Refuse, Recycling, Yard & Hazardous Waste Disposal


Refuse, recycling and (most) yard waste is handled by Groot Industries. To set up new service or to resolve issues with garbage pick-up, please contact Groot at 708-485-0900. Groot has a dedicated webpage for Indian Head Park residents available here. The webpage addresses such things as refuse and electronic waste guidelines, recycling, yard waste and holiday schedule.

Refuse, recycling and yard waste must be placed near the curb by 6 a.m. on pick up day. Pick up day in Indian Head Park is on Tuesday or Friday, depending upon your location. Residents are allowed to use their own garbage cans or bags not larger than 32 gallons and not weighing more than 45 pounds each. Groot rents 65 and 95 gallon trash containers with wheels.

Yard waste is collected by Groot April 1 through November 30 each year. Yard waste must be placed in brown lawn waste bags with a pink yard waste sticker attached to the bag. These stickers are available at Jewel, Tony's Finer Foods or the Village Administration Office.


Groot provides an informative webpage Recycling 101, which includes what materials can be recycled and how the materials are to be prepared for pick up. For more information about recycling in general, please visit the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency.