Garbage & Recycling

GROOT provides the garbage and recycling collection services for the Village of Round Lake Heights.

Yard Waste Subscription Program

Yard waste is picked up beginning April to last Friday in November (on the same day as trash and recycling). Place yard waste containers/bags at curb. Leaf pickup is mid-October to the last Monday in November.

Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves, branches (broken into manageable length) and brush.

No limbs larger than 2 inches in diameter. Limbs and brush must be bundled and tied at 50lbs. max weight and 4ft max length. Non-acceptable items include dirt, stone, and concrete.

Solid Waste & Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) provides solid waste management programs to Lake County. These programs are aimed at reducing our reliance on landfills through source reduction, recycling and energy recovery. In general, their programs help residents dispose of problem wastes, such as household chemicals, electronic equipment, and yard waste. Recycling programs are targeted at both commercial and residential markets in order to divert as much solid waste as possible from reaching landfills.

Garbage & Recycling Update effective May 15, 2020

Groot has decided to lift/discontinue the temporary measure outlined in our March 22nd memo.  This means that we will begin collecting bulk items, construction and demolition debris, white goods and e-waste effective May 15th for Round Lake Heights. Groot still continues to ask residents placing out bagged garbage to make sure it is sealed/tie off.

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Garbage & Recycling - Groot Disposal

The Village has a contract with Groot Disposal for waste pick-up.

Their contact information is as follows: Groot Disposal 2500 Landmeier Road Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Phone: (847) 693-2700

Groot Disposal observes the following Holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, & New Years. Garbage will be picked up one day late.

Collection Day is Friday

Residents of the Village of Round Lake Heights are given one 95 gallon refuse cart in which to place refuse. Additional refuse may be placed in a bag or 32 gallon container.


Recycling is included. Residents of Round Lake Heights are given a 65 gallon recycling cart.

Bulk Items

Residents are allowed one bulk item a week at no charge. The bulk item cannot weigh more than 50 pounds or require more that one person to lift it.

Special Pick-Ups

Items not covered under regular refuse collection and some bulk item service require special pick-up. Residents with items such as white goods, auto parts, building materials, heavy appliances, and other similar items must contact Groot for pricing and collection arrangements.

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste will be picked up on your regular service day from April  through November.

Leaf Collection

Fall leaf collection is provided at no cost to the residents from mid-October through November 30.

Observed Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas

*If the holiday falls on a Saturday, pick up will stay the same.
*If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday will be an off day.
*If the holiday falls on a weekday, service will be delayed until the next day.