Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste is picked up by Groot Industries. For issues regarding your garbage pick-up, please contact Groot at (708) 485-0900.
Monday – Residential | South of the Des Plaines River
Tuesday – Residential | North of the Des Plaines River
Refuse & Recycling:
Each single family home is supplied with one 95 gallon refuse cart and one 65 gallon recycle cart. While the carts must be used, you may use personal containers or bags 35 gallons or less not exceeding 45 pounds for overflow only when carts are full. Additional 95 gallon Groot refuse carts are available for rent for an annual fee.
Unlimited recyclable materials are collected on your day of service. Recyclable materials in the cart do not need to be separated from each other.
Please have your material out by 6:00am to be assured pickup. Carts must be kept 4 feet from parkway trees, mail boxes and from other carts.
More information from Groot: Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Services
Seniors (65 years and older) who are registered with the Village, will have the option of choosing a 35 gallon refuse & recycle cart instead of the 95 gallon and 65 gallon sizes. Seniors must call Groot to schedule the smaller carts.
Bulk & Oversized/Overweight Items:
One bulk item is permitted to be placed out for collection per household, per week. This includes furniture and large household goods, including, but not limited to rolls of carpet no more than four feet in length- 4 rolls per week at no charge, home remodeling and repair construction materials (provided such repair/construction material is put in suitable containers or in bundles not exceeding four feet in length and not weighing over 45 pounds per container or bundle).
Oversized and overweight items are any single large or extra heavy item that requires Groot to schedule a special pick-up. An example of an oversized item is a piano or hot tub or any item that requires two or more people to safely lift. There will be an additional cost for oversized item pick-up. Please call Groot in advance to schedule a pick-up.
Yard waste is collected from Groot April 1 through December 31 each year. Yard waste must be placed in brown lawn waste bags with a pink yard waste sticker attached to each bag. These stickers are available at the Village Hall for $2.70 each. Place the bag at the curb on your garbage day.
Residents can recycle electronics at the Willow Springs Fire Department (8259 Willow Springs Rd.) Click Here for a list of accepted items.
Refuse & Recycling Billing:
Fees for refuse and recycling service is on your utility bill from the Village of Willow Springs. Click here for information about your sewer and refuse bill.