Trash, Yard Waste and Recycling

Refuse collection is made available at no cost to all residential homes within the Village having 3 units or less. This service is contracted through Groot.

Collection Procedures

Curbside trash, recycling and seasonal yard waste collection occur on Fridays beginning at 6 am. Items may be placed on the curb the evening prior to collection day.

All materials for collection must be placed near the curb in front of your home no earlier than the night before collection and should be easily accessible to the collector.

Please review the Residential Refuse & Recycling Programs PDF on this page (under Forms) for detailed information.

Refuse Holidays

There are six major holidays observed by Groot. During the week of the below holidays, if the holiday falls on a weekday (on or before our regular Friday collection day), the collection day for that week will be moved to Saturday:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas

Refuse Toters

Each qualifying residence has been issued a two-wheeled refuse toter with a blue lid for collection of household garbage. All refuse should be placed inside the toter whenever possible. Larger or additional refuse items will still be collected when placed at the curb outside of the toter.

If you don’t have a refuse toter, please call Groot at (847) 429-7370 to request one. The standard size refuse toters are 95 gallons. Additional refuse toters can be rented directly from Groot if needed.

Please contact Groot directly at (847) 429-7370 should you have a large quantity of refuse or large household appliances in need of pick-up.

Recycling Toters

Each qualifying residence has been issued a two-wheeled recycling toter with a gray lid for single-sort recycling. Items should be placed in the bin loose and unseparated. A list of the items which can be recycled can be found on the top of the bin.

If you don’t have a recycling toter, please call Groot at (847) 429-7370 request one. Recycle bins are 65 gallons, with a 35 gallon bin available to senior residents. Additional recycling bins can be rented directly from Groot if needed.

Yard Waste Collection (seasonal)

Free yard waste pick-up is available to residents beginning the first Friday in April and ending the last Saturday in November.

Loose yard waste material should be bagged in Kraft type paper sacks. (A refuse can, clearly marked “yard waste”, may also be used. If you use a refuse can, be sure to leave the lid off, so the contents can be easily identified as yard waste. Please note that Groot is not responsible to damage to yard waste recepticles.)

Tree and brush material less than 2 inches in diameter should be cut and bundled with a biodegradable twine. Please keep limbs no longer than 4 feet in length and bundles no larger than 2 feet in diameter.

The Village collects downed parkway tree limbs as needed. Private property tree limbs may be placed on the parkway for pickup only after storm events that result in a high volume of fallen tree debris. At all other times, standard yard waste collection guidelines apply.

Fall Leaf Collection (seasonal)

The Village also conducts a Fall Leaf Collection program during the months of October and November. During this time, leaves can be raked into the street along the curb for collection.

Electronics & Textile Recycling

Residents of Kane County may drop off electronics, as well as clothing, shoes and textiles, for recycling at 900 Angle Tarn in West Dundee Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm (holidays excluded). One other recycling drop-off site, as well as regular recycling events, are also available to residents of Kane County. Businesses and individuals who live outside of Kane County should seek alternative recycling opportunities.

Please note that a fee is required for recycling of TVs and Monitors (click for details). Fees may be paid online in advance or on site with cash or card only.

For more information about drop-off procedures and location, view the West Dundee Electronics Recycling Map. For more information regarding drop-off locations and hours, accepted items, recycling for businesses and more, please visit the Electronics page of Kane County Recycle's website.

New in 2020, the same sites and events that accept electronics for recycling will also accept clean clothing, paired shoes, bedding, towels, and clean household textiles in any condition, along with cloth toys, accessories and purses. For more information about textile recycling, visit the Textiles page of Kane County Recycle's website

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home or personal vehicle, such as automotive fluids, fluorescent bulbs, oil based paints and more.

(A more comprehensive list of what constitutes HHW can be found at the Kane County Recycles website.)

Residents of West Dundee can arrange for free pick-up Household Hazardous Waste items once per year by calling 1-866-373-8357.

A regional HHW drop off facility is also available, located at 156 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville, on Saturdays & Sundays from 9am to 2pm (excluding holidays). Visit the City of Naperville HHW page for more information and a complete list of items accepted.

Christmas Tree Collection (seasonal)

Free curbside Christmas tree collections are available along with regular refuse collection during the first two full weeks in January each year, for residential properties with no more than 3 units.

Trees must be stripped of all decorations and placed at the curb with the cut end facing the street. Trees do not have to be cut up, bundled or placed in yard waste bags. Trees/greenery in plastic bags, wrapped in plastic or covered with artificial snow cannot be accepted. Garlands and wreaths must be disassembled, and the organic portion placed in a yard waste bag.

If you live in a building with more than three units, contact your building owner or refuse hauler regarding the disposal of your tree, or recycle it with the Dundee Township Highway Dept.

Miscellaneous

Kane County has an extensive list of items eligible for recycling. Please see the Kane County Recycles website for information regarding the proper disposal or recycling of pharmaceuticals, latex paint, Styrofoam, shredded paper, CFL light bulbs, plastic bags, motor oil and more.

Keep in mind that our local thrift stores accept donations of unwanted household items and clothing. Also, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Route 31 in Elgin accepts furniture and surplus or unwanted building materials such as cabinets, flooring, fixtures and more. Donating these items not only extends their useful life and keeps them out of landfills, but also provides inexpensive alternatives to local families and individuals.

