The Village of Mundelein has an exclusive residential solid waste collection and recycling agreement with Groot Industries, Inc. for all single family residences and duplexes.
Under this agreement, residents are provided a 95-gallon cart for garbage collection and a 65-gallon cart for recycling. Garbage, landscape waste and recycling will be picked up once a week. Landscape waste is collected from April 1 to November 30.
While electronic materials are not permitted in landfills, Groot now collects electronic waste at the curb at no additional charge. Residents wishing to recycle such items should call Groot to schedule a date and time for collection.
Different trucks collect the three types of materials—garbage, landscape waste, and recyclables. The solid waste contract provides five collection options: unlimited collection, limited collection, senior unlimited collection, senior limited collection, or pay by the bag collection. The details of each option are noted below. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed four feet apart at the curbside to facilitate automatic collection. Automatic collection allows faster service, which helps to keep collection costs down.
Single-family residents may choose a 95-gallon cart for recycling and a 65-gallon cart for garbage. If you select the larger recycling container you must take the small garbage cart. To select the larger recycling cart, free of charge, call Groot Industries at 800-244-1977. If you choose to return to the small recycling cart and large garbage cart there will be a $25.00 service charge applied. Additional bulk items require a green refuse sticker. Debris in excess of one cubic yard will not be collected until the customer is provided a cost estimate from Groot.
Please take a look at the 2016 Mundelein Garbage & Recycling Program Information Guide
for an explanation of the recent garbage and recycling changes in Mundelein.