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Refuse and Recycling
Lake Holiday Refuse and Recycling
Weekly waste collection in Lake Holiday is on Mondays for Sandwich side addresses and Tuesdays for Somonauk side addresses. Recycling collection in Lake Holiday is on Tuesdays, on an every other week basis, alternating between Sandwich side addresses and Somonauk side addresses. Check the Lake Holiday calendar to confirm your pick-up dates.

Regular Curbside Refuse Collection: 
Residents are allowed to use unlimited bags/personal containers not exceeding 35 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Residents also have the option to rent a 95-gallon Groot issued refuse cart for a monthly fee. Groot will take one large item OR one bundle of construction material (not to exceed 4 feet in length and two feet in diameter or 50 pounds).
Recycling Collection:
Recycling is included with the refuse program at no additional charge and will be collected EVERY OTHER WEEK. Recyclables must be placed in personal containers not exceeding 35 gallons marked with an "R" to identify them. Residents also have the option to rent a Groot provided cart for a monthly fee. Click here for a list of Recyclable Materials

Yard Waste Program:
Groot will collect unlimited yard waste starting April 1st through November 30th, at no additional cost. Grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeks, fruits, seeds, stalks, vines may be placed at the curb on the regularly schedule pick-up day. Bags must be rolled and crimped closed and be easily lifted to waist height and not exceed 50 pounds. Brush and branches up to 6 inches must be bundled with twine (wire or plastic is not acceptable) 4' or les in length and 2' or less in diameter at the base and easily lifted to waist height. Yard waste does not include wood timbers, plastic edging, plant pots or trays, bark, wood chips, fertilizer or landscape material bags, landscape fabric, root sections, sand, gravel, sod, firewood or animal waste.

Bulk/Oversized Items: 
Groot will take one large item per week at no additional cost. Bulk items include: boxes, barrels, crates, furniture, mattresses/box spring and similar items that do not fit into a proper container and can be safely collected/lifted by one driver without assistance. Exception include items which are banned from direct disposal into a landfill. (Examples: appliances, tires, car batteries, televisions and electronic waste.) For bulk items in excess of 75 pounds, residents should call Groot to schedule a pick-up in advance.

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 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 pick-up.

Construction/Demolition Debris: 
In lieu of a bulk item, Groot will take 1 cubic yard of construction/demolition debris per week at no additional cost. All material must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and no larger than 2 feet in diameter. For the safety of the collector, all debris must be bagged or bundled and free of nails and sharp object not exceeding 50 pounds. Carpet must be cut up in four foot lengths not exceeding 50 pounds per roll. Each bundle of carpet or padding is required to have one pre-paid sticker attached prior to collection.

Solid Waste Items Not Collected:
Illinois law prohibits the disposal of certain waste in landfills. In addition, other items should be disposed of by other methods. Please observe these regulations, or your trash will not be collected. Please visit for more information on how to dispose of these items.

The following items are banned from landfills:
  • Automobile Tires
  • Automobile Batteries
  • Explosive, Toxic, Hazardous & Volatile Waste
  • Flammable Waste
  • Gasoline, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze
  • Large Automobile Parts & Wheels
  • Acids & Poisons
  • CFL Bulbs, Florescent Bulbs
  • Electronics Waste
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
Electronic Waste Collection - "e-waste":
The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits any person from allowing or to cause mixing of any of the items listed with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill. Groot will collect, at the curb, up to six electronic items for an additional fee. Please contact Groot at 630-587-5673 to schedule a collection.

All items collected will be recycled and rendered inoperable. Due to the sensitive nature of some electronic items (computer hard drives or storage devices), we prefer to pick up items from the front, side, or top of drive locations.

Appliances and White Goods: 
State laws require us to collect any white good type of appliance such as refrigerators, ovens, washers, etc. separately and recycle. Residents must call Groot in advance for this collection which will be no additional cost.

Definition: Any domestic and/or commercial large appliance which contains CFC or HCFC refrigerant gas, PCB containing capacitors, mercury switches, or other hazardous components. Examples: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, ranges (both electric and gas), dehumidifiers, water heaters, furnaces, ovens, humidifiers, water softeners, trash compactors, washing machines, clothes dryers and other similar appliances. *Please note- Doors must be removed from refrigerators & freezers.

Residents May Purchase Carpet Stickers At The Following Location:
  • Lake Holiday Lodge
Observed Holidays
  • New Year's Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

Refuse and Recycling