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Yard Waste Collection Begins April 9, 2021

West Dundee's annual curbside yard waste collection program, offered through Groot to all residents who receive refuse service through the Village, will begin again on Friday, April 9, 2021 and continue through Saturday, November 27, 2021.

WHEN: Place prepared yard waste at the curb the evening prior to refuse collection. Residents are reminded not to place yard waste at the curb prior to the evening of April 8.

HOW: Loose yard waste should be contained in biodegradable Kraft bags or a clearly marked refuse can with the lid off. For tree and brush material 2 inches or less in diameter, trim sticks to 4 feet or less and tie together with biodegradable twine, in bundles no greater than 2 feet in diameter.

Visit www.wdundee.org/waste for more information regarding yard waste, recycling and refuse collection.

2021 Recycling Green Guide

The 2021 Green Guide, updated annually by the Kane County Division of Environmental Resources (Kane County Recycling office), is now available! This invaluable annual publication provides resources on how to recycle just about anything in Kane County.

To save trees, this year's edition has been issued as a supplement to the 2020 Green Guide. Click below to download a PDF of both the 2021 supplement and the 2020 Guide.

Paper copies are also available at Village Hall (102 S. 2nd St.) and Public Works (900 Angle Tarn).

For more information about recycling resources for Kane County residents and businesses, please visit the Kane County Recycling website.

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Medication Disposal Program

Dundee Township is now offering a Medication Disposal Program at the Township Supervisor's Office at 611 E Main Street, Suite 201, East Dundee.

The program accepts all prescription and over the counter pills, liquids, creams, powders, ointments, inhalers and pet medications.

Drop offs are welcome Monday through Friday from 9am-5:30pm. Questions? Call (847) 428-8092 x4.

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General Maintenance Code Enforcement

Based on direction from the Village Board and a focus on general aesthetics of the neighborhoods of West Dundee, the Village will be placing increased attention a number of common property maintenance code violations.

The areas of code enforcement that will be focused on include:

• Vehicles parked in driveways should not block the sidewalk, particularly during daylight hours, in order to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment throughout the Village.

• Refuse containers should not be placed curbside any earlier than the evening prior to collection. Typically, this is Thursday evening. During the week of the 6 major holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day), collection is moved to Saturday, in which case refuse containers should not be placed earlier than Friday evening.

• Garbage cans should not be stored along the front (street side) of your home, but rather along the side or in the rear yard.

• Grass and weeds within your individual lot should be properly maintained, and do not become overgrown or unsightly. These would include any planting beds, landscape areas or lawns.

• Outdoor fire pits must located in the rear yard and at least 20’ away from any structure or combustible material. No garbage or yard waste is permitted to be burned.

• RVs, boats and trailers may not be stored in any driveway for longer than 48 hours.

Please click below for additional information regarding enforcement intentions related to these code compliance issues.

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Electronics Banned from Landfills

The Illinois Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which initially banned TVs and monitors from entering landfills beginning January 1, 2012, has been expanded to include the following electronics products:

- TVs & Monitors
- Printers
- Computers (including Laptops & Tablets)
- Electronic Keyboards & Mice
- Fax Machines
- VCRs & DVD Players & Recorders
- Portable Digital Music Players
- Video Game Consoles
- Small Scale Servers
- Scanners
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Cable & Satellite Receivers

Visit the Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste page for information about Electronics Recycling options for residents.


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Mon
Sep 06
2021

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site Closed

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site at the West Dundee Public Works Building will be closed in observation of the holiday. The site observes closures for the following holidays in 2021: New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18 Good Friday Friday, April 2 Memorial Day Monday, May 31 Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5 Labor Day Monday, September 6 Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 26 Christmas Day (observed) Friday, December 24 New Year’s Day (observed) Friday, December 31

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Sat
Sep 11
2021

Saturday Refuse Collection

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste collection are moved to Saturday this week due to the holiday.

During the week of the below holidays, if the holiday is observed on a week day, West Dundee's collection day for that week will be moved to Saturday:

•New Year’s Day
•Memorial Day
•Fourth of July
•Labor Day
•Thanksgiving Day
•Christmas

Thu
Nov 25
2021

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site Closed

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site at the West Dundee Public Works Building will be closed in observation of the holiday. The site observes closures for the following holidays in 2021: New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18 Good Friday Friday, April 2 Memorial Day Monday, May 31 Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5 Labor Day Monday, September 6 Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 26 Christmas Day (observed) Friday, December 24 New Year’s Day (observed) Friday, December 31

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Fri
Nov 26
2021

Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site Closed

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site at the West Dundee Public Works Building will be closed in observation of the holiday. The site observes closures for the following holidays in 2021: New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18 Good Friday Friday, April 2 Memorial Day Monday, May 31 Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5 Labor Day Monday, September 6 Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 26 Christmas Day (observed) Friday, December 24 New Year’s Day (observed) Friday, December 31

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Sat
Nov 27
2021

Saturday Refuse Collection

Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste collection are moved to Saturday this week due to the holiday.

During the week of the below holidays, if the holiday is observed on a week day, West Dundee's collection day for that week will be moved to Saturday:

•New Year’s Day
•Memorial Day
•Fourth of July
•Labor Day
•Thanksgiving Day
•Christmas

Sat
Nov 27
2021

Final Yard Waste Collection

The last refuse collection date in November marks the last date for curbside yard waste collection of the year. After this date, organic material must be composted or stored for disposal in the Spring.

For more information about refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs, visit the web link below.

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