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Residents receive curbside garbage and recycling services weekly.  The Village of Streamwood's contracted solid waste, recycling and yardwaste collection services firm is Groot Industries, Inc.  New residents must register for service by calling (847) 429-7370 or by contacting  

Types of services include refuse collection, recycling, landscape / yardwaste, household furnishings, appliances, construction / remodeling debris.  Select from below for more information:

Collection Day

Holiday Collection Schedule

Hours of Collection

Refuse Containers


What's Accepted and What's Not

Landscape / Yardwaste

Appliances (White Goods)

Construction / Remodeling Debris

Electronic (E-Waste) Recycling

Household Furnishings

Household Hazardous Waste

For more specific details, request information directly from Groot.

Collection Day

The Village is divided into four zones which determine your collection day. 

Garbage Collection Map


South of Irving Park Rd


North of Irving Park Rd, West of Bartlett Rd; and North of Streamwood, West of Oltendorf (and Prospect Avenue)


North of Schaumburg/Old Church Rd. East of Ridge Circle (North of Streamwood Blvd) and East of East Avenue (Southgate Manor)


North of Irving Park Rd, South of Schaumburg Rd, West of Ridge Circle and West of East Avenue (South of Streamwood Blvd), and East of Bartlett Rd


Holiday Collection Schedule

If a holiday falls on a weekday, on or before your scheduled collection, service will be delayed one day. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on Monday and service will be delayed one day the entire week. No change if holiday is on Saturday. The following holidays affect the collection schedule:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Please see the chart below for more details:

If Holiday falls on:

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Monday Pickup
will occur
Tues Tues Mon Mon Mon Mon
Tuesday Pickup will occur Wed Wed Wed Tues Tues Tues
Thursday Pickup will occur Fri Fri Fri Thurs Fri Thurs
Friday Pickup
will occur
Sat Sat Sat Fri Sat Sat

Hours of Collection

7:00am -  5:00pm

Materials must be placed at the curb no earlier than 5:00pm the day before collection, but no later than 6:00am the day of collection (there is no guarantee that the truck will be in your neighborhood at the same time each week).  Refuse containers must be removed from the curb by 9:00pm the day of collection.

Refuse Containers

Groot provides wheeled refuse cart service for all residential customers in the Village.  Residents may keep their existing carts. New carts can be selected in 95-gallon or 64-gallon sizes, depending on your needs.  Carts are delivered to your address once service is initiated. If the cart ever becomes damaged, simply call Groot at (847) 429-7370 for a free replacement. Additional carts may also be rented from Groot.

Customers may also opt-out of the cart program and use their own reusable containers (cans) or sealed impervious (plastic) bags for general waste disposal.  Bags and containers cannot exceed 33 gallons and may not exceed 50 pounds in weight.  Overweight or over capacity containers may not be picked up.  Customers are responsible for the replacement of these containers.


Groot also provides wheeled recycling cart service for all residential customers in the Village. The recycling carts have different colored lids for ease of identification. Residents can use their existing carts. New carts can be selected in 95-gallon or 64-gallon sizes, depending on your needs.  Carts are delivered to your address once service is initiated. If the cart ever becomes damaged, simply call Groot at (847) 429-7370 for a free replacement. Additional carts may also be rented from Groot.

Customers may opt-out of the wheeled recycling cart program as well. Residents may continue to use the old blue or green recycling bins, or any other reusable container, as long as it meets size and weight limits (less than 50 pounds and not more than 33 gallons) and is clearly marked ‘recycling’. Recycle bins must be placed at the curb to serve as a visual signal to the collection crew that you have recyclables for pick-up.  Customers are responsible for the replacement of these containers.

Fluorescent light bulbs may not be disposed in your garbage or recycled as part of our curbside recycling program. Some companies (such as Home Depot) will take small compact fluorescent bulbs, but not the typical four (4) foot bulbs.  To dispose of these bulbs, please take your fluorescent bulbs to the EPA site in Naperville, or any other Household Hazardous Waste event. Please note, the Village does not accept these bulbs as part of its annual SEED event.

What's Accepted and What's Not

It is not necessary to sort recyclable materials:  all recyclables may be placed together in the recycling cart or bin.  The following items are accepted in the recycling program:

Paper Products

Rigid Products

Newspapers (and all inserts)

Aluminum Cans, Foil, and Baking Trays

Junk Mail

Steel Cans

Magazines and Catalogs

Plastic Milk Jugs

Chipboard (Cereal, Pasta, and Similar Boxes)

Glass Bottles and Jars

Office Paper

Tin Cans

Telephone Books

Juice and Milk Cartons

Paper Grocery Bags

Soda Bottles

Corrugated Cardboard

Aerosol Cans (empty)

Plastics as Follows:
Recycling 1 PETE - soft drink bottles, peanut butter jars
Recycling 2 HDPE - milk jugs, laundry detergent jugs
Recycling 3 PVC - window cleaner bottles, vegetable oil bottles
Recycling 4 LDPE - dry cleaning bags, bread bags, six pack rings
Recycling 5 PP - yogurt cups, shampoo bottles, margarine tubs
Recycling 7 Other - microwaveable serving ware
Items not accepted:
  • Containers for Motor Oil, pesticides or chemicals.
  • Plastic Bags.
  • Packing Peanuts.
  • Styrofoam or Plastic Wrap.
  • Polystyrene Code #6 such as egg cartons and meat trays.
  • Computers.
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Collection is seasonal and occurs from April 1st through the second full week of December, and again, the first three (3) weeks of January for the collection of Christmas Trees.

