City Refuse Collection

The United City of Yorkville's refuse contractor is Groot. For missed collections or specific collection questions or concerns, contact Groot directly at or 630-892-9294. Follow this link to view the Groot Brochure.

Amount of Refuse Allowed

Under the city's refuse agreement with Groot, each residence is allowed to put out:
  • One (1) 35, 65, or 95-gallon Groot refuse cart 
  • One (1) 65-gallon recycling cart 
  • One (1) large household item under 50 lbs (such as a boxes, furniture or crates) will be collected weekly without a prepaid sticker on the regular pick-up day only.

Refuse & Recycling Carts

Replacement and/or additional carts are provided by Groot. Residents may request an additional 35-gallon, 65-gallon, or 95-gallon refuse cart at an additional cost billed directly to the residents by Groot. To request replacement or additional totes, contact Groot at or 630-892-9294.

Additional Containers

Additional containers may not exceed 35 gallons in size or 50 pounds in weight.

Discarded Carpeting

Carpeting is considered a bulk item; however, it must be cut and rolled in 4-foot lengths. Each roll must be tied and not weigh more than 50 pounds. Up to 4 rolls will be accepted as 1 bulk item.

Unacceptable Items

The following items will not be accepted during weekly collection:
  • Construction/demolition materials
  • Hazardous wastes (includes paints, oils, hot ash and flammable items)
  • Large automotive parts
  • Materials from floods, fires, or evictions
  • Tires
  • White goods (call for pick up options)

Prepaid Refuse Stickers

A $2 prepaid sticker is required for each bag or 35-gallon container outside the cart. Prepaid refuse stickers are sold at the following locations in Yorkville:
  • Ace Hardware - 9620 Route 34
  • Jewel-Osco - 234 Veterans Parkway

Collection Times

All refuse should be placed out for collection by 6 a.m. on the designated collection day. Groot may collect your items anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on your collection day. If items are missed, you will need to call Groot directly at 630-892-9294.

Weekly Collection Schedule

Day of the Week
Areas of Collection
Monday Country Hills, Fox Highlands, Prestwick, Raintree Village, Sunflower Estates, Wildwood, Windett Ridge
Tuesday Briarwood, Greenbriar, Kendallwood Estates, Prairie Gardens, River’s Edge, White Oak Estates
Wednesday Blackberry Woods, Cimarron Ridge, Fox Hill, Heartland, Heartland Circle, Heartland Meadows, Longford Lakes, Woodworth Estates
Thursday Autumn Creek, Blackberry Creek North, Cannonball Estates, Countryside, Grande Reserve, Kendall Marketplace, Kylyn’s Ridge, Prairie Meadows, Whispering Meadows
Friday Bristol Bay, Caledonia, Grande Reserve

Collection Map

View a copy of the Refuse Collection Map (PDF).

Missed Collection

If you are missed on your regular pickup day, contact Groot at 630-892-9294. 

Holiday Schedule

Groot will observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekday, on or before your scheduled collection, service will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the holiday week. If the holiday falls on Sunday, it will be observed on Monday and service will be delayed one day the entire week.