Refuse Collection

Please contact Groot Industries at (866) 782-5161 to set up service for your home, report a missed pick-up or for questions relating to the rental of totters or the replacement of recycling bins. Refuse must be at the street side no later than 6:00 am the day of collection and be containerized in a 34-gallon can or 33 gallon bags not to exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. Materials that cannot be containerized must be tied in bundles not to exceed three (3) feet in length and fifty (50) pounds in weight. Per Village ordinance your trash cannot be put out before 6:00 pm the evening before your pickup day and must be taken in no later than 8:00 am the following morning.

Groot Industries provides unlimited yard waste collection of grass, leaves, shrubs, vines, and similar items from April 1 through November 30 on the regular garbage pickup days.

The Village has a seven-year agreement in place with Groot commencing January 1, 2023. Below is the rate for a single-family home per month for refuse, recycling and yard waste collection:

Monthly Rate Chart for 2022-2029
2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029
$23.64 $22.25 $23.36 $24.53 $25.76 $27.05 $28.40 $29.82


During the months of October and November, Yard Waste & Leaves will only be picked up if placed in biodegradable paper bags. Bags not exceed 33 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight. No stickers will be needed but materials must be placed in 30 gallon biodegradable paper bags. Bags are available at local retailers.

Brush will also be collected, up to 3.5 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length, but must be tied with string or twine in bundles not to exceed 50 pounds in weight.

Residents will be allowed one bulk item pickup per week, however State law (July 1, 1994) prohibits the disposal in landfills of residential appliances or “white goods”. Therefore appliances cannot be considered a bulk item and are the responsibility of the homeowner to ensure proper collection and disposal. Please call Groot Industries at 866-782-5161 for what is considered a bulk item or to arrange for a price quote on the special collection of white goods. Payment must be made to Groot Industries at the time of this service.

As of January 1, 2012, the State of Illinois requires that electronic equipment be recycled, so it will no longer be collected with regular trash. The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which took effect in 2008, required manufacturers to establish residential recycling programs for discarded and unwanted electric products, if they sell their products in Illinois. Visit Kane County Recycles for more information.

The Village allows burning of leaves, but it is limited to the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and only on the 2nd and 4th weekends in the months of September, October & November only.  Brush, however, may be burned between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th weekends of every month. Please be sure that conditions are not such that would cause the burning to get out of control. To prevent road damage and expensive repair no burning is permitted on the streets or in the swales.

Proper drainage is essential to preserving the good roads that contribute so much to the appeal of Sleepy Hollow. To help with that, property owners are required to maintain their swales at the height and grade set by the Village. Homeowners are asked to keep the swales, culverts and pipes located under the driveways cleaned out and free of debris.

A construction permit is required for any remodeling, new homes, re roofing, concrete work of any kind, etc. Please call the Village’s building inspection service company, ICCI, and check before going ahead on a project. ICCI may be reached at 630-551-4224.