Fox River Grove

Yardwaste Services

Yardwaste cannot be disposed of in your normal trash can. Yardwaste includes grass, leaves, garden clippings, small shrubs, weeds, plant materials, flowers, branches, limbs not to exceed 4 feet in length, 1 inch in diameter, wreaths, small amounts of earth, clay, sand, concrete, rocks and similar materials, food waste, organics, pet waste, and kitty litter.

How to Dispose of Yardwaste

  • Yardwaste collection runs from April - November.
  • Yardwaste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft paper bags (34 gallons / 50 pounds max) or a yardwaste toter.
  • Prior to disposing of yardwaste, shake away any loose soil.
  • Place a yardwaste sticker(s) on all Kraft bags and yardwaste toters for collection. Make sure stickers are visible to the waste haulers from the street.

How to Purchase Stickers, Bags, or Toters

  • Yardwaste stickers can be purchased at the Jewel Osco (800 Northwest Highway), Ace Hardware (980 Route 22), or at the LRS facility in Wauconda (1350 N Old Rand Road).
  • Brown Kraft bags are available for purchase at the following businesses in town: Ace Hardware, Walgreens.
  • Yardwaste toters are available through LRS for a monthly charge.
  • 1-gallon under sink organic containers are available for sale for $15.00 at the LRS facility in Wauconda.

Subscription Program
For $12 per month subscribers will be issued a 95 gallon landscape waste toter for weekly curbside collection. Subscriber toters will not require stickers. A seasonal $75.00 deposit will be required. Additional bags outside of toter will require stickers April – November. A seasonal $75.00 deposit fee will be required.

Free Yardwaste Days
Yardwaste will be picked up for free on two weeks in the spring, and throughout October and November. Please check the most recent Village newsletter for specific dates. You may put out as many brown Kraft bags as needed without stickers on these days.