Yard & Organic Waste Collection

Yard  Waste:

Yard & Organic waste collection starts on the 1st collection day in April and ends on the last collection week in November.  The rate is based on a pay-per-bag sticker basis, or under a yard waste cart rental service.

Yard waste consisting of grass clippings, twigs, leaves, and plant material must be set out at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on the day of collection, in biodegradable Kraft paper bags weighing no more than 50 pounds. Plastic bags cannot be accepted!

Brush can be set out in bundles no longer than 4 feet in lengths and weighing no more than 50 pounds, with the largest branch no more than 4 inches in diameter, with a sticker attached. The village also picks up brush and branches 3 times per year at no charge, please refer to Residential Branch Collection below.

Food Scraps

Food Scraps: (e.g., Fruits, Vegetables, Rice, Beans, Pasta, Bread, Baked Goods, Grains, Eggshells, Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves) can be placed in the yard waste bags and carts.  Meats and other food waste is not accepted.  

Collection Rates & Sticker Purchase Locations

Yard Waste Stickers:  Current Republic Services yard waste stickers can be used through November 30, 2021  Stickers purchased from SBC are good for a 30-day grace period past their annual expiration date.  Yard waste stickers are available for purchase at a cost of $2.75 per sticker (2021 cost) at the following locations:

  • Butera Foods - 550 West Lake Street
  • Caputo's Fresh Market - 166 East Lake Street
  • Jewel Food Store - 2164 South Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights
  • Lens Ace Hardware - 272 West Lake Street
  • Meijer Supermarket - 130 South Gary Avenue
  • Village of Bloomingdale - 201 South Bloomingdale Road
 Yard & Organic Waste Carts available at a flat rate cost per collection season of :

  • 35 Gallon Yard Waste Cart: $199
  • 65 Gallon Yard Waste Cart: $279
  • 95 Gallon Yard Waste Cart: $299