GARBAGE, RECYCLING, YARD WASTE

Changes Effective May 1, 2021

In December 2020, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on residential waste and recycling service to commence on May 1, 2021. The RFP requested that each bidder submit an option to continue the sticker-based program the City currently uses as well as a cart-based service option. The City received responses from four companies: Flood Brothers, Groot,  Lakeshore Recycling Systems, and Waste Management. However, none of the companies proposed a sticker program consistent with the current program. Three of the four companies offered a sticker program with a flat monthly fee on top of the sticker pricing. Therefore, a cart-based service through Groot was selected as the most cost-effective option over the course of the five year contract.

Residential Pickup and Removal

The City of Warrenville is responsible for residential garbage, recycling, and yard waste removal. This service is contracted out for a period of five years, effective May 1, 2021, through Groot, Inc. With this program, each household will receive one garbage cart and one recycling cart.  The default size for garbage and recycling carts will be 65 gallons. Households currently participating in the Waste Management toter program will automatically receive a 95 gallon cart from Groot. No further action is necessary if these sizes meet your needs. 

If a larger cart is more appropriate for household needs, residents may select a 95 gallon cart for waste and recycle. A 35 gallon “seniors only” option is also available. To select either a 95 gallon cart, or the 35 gallon “seniors only “ option, residents must contact Groot at Warrenville@groot.com and provide their name, address, and phone number. The deadline to select a cart size is April 1, 2021. Carts will be delivered within the last two weeks of April.

A flat monthly rate based on cart size will be billed directly from Groot on a quarterly basis. Additional details about the new service will be published in the coming weeks.

Refuse Service Fee
Toter Service (65 or 95-gallon cart) $15.49/month
Toter Service (35-gallon cart; seniors only) $11.50/month
Recycling (Papers, Aluminum, Tin, Plastics) Included
Yard Waste Stickers (April 1 - December 15) $2.75/ sticker