Regular refuse will be collected once per week. A 95-gallon refuse cart will be provided to each household. Any additional refuse that does not fit in the cart must have a sticker affixed to it.
Additional refuse may be placed in a plastic or metal container, of a size no larger than 35 gallons and not exceeding 50lbs. Refuse is required to be out by 6:00 am each service day. Additional carts can be rented through Flood Brothers by contacting our office. A monthly rental fee of $5.00 will be applied.
Flood Brothers will provide each household with a 65-gallon recycling cart. Recycling materials will be comingled (i.e. plastic, glass, metal, and paper products mixed together). Preparation requirements for households participating in the recycling program include rinsing, removing labels, flattening, removing caps, and lids, etc. can be found on our website.
Residents may place their recycling materials in additional containers marked recycling with handles or simply place them neatly alongside of recycling containers on collection day.
Flood Brothers will provide yard waste collection from April 1st through December 15th, annually. All yard waste shall be placed in a waterproof plastic or metal container with a tight cover, or a biodegradable Kraft bag, of a size no larger than 35 gallons and not exceeding 50lbs. Options for Yard waste collection include prepaid stickers, monthly cart rental, or annual subscription service. For more information, please contact our office. Fees will be applied based on option chosen.
We will accept and collect all bundles of brush or limbs, providing the bundles do not exceed a weight of fifty (50) pounds per bundle, are not more than four (4) feet long, are not more than two (2) feet in diameter, do not contain limbs greater than three (3) inches in diameter and are tied with material that is accepted at the compost site that we use.
As part of the regularly scheduled refuse collection, Flood Brothers will collect one (1) bulk item per week on refuse collection day at no charge.
Additional bulk items are $25.00 per item. The following items are considered bulk items: mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, chairs, and other furniture. Bulk items weighing over 50 pounds require special pick-up. Please call Flood Brothers at 630-261-0400 to schedule.
If a holiday falls on a weekday or a Sunday, and your regularly scheduled pickup is on or after the holiday, your pickup will be delayed by one day. Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday.
Flood Brothers will not collect on the following holidays:
Flood Brothers will provide a special collection for Christmas trees during the month of January.. Holiday greenery must have all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails removed before being placed out at the curb for pickup.
Flood Brothers will also provide collection services for white good items (i.e., appliances) for a fee of $30.00 per item.
Examples shall include refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc.
Residents are asked to call our office 24 hour prior to collection to schedule pick up.
Flood Brothers will provide collection services for 6 electronic recyclables (including 1 TV) per collection for $30.00. Additional TV’s will be charged $25.00 per TV. If additional TV weighs over 50 pounds charge will be $50.00. Residents are asked to call our office 24 hours prior to collection to schedule pick up.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states electronic waste is now the fastest growing segment of our nation's waste stream. Electronic waste, from computers to TVs, contain toxic materials such as lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and other potentially harmful chemicals. The EPA warns when electronics that contain these materials are not recycled or are not disposed of properly, the hazardous chemicals can contaminate the ground water and present additional environmental concerns. Illinois State Law bans electronic waste in landfills. Under this state law, electronic waste cannot be collected with household refuse/waste.
E-waste items banned from the landfill include:
Please contact Flood Brothers customer service at (630) 261-0400 during business hours to schedule an e-waste collection or click here to Request a Quote. An extra fee applies.
Flood Brothers asks residents to reach out to our office when a possible hazardous waste material may need to be disposed of (i.e., paint, pesticides, poison, cleaning solvents, oil, gasoline and other automotive fluids). We will work with the resident to find the best solution for disposal with the assistance of Cook County Recycling programs.