Landscape Waste & Food Scrap Program

The Village's 2023 Landscape Waste Collection season is April 1 - December 15.  Residents have several options regarding the disposal of landscape waste. Groot offers using the Landscape Sticker Program for individual bags of yard waste, or the option to participate in the Landscape Waste Subscription, or the Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Subscription Program.

  • Leaf Collection 2023
    The Village's Fall Leaf 2 for 1 collection runs from October 16th through December 15th, 2023. Residents may place 2 bags for every 1 sticker at curbs to be collected on their normal collection day. 

  • Holiday Tree Recycling 2024
    Holiday trees will be collected on your solid waste collection day from January 2nd through January 12th. Landscape waste stickers are not necessary for trees. Plastic bags and all décor must be removed from trees.

  • See Groot Brochure for Full List of Services and Prices

Landscape Waste Sticker Program
Residents can purchase landscape waste stickers from local retailers and apply the stickers to bags or bundles of landscape waste. The stickers are $2.63 each. Stickers are available for purchase at:
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Village Hall 33 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights
  • Mutual Ace Hardware Buffalo Grove, 745 Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove
  • Sherwin Ace Hardware, 1705 Campbell, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 122 Vail, Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 440 Rand Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 1860 Arlington Hts. Rd., Arlington Heights
  • Jewel, 333 Euclid, Mt. Prospect
  • Jewel, 3000 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows
  • Neradt Ace Hardware, 1753 W. Golf Rd., Mt. Prospect
  • Mariano's Fresh Market, 802 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights
  • Mariano's Fresh Market, 545 N. Hicks Rd., Palatine
  • Tony's Finer Foods, 1241 N Rand Rd., Prospect Heights

Additional Program Subscription Options 
Groot offers customers the below additional collection subscriptions for an additional fee, including the Landscape Waste Subscription Program and the Food Scrap Subscription Program, that also allows for landscape waste collection. Residents must subscribe for service by calling Groot at 800.244.1977.

Landscape Waste Subscription Program
Residents may subscribe to this program, which allows five (5) unstickered bags or bundles per week, from the first full week in April 3 - October 13. For fall leaves collected between October 16 - December 15, up to ten (10) unstickered bags or bundles per week may be placed at the curb for collection. Food scraps are not permitted with this subscription program. The Landscape Waste Subscription Program is $142.82 per season. Please contact Groot to sign up. 

Food Scrap Subscription Program (Includes Landscape Waste)
Arlington Heights residents may participate in food waste composting by subscribing to the 95 or 65-gallon program, which runs from April to mid-December. Residents must subscribe for service by calling Groot at 800.244.1977. The Food Scrap Subscription Program also allows residents to utilize carts for Landscape Waste. 
    • The cost for using a 95-gallon cart is $175.98 per season
    • The cost for using a 65-gallon car is $159.40 per season
    • Subscriptions cannot be prorated
    • Between October 16 through December 15, up to ten (10) unstickered landscape bags or bundles may be placed at the curbside next to the cart