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Groot Will Collect Flood-Damaged Items

Post Date:05/15/2020

May 15, 2020 - In order to assist residents who have flood-damaged items for garbage pickup following the recent storm, Groot will take extra carpeting, damaged furniture or debris during the Tuesday, 5/19 collection. Groot asks that if you have more than 2 yards of carpeting or construction debris, you call, 847-429-7370, to schedule a special pick up. 

Please see the additional safety precautions below that remain in effect to protect the health and welfare of Groot employees along with keeping customers and the public safe.

  • All trash/refuse and recycling must be placed in a company designated cart/toter, a can with handles or be in a closed bag weighing less than 50 lbs. placed alongside the cart/toter or in a bag placed inside a 35-gallon can that weighs less than 50 lbs. Loose uncontained items will not be collected.
  • If you or someone in your household has tested positive for or has symptoms of COVID-19, please place your recyclables in a bag and place it in the trash so that the recycling workers are not exposed to the virus.
  • Please do not put plastic gloves, masks, medical tubing or other PPE in your recycling bin

Yard Waste & Groot Stickers
As of Tuesday, 4/7, seasonal weekly yard waste collection has resumed. Residents can use generic yard waste bags with Groot stickers applied. Stickers can be purchased in local retail stores -- Ace Hardware, Jewel and Walgreen's at Rt. 59 & Stearns Road or by mail from Groot for $3 (throughout 2020).

During this pandemic, Walgreens on Rt 59 & Stearns will have stickers available in the drive-thru.

Ace Hardware allows curbside pickup of Groot stickers if you phone in your order and pay with exact cash. The stickers are $3 each with no sales tax. Ace is unable to take online orders for stickers and cannot accept credit card payment for curbside pickup.

Please know that there may be future changes to the collection services and programs during this critical time as Groot continues to practice the protocols and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These are temporary changes made in the effort to keep the community safe.

COVID-19 Recycle Communication from Groot


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