee. However, they will need to notify Groot beforehand so the company can bring the appropriate vehicle for collection. Please call Groot at 847-429-7370.

Electronics may also be dropped off at Registered Residential E-Waste Collection Sites. The Electronic Products and Recycling Act allows each registered collector to decide which of the covered electronic devices they choose to accept, so please call and inquire which devices they will or will not accept.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, electronics are complex devices, made with a wide variety of materials, such as lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury. These components could pose a risk to human health or the environment if mismanaged at their end of life.

Additionally, the U.S. EPA has found that recycling electronics recovers valuable materials, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, pollution reduction, energy savings, and resources conserved by extracting fewer raw materials from the Earth.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Village does not collect household hazardous waste such as paint, oil, or batteries. However, DuPage County provides a comprehensive listing of recycling events and green initiatives for the immediate area. There is also a permanent household hazardous waste drop-off facility located in Naperville that can be used by all residents of Illinois, visit their site for more information.

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