Garbage & Recycling Services
Please note: The City is contracted with Groot Industries, Inc. for all recycling and waste disposal services. If you have a service-related issue or question, please call (847) 429-7370 or visit Groot's website.
About your Garbage & Recycling Services
The City of West Chicago’s solid waste collection program is a modified volume-based program whereby the hauler will provide either one 35-gallon cart or one 95-gallon cart. Participation in this service is mandatory for single family and certain multi-unit dwellings. If your management service supplies dumpsters, this does not apply to you. Please contact Groot to arrange for your cart to be delivered.
Residential units are billed quarterly through the City’s service provider. For information on submitting payment or questions about a bill, please call (847) 429-7370 or visit Groot’s website. https://www.groot.com/ie/waste-management-chicago/city-of-west-chicago
Brush Collection Program Service Fee: Please note that all service bills include a $1.75/month service charge for the City’s brush collection program. The Brush Collection Program runs from May through November each year during the first week of each month. For more information about the City’s Brush Collection Program, please visit https://westchicago.org/brush-pick-up/.
Pausing Service: If you will be away from West Chicago for longer than four weeks, contact Groot to have your service stopped for this period. You will not be billed for this time away. Service will automatically be resumed on the date you specify.
Service Rate Options
Standard Program: Each household receives one 35- gallon capacity tote for their use for weekly waste collection. One universal refuse/yard waste sticker will be required for every extra can or bag.
Large Family: Households can request a 95-gallon capacity tote (equivalent to about 3 regular garbage cans) for an additional monthly fee; universal stickers will be required for any extra items.
Senior Discount: Seniors 65 years of age or older are eligible for a discount on the Standard Program. To receive a discount, please bring your driver’s license or State I.D. as well as your current property tax bill to City Hall for verification. The current Senior Rate is $9/month.
Current Service Rates
- 35-gallon cart: $ 14.14
- 35-gallon cart (Seniors): $9.55
- 95-gallon cart: $20.10
- Waste Disposal Stickers: $2.44 each
Waste Disposal Sticker Locations
- BP, 219 S. Neltor Blvd., West Chicago
- La India, 653 Joliet Street, West Chicago
- DG Ace Hardware, 2650 E. Main Street, St. Charles
- Jewel Food Store #3260, 652 Kirk Road, St. Charles
- Jewel Food Store #3338, 177 E. Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago
- Murphy's Ace Hardware Store, 319 S. Neltnor Blvd., West Chicago
Holiday Pickup Schedule
Recognized holidays include: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
In the event any of the recognized holidays fall on a weekday, or a Sunday, all refuse, yard waste, and recyclable collection services scheduled on that day, and for the remainder of the collection week, shall be delayed one day after the recognized holiday. Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday with services delayed one day that week.
Each bulk item requires one (1) Universal Sticker to be affixed to it when placed out for weekly collection.
Examples of Bulk Items, include:
- Any items which are too large to fit an approved refuse container and which exceed fifty (50) pounds.
- Sofas, tables, dressers, chairs and mattresses, etc. Each item requires 1 Waste Disposal Sticker.
- 1 Waste Disposal Sticker is required for up to five 5 rolls of carpet (no longer than 4-feet in length and 18-inches in diameter).
- Construction type debris may be put in bundles not exceeding 4-feet in length or weighing more than fifty 50-pounds, or containers not weighing more than 50-pounds. Each bundle requires one 1 Waste Disposal Sticker.
Recycling materials are collected curbside on your primary day of service. The collection crew will not separate the commingled and paper materials curbside. You may use up to a 33-gallon garbage can for your recycling, but the can must be clearly marked “RECYCLING”. Residents may also visit City Hall to pick up a “RECYCLING” decal to affix to the can.
A Universal Sticker is not required for recycling pickup. If foreign materials are placed in the recycling can, the bin will be left with a notification of non-collection tag.
The City is not responsible for the replacement of the recycling bins. The homeowner needs to call Groot Industries, Inc. (877) 775-1200, or visit the website at www.groot.com for further information on recycling.
The City of West Chicago has contracted with Groot Industries, Inc. to provide residents with free drop-off of electronic waste at its e-waste facility located at 1995 Powis Road on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please contact Groot at (877) 775-1200 with any questions.