Special Garbage Items

Bulk Items

Materials that do not fit in a cart or container, such as small amounts of construction debris and rolls of carpeting, must be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 2 feet in diameter, 4 feet in length, and 50 pounds in weight. A sticker must be affixed to each bundle. Single items such as chairs, tables, mattresses, etc. must have one sticker affixed to each item. Call Groot at 630-892-9294 with any questions. Access a list of sticker retailers (PDF).


The collection of appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, etc. must be scheduled in advance by calling Groot at 630-892-9294. Appliances must have 1 sticker affixed.

Special Pick-Up & Temporary Containers

For those times when residents have a large amount of refuse or yard waste that may be too time consuming to use 33 gallon bags or containers, Groot offers temporary containers or a special pickup. Arrangements must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling Groot at 630-892-9294.

Electronic Waste

Effective on January 1, 2012, electronic waste is banned from Illinois landfills. The City of Aurora offers collection events. For more information on electronics recycling, call the Customer Service Center number at 630-256-4636.

Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous materials include the following:
  • Automotive fluids
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammable materials
  • Motor oil
  • Oil-based paint
  • Pesticides
These items cannot be set out for curbside collection.