Food scraps, properly mixed with yard waste as outlined below, are now included in the pick-up program as a part of the City's solid waste and recycling collection services provided by Groot. This is a service that is free-of-charge to Yorkville residents. Please note the specifics of the program as outlined below.
The food scraps can be mixed in the yard waste, and are collected in the same truck as regular yard waste. The option to comingle material/food scrap would require the use of a rigid container not to exceed 35 gallons (NO yard waste bags/Kraft bags). Service will only be available from April 1 through the first full week in December. Contact Groot directly at 630-892-9294 if you wish to rent a container for yard waste/food scrap.
The following items are acceptable:
Fruits and Vegetables including unpainted holiday Pumpkins
Dairy and Eggs, including Egg Shells - NO LIQUIDS
Breads, Grains, Pasta, and Cereal
Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves (NO coffee filters or tea bags)
NOT Acceptable Items
The following items are NOT acceptable:
No Meat, Poultry, or Seafood
No Bones or Shells (egg shells acceptable as outlined above)
No Fats, Grease, or Oil
No Paper Plates or other Service Ware
No Plastic, Styrofoam, Glass, Metal, Diapers, or Pet Waste