Groot will collect holiday trees on Monday, January 7, and Monday January 14, 2019. Trees must have all decorations removed and be placed curb side for pick-up. There is no additional cost for this service. Trees larger than six feet must be cut in half.
Beginning on November 12, the Village will again offer a free holiday light recycling program in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Elgin Recycling. Accepted items will include: mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, and extension cords. The Village will not be accepting garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables. Containers will be available at the Public Works Department located at 7001 N. Lawndale Avenue, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The program will end on January 31, 2019.