- Services in Burr Ridge
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Prescription Medication Dropoff
- Other Disposal Programs
Services in Burr Ridge
Collection of refuse and recyclable materials is handled by private arrangement of each property owner with one of the scavenger services licensed to operate in Burr Ridge. Curbside recycling is offered for all single-family households and in townhouse developments that have curbside pick-up of refuse. Recycling programs are also available for multi-family developments.
Grass clippings and landscape waste must be packaged in bags not exceeding 32 gallons or covered containers not exceeding 50 pounds. Unless the landscape waste collection service is provided on a cost exclusive or subscription basis, a landscape waste tag is required on each container.
Licensed Scavengers in Burr Ridge (c = commercial & r = residential)
- Groot Industries (r/c) (708) 485-0900 (previously Crown)
- Allied Waste Services (r/c) (708) 345-7050 (previously BFI)
- Waste Management (r/c) (708) 656-5350
- Flood Brothers Disposal (r/c) (630) 261-0400
- Veolia Midwest (c) (708) 409-9700 (previously Onyx Waste)
Stickers for Waste Management customers are available at Ace Hardware, 63rd & Route 83, and Jewel at 75th and Cass. Stickers for Groot Customers are available at the Countryside Dominick’s and Jewel Stores. Allied does not require stickers but requires the use of paper bags. If not listed, call your scavenger service for their purchase locations and requirements.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
In the spring and summer, DuPage County hosts regional household hazardous waste collection events. To find out where the next event will be held call the event hotline at (630) 407-6760 or visit http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/hazardous-waste/household-haz-waste/hhwc-schedule.html. Please call the hotline to learn more about what events may and may not be accepted at each specific event.
The City of Naperville accepts household hazardous waste year-round. The drop off facility is located behind Naperville Fire Station #4, 1971 Brookdale Road (just east of Route 59, one mile south of I-88. From Route 59 go east on Brookdale Road). The facility is open Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. If you have questions about the City’s household hazardous waste collection program, please call the Department of Public Works at (630) 420-6095, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit www.naperville.il.us. The facility is open and available to all Illinois residents.
Please consult the list below for both acceptable and unacceptable items. Waste should be kept in the original container whenever possible.
|Household cleaners, drain openers||Explosives, Ammunition|
|Fluorescent bulbs||Radioactive materials|
|Household batteries (including automotive and sump pump)||Compressed gas|
|Unknown hazardous substances||Latex Paint|
|Prescription medication||Trash and non-hazardous materials|
|Flammables, automotive fluids||Unopened, useable consumer products|
|Mineral spirits, strippers, solvents|
|Paints (oil based only)|
Prescription Medication Drop Off
Residents can properly and safely dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at the RxBox located in the Village Hall lobby. Once an item has been placed in the RxBox it cannot be removed except by authorized personnel. Village staff cannot open the box. All medications collected will be incinerated by a contractor provided by the IIEPA. Medications will not be reused. Please see the disposal tips below and call the Police Department's non-emergency phone number (630) 323-8181 for more information and consult the list of acceptable and unacceptable items below.
- For spill free disposal, place the pills or liquid medication bottles in a zipper top plastic bag
- Medications may be disposed of in their original containers but be sure to protect your personal information first.
Protect your personal information:
- Remove labels containing perosnal information and destroy them prior to disposing of medications in the RxBox OR
- Blackout personal information with a black permanent marker
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medicated ointments
- Medicated shampoos
- Liquids containing medications
- Prescription inhalers
- Over-the-counter inhalers
- Glass thermometers containing mercury
- Only residentially generated medication items will be accepted
- Bio-hazardous materials including wound dressings
- Radioactive medicines
- Other household wastes
Other Disposal Programs
It is best to contact your individual waste hauler, however, the general advice latex paint disposal is as follows:
Tightly seal lid of usable latex paint and store in an area where it will not freeze. The paint will remain usable for many years if stored properly. Empty paint cans may be dried out (with a thin skin of dried paint on the interior of the can) and recycled in the curbside recycling program. After using up the paint, allow the residue to dry by leaving the lid off. Keep the lid off when placing the can in the recycling bin, so the driver can see that the can is empty and dry.
Large quantities of left over latex paint may be dried out and discarded. Use an absorbent such cat litter, mulched corn cob, saw dust or oil dry. Place the can and the dried material in the garbage. Leave the lid off of the can when placing in the garbage; the driver might only pick up the can if he can tell that the paint is dry.
DuPage County offers several free drop-off sites throughout the county. The progam is intended for residents only. No business electronics are permitted. Sites will accept the following items: computers, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, televisions, radios, microwaves, laptops, printers, cell phones, UPS systems, PDU's, fax machines, phones, DVD players, VCR's and stereo equipment. These sites will NOT accept any item containing liquids or refrigerants. For a list of drop-off sites, please visit the DuPage County web site for more information.
Residents can bring ammunition to the Police Department for disposal.