Landscape/yardwaste includes: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, shrubbery, brush, small branches and other material accumulated as a result of the care of lawns, shrubbery and trees.  Disposal of landscape/yardwaste must be in either brown Kraft paper bags available for purchase at local stores, or by designating a regular trash can to be used solely for Yardwaste that does not exceed 33 gallons in size, and 50 pounds in weight.  This is accomplished by purchasing a single Yardwaste sticker for $1.00 at Village Hall.  This sticker is to act as a visual signal to the crew that you have Yardwaste for pick-up.  Plastic "biodegradable" bags are not accepted.

Bundles of brush and branches will also be collected. Brush and branches up to 4 feet must be bundled with twine (wire or plastic is not acceptable). Bundles should be 4 feet or less in length, 2 feet or less in diameter at the base and easily lifted to waist height. Landscape waste does not include wood timbers, plastic edging, plant pots or trays, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood or animal waste.

Household furnishings

One bulk item, under 50 pounds per week, will be picked up on regular collection days with no additional charge. Additional items may be collected for an additional cost. Please call Groot at (847) 429-7370 for details.

Appliances (White Goods)

Including but not limited to stoves, ovens, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, water softeners, water heaters, microwave ovens, trash compactors and dishwashers.  For safety reasons please remove all doors prior to placing at the curb.  There is a $25.00 charge per item for the collection of these appliances.  Please call Groot at (847) 429-7370 to arrange for a pick up.

Construction/Remodeling Debris

In lieu of one bulk item, two (2) yards collected weekly at no additional charge.  Includes items such as lumber, drywall, paneling, carpeting, rocks, dirt, concrete, sod, bricks and branches greater the 6" in diameter.  These materials must be placed in bags or boxes not to exceed 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight.  Single items such as toilets, sinks, vanities, garage doors, swing sets, and kitchen cabinets must be disassembled and each portion or item cannot exceed 50 pounds in weight.  There will be an additional charge per cubic yard, payable prior to service for quantities of construction/remodeling debris in excess of two (2) cubic yards. Please call Groot at (847) 429-7370 for details.

Electronic (E-Waste) Recycling

Groot will collect up to six (6) electronic items (excluding television over 50 pounds) at the curb per week for $35.00. Televisions over 50 pounds require an additional fee. Please contact Groot at least 24 hours in advance of their service day to schedule any e-waste pick up at (847) 429-7370.

Additionally, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Residential E-Waste Program, has options for safely getting rid of your old residential computers, monitors, laptops, televisions, and printers.  Please note old electronic equipment being discarded from a business is not covered by this program.

Here's how the program works. The Illinois EPA has compiled a list of e-waste collectors, whom you may contact regarding recycling either at no charge to you, or, if there is a fee, in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar coupon you can use to reduce the cost of new equipment.  The Illinois EPA has this list sorted, alphabetically by county, and it includes site addresses and phone numbers.  The Illinois EPA recommends that you call the collection site nearest you for its schedule, as well as the types of old electronics the site will accept. Some sites will accept not only your computers, monitors, TVs, and printers, but also items like keyboards, mice, DVD players, and other electronics.

For more information and a complete list of participating manufacturers and sites, please see the E-Waste Recycling Program on the Illinois EPA website

Household Hazardous Waste

Wondering what to do with old lawn, garden and pool chemicals, motor oil, and household cleaners?  These items cannot be discarded in your regular waste collection because they are considered hazardous.  They can contaminate our water supply.

One Day Household Hazardous Waste collections sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and local governments provide opportunities for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste.  Check their website for dates and locations at here.

The following long-term facilities are available for disposal of household hazardous waste.  Please note that neither facility will accept latex paint.  Phone ahead to determine availability and open hours:
Naperville Collection Center
156 Fort Hill Drive
Rock River Reclamation District
3333 Kishwaukee Road

For further questions concerning one day or long term collections, please call the IEPA Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 785-8604.

Unable to make a scheduled collection or drop-off?  Visit the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's website for a list of companies that will collect household hazardous waste for a fee, at

Household Hazardous Waste Items:




Latex paint, agricultural wastes, business/commercial sector wastes, explosives, fireworks, lead acid batteries, medical wastes, propane tanks, smoke detectors, farm machinery oil, fire extinguishers, institutional wastes



Oil-based paints, paint thinners, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, old gasoline, pool chemicals, cleaning products, mercury, household batteries, used motor oil, drain cleaners, lawn chemicals, solvents, antifreeze,  hobby chemicals, aerosol paints, fluorescent bulbs

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