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 new program begins with pickup of all homes south of 79th  Street on Thursday, August 3, 2017; and on Friday, August 4, for all homes north of 79th Street.

Your existing hauler has been notified of this change and has been advised to pick up their carts after their last pickup during the last week of July. It is also recommended that residents contact their haulers to confirm that their service will end at the end of July and to stop auto payments, if applicable. Residents who have prepaid for scavenger service should contact their old contractor for a refund. If, for some reason, your hauler does not honor the refund, please contact the Village Administrator at (630) 654-8181, ext. 2000.

For more information regarding this new 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 RxBox located in the Police Department 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. Sharps/needles are not accepted at this location.

Disposal recommendations:

For spill free disposal:

  • Place the pills or liquid medication (bottles) in a zippered-top plastic bag.
  • For safer pill disposal, please empty the pills out of the prescription/plastic containers into the zippered-top plastic bag and recycle the plastic bottles separately. (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 personal information and destroy them prior to disposing of medications in the RxBox OR
  • Blackout personal information with a black permanent marker

Acceptable Items:

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements
  • 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

Unacceptable Items:

  • Sharps/needles
  • Bio-hazardous materials including wound dressings
  • Radioactive medicines
  • Other household wastes

Other Disposal Programs

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 will be 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.