An unlimited supply of properly prepared, regular refuse and recycling will be collected curbside once per week. A 95 gallon toter/cart for loose trash and a 65 gallon toter/cart for loose recycling will be provided to each household. Additional refuse beyond these containers may be placed into containers not exceeding 35 gallons. Additional carts are available by calling the office and an additional fee applies.
Recyclables are collected on your pickup day and must contain only acceptable items to be recycled. Recyclables that contain regular household waste will not be collected. Recyclable materials do not need to be separated, only rinsed to remove food residue prior to pickup, along with removal of labels, caps and lids. Please place items loose in the cart, not inside of paper or plastic bags. Additional items can be placed in additional containers marked "recycling" with handles.
A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable recyclables can be found here.
Yard Waste Collection takes place on the same day as trash and recycling pickups, beginning the first full service week in April and ending the week of November 30th, annually.
Residents may place yard waste made up of grass clippings, bundled branches, brush and garden materials (such as plants, flowers, weeds, vines, bark pieces, pine cones, etc.) in waterproof yard waste paper bags or in a metal or plastic waste container with tight cover no larger than 32-gallons, and not weighing more than 50 pounds. All yard waste containers must be marked as such.
Branches and limbs need to be placed in bundles no longer than four feet and no larger than two feet in diameter, and may not weigh more than 45lbs per bundle. Bundles may not contain any limbs greater than 3 inches in diameter are required to be tied with materials accepted at the compost sites where they are disposed of.
Flood Brothers will collect unlimited bulk items as part of our regularly scheduled Tuesday collection at no charge. Examples include mattresses and box springs, tables, chairs and other furniture. Oversized and overweight items are any item that requires a special pickup due to weight and size. Typically this includes any item that requires more than one person to lift. There are no additional costs for oversized items. Please call the office at (630)261-0400 to schedule an item for pickup, at least 24 hours in advance.
White good items are collected on your regularly scheduled collection day. There is no charge for white good items; Please contact Flood Brothers 24 hours in advance to report the disposal and for an estimate on your items. The following items are considered white goods: refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dishwashers, freezers, dryers, and water heaters. To schedule a collection of a white good item, kindly contact our office during regular business hours. White good items must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. the day of your regular pickup.
Remodeling debris must be placed in bags or containers not exceeding 33-gallons in size and cannot exceed the 45-pound weight limit.
Carpet rolls and items that do not fit a container must be bundled and no longer than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter, not weighing more than 45lbs. All nails must be bent down to protect from puncture. For an estimate of a construction debris collection, please contact our customer service department at (630) 261-0400 during business hours.
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:
Holiday greenery must have all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails removed before being placed out at the curb for pickup. Holiday greenery collection and pickup is free of charge and will take place the first 2 weeks of January. Collection of holiday greenery after the third week of January will be billed as a bulk item pick up on your next invoice.
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. As an alternative, residents may drop off their electronics FREE of charge in the container behind the Public Works garage, located in the Village Hall parking lot.
Please call the office when a possible hazardous waste material may need to be disposed of. Items such as paint, pesticides, poisons, cleaning solvents, tainted gasoline, used oil, automotive products and lithium batteries are considered to be hazardous waste and should not be included in your refuse toter/cart for collection. We will work with residents to find the best solution for disposal with assistance of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency.
For information regarding proper disposal of hazardous waste please visit the Kane County website at www.co.kane.il.us.
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