Garbage and Recycling

Services in Burr Ridge

On May 8, 2017, the Village Board awarded a Franchise Agreement for Scavenger Services to Groot Industries. This program requires that the refuse pickup of all homes south of 79th  Street will be on Thursdays,  and on Fridays for all homes north of 79th Street.

For more information regarding this program, please visit the Village’s website at www.burr-ridge.gov and click on the link "Scavenger Information" on the lower left side of the home page, or call Groot Industries directly at (888) 485-0900.

 

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 at 156 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville, between Jefferson and Quincy Avenues. 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.  The facility is open and available to all Illinois residents.

For a complete listing of acceptable and unacceptable items click here.  Waste should be kept in the original container whenever possible.

Prescription Medication Drop Off

Residents can properly and safely dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at the following locations: (the prescription medication box previously in the lobby of the Burr Ridge Police Department is no longer in service)

Walgreens – 1000 Ogden Avenue,  Downers Grove, IL

Walgreens – 14680 S. LaGrange Rd,  Orland Park, IL

 

Other Disposal Programs

DuPage County Construction and Demolition Debris

For a brochure on recycling construction materials in DuPage County, click here.

For a list of recycling types and locations in DuPage County, click here.

Latex Paint

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.

Some local hardware stores are now collecting and disposing of old latex paint for a small fee. Check with your local hardware store to see what their policy is.

The DuPage County Public Works also has a latex paint recycling program in place.  For more information, click here.

Electronics

As of Thursday, September 22, 2016, Burr Ride became a designated Electronics Recycling Collection center.  This collection center is located at the Public Works building at 451 Commerce Street and is sponsored by eWorks ESI, the Village of Burr Ridge, and DuPage County.  The center is staffed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. There is a fee for all televisions and monitors, which can be paid in advance at http://recycle.eworksesi.org or you may pay the fee onsite. For a complete list of acceptable items, click here.  "Fly dumping" is NOT permitted.

DuPage County also offers several other free drop-off sites throughout the county. 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 other drop-off sites, please visit the DuPage County web site for more information.

Ammunition

Residents can bring ammunition to the Police Department for disposal.

Down the Drain Guide - a helpful link to items that should be recycled and should not be flushed down a toilet, sent down the drain, or put into your water systems. https://www.safehome.org/resources/down-the-drain-guide/