Yard & Organic Waste Collection


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 and Organic waste consisting of grass clippings, twigs, leaves, plant material, and acceptable food scraps must be set out at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on the day of collection

Yard & Organic waste can be collected in two (2) ways:

  1. Yard & Organic Waste Cart Subscription:  Customers may subscribe with the Contractor for a weekly yard and organic waste cart collection service during the collection service season.  Cart sizes and prices are as presented in Appendix 1.
  2. Yard & Organic Waste Sticker: Customers can purchase a yard and organic waste sticker and visibly affix the sticker to the yard waste that they set out in the following manner:
    • Biodegradable Kraft paper bags weighing no more than 50 pounds, with sticker attached. 
    • 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.
    • Clearly marked container with sticker attached, weighing no more than 50 lbs.

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 & Organic Waste Stickers are available for purchase at a cost of $2.80 per sticker (2023 cost) at the following locations:

  • 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