Village of Oswego
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Garbage & Recycling Information

All refuse, recycling and yard waste will be collected by Groot Industries. Materials should be placed at the curb prior to 6:00 a.m. on collection day. Garbage containers cannot be any larger than 35 gallons and cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. A 35 gallon, 65 gallon or 95 gallon wheeled garbage cart is available for rent or purchase through Groot Industries. Please do not place garbage in boxes.

Groot Industries will pick up an unlimited amount of household solid waste which must be placed in containers not to exceed 35 gallons or 50 pounds in weight and recyclables. Groot will allow residents the collection of one bulk item per resident per week at no cost. Bulk items are defined as large household items which one person can lift such as sofas, dressers, chairs, and tables. A mattress and box spring are considered 1 bulk item. Carpet needs to be rolled into 4’ long bundles and each bundle not weighing more than 50 pounds. Groot Industries will pick up 4 bundles per week.

Groot Industries will not pick up appliances or white goods. If a resident wishes, they may call Groot Industries at 877-775-1200 for this special pick up and a $35.00 fee will be charged per item. Residents must call and schedule a pick-up at least 24 hours in advance.

The only items needing stickers are the 30-gallon kraft yard waste bags and any bundled yard waste. The cost of a sticker is $1.50.

Paint cans are only accepted if empty or dry. Kitty litter or oil dry can be used to dry up unused paint.

Collection will not be provided on the following holidays:

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

In the event that collection day falls on a holiday, collection will be provided one day later. This also applies for the rest of the days that week (if the holiday is on Tuesday, Monday’s collection will remain on Monday and then all the rest will be one day later).

If the holiday should fall on a Sunday, Monday will be a holiday for Groot with service delayed one day the remainder of the week.

Refuse, recycling and yard waste are collected by different trucks on different routes. If your home is missed, please contact Public Works at 630-554-3242 before noon the following day.

One Groot Industries recycling wheeled cart is provided to each residence. Please visit for more information about items that can be recycled. In the search feature on the main page, enter OSWEGO or 60543 for complete details.

Any questions regarding pick up should be directed to the Public Works Department at 630-554-3242 or go to Groot’s website at and enter “Oswego” or “60543” at the bottom of their page.

Complete details can be found HERE.

Yard Waste Subscription Program with Groot

As an alternative option to the sticker, the subscription program allows residents to place both yard waste and food scrap compost in a 95 gallon cart designated for weekly collection. In partnership with the Village of Oswego, the creation of the new program is aimed to help residents reduce the amount the amount of garbage being sent to area landfills. This optional program is available at a rate of $120.00 per season. Biodegradable food waste is permitted to be mixed with yard waste as part of this program that includes fruits and vegetables only.

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Pet Litter
  • Grease/Oils
  • Seafood
  • Plastics
  • Diapers
  • Liquids
  • Meat/Poultry
  • Paper Products

Electronics Recycling

NEW Curbside Electronic Recycling Program

Beginning May 1, 2016, the Village of Oswego’s waste hauler, Groot Industries, will begin collecting electronic waste for curbside collection at no additional charge to the resident.

With 24-hour notice, electronic materials including CRT or tube style televisions will be collected.

To request electronic collection, please contact Groot at Tel: 1-877-775-1200

Please be aware that there may be a charge for items requiring more than a single person to lift. This charge is determined by Groot Industries.

Hazard Waste Collection through Illinois EPA

2017 Collection Dates & Sites