Yard Waste Collection

New Residential Garbage and Recycling Contract Begins May 1

On May 1, 2019, Groot Industries will become the new garbage, recycling and yard waste collection provider for the City of Naperville. Please refer to the information below for important dates and information as the City transitions from its current yard waste collection provider, Waste Management, to Groot on May 1. This includes changes to yard waste stickers, turning in Waste Management yard waste/organics carts and signing up for Groot's yard waste/organics program.

The City of Naperville's weekly yard waste collection program will run from March 18 to December 13, 2019. Landscape waste must be placed in paper yard waste bags or clearly-labeled cans or carts. Bundled small branches will also be picked up. A yard waste sticker must be attached to each bag, container or bundle placed at the curb for collection. State law prohibits grass clippings, leaves, garden waste and branches from being placed in landfills.

Waste Collection Provider Transition Information

On May 1, 2019, Groot Industries will become the new garbage, recycling, and yard collection provider for the City of Naperville. Please refer to the information below for important dates and information as the City transitions from its current yard waste collection provider, Waste Management, to Groot on May 1. 

Yard Waste Stickers

 Waste Management will continue to collect paper yard waste bags, clearly-labeled 32-gallon cans or carts, or small bundled branches until April 30, 2019. A yard waste sticker must be attached to each bag, container or bundle placed at the curb for collection.

Beginning May 1, all yard waste put out for collection must have a Groot yard waste sticker attached to it. 

  • Groot yard waste stickers will be available to purchase beginning April 22.
  • Groot yard waste stickers cost $2.25 each through December 31, 2020.
  • Stickers may be purchased from the Finance Department at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., as well as the businesses listed below.  

Yard Waste Cart/Organics Program 

Returning a Waste Management Yard Waste/Organics Cart

Waste Management will collect yard waste containers from the curb the week of April 22-26. During the week of April 22-26, residents who rent a yard waste container from Waste Management should place their yard waste container on the curb no later than 6 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day. Waste Management will collect any yard waste from the rental cart. Then, Waste Management will come back to pick up the empty cart. Residents who still have a Waste Management yard waste cart after April 26 should call Waste Management at (800) 364-8988 to schedule a pickup. 

Renting a Groot Yard Waste Cart

 Groot will begin accepting new yard waste cart customers on April 1. To order a cart, residents should call Groot at (630) 892-9294. Carts will be delivered during the month of April. Groot will begin yard waste pickup service on May 1. Groot carts should not be placed on the curb before May 1. Groot yard waste carts are offered in one size (95-gallon) and cost $225 per year/season.

How to Participate in Curbside Collection

Place grass, weeds, small branches, twigs and leaves in 32-gallon paper yard waste bags, or a clearly labeled 32-gallon can. Alternatively, branches less than 3 inches in diameter may be tied in bundles that measure up to 4 feet long and 2 feet wide. Secure each bundle with biodegradable twine. Bags and bundles have a 60-pound weight limit.

The City provides an annual free curbside brush collection starting in mid-May for branches and tree trimmings.

Yard waste stickers cost $2.25 each through December 31, 2020. Stickers may be purchased from the Finance Department at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., as well as the following businesses:

  • Buikema's Ace Hardware
    • 963 W. 75th St., 1030 Washington St. and 5035 Ace Lane
  • Butera Market, 1290 E. Chicago Ave.
  • Caputo's Fresh Market, 3115  W. 111th St.
  • Casey's Foods, 134 W. Gartner Road
  • Convenient Food Mart, 501 W. 87th St.
  • Douglas Ace Hardware, 1212 S. Naper Blvd.
  • Jewel-Osco
    • 1759 W. Ogden Ave., 127 E. Ogden Ave., 1227 Naper Blvd., 2855 W. 95th St., 1157 N. Eola Rd.(Aurora), 1200 Boughton Rd. (Bolingbrook)
  • Meijer, 808 N. Route 59 (Aurora), 225 Weber Rd. (Bolingbrook)
  • Menards, 715 Fort Hill Drive
  • Walgreens
    • 713 E Ogden, 2719 Hassert Blvd., 2111 Winding River Dr. 
  • Corner Pantry
    • 1801 Wehrli Road
  • Mariano's
    • 1300 S. Naper Blvd.

Free Yard Waste Collection Program

From November 4 through December 13, 2019, the City offers a free yard waste collection program. During this time, homeowners may dispose of yard waste in 32-gallon paper yard waste bags or clearly labeled cans or carts, free of charge, each week on their normal garbage collection day. Branches and other yard waste that are tied into bundles require a sticker at all times.

Prior to November 4, a yard waste sticker is required on all bundled or bagged leaves and yard waste placed out for collection.

"Yard Waste Only" labels to clearly identify cans and carts are available free of charge at the Public Works Service Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive.

Yard Waste/Organics Program

Have an interest in recycling organics like food scraps? Have a larger amount of yard waste to dispose of? You can now rent a 95-gallon yard waste cart for an annual fee instead of using bags and stickers. All yard and food waste can be placed in the convenient cart, helping keep these items out of landfills. (Food waste composting is only available to those who subscribe to this program.) To sign up and order your cart, call Groot Industries at (630) 892-9294.