Yard Waste Programs

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Options for residents to dispose of yard waste

  • Yard waste stickers: Yard waste stickers may be purchased at Village Hall, directly from Groot, via the Village's website, or from local retailers. Stickers are $2.80 each. Yard waste stickers will be available for purchase March 30.
  • Subscription service: Residents who wish to sign up for a yard waste subscription should contact Groot directly at 800-244-1977. The subscription allows for unlimited yard waste pickup from April 1 through Nov. 30.
  • Alternative/Composting: Residents who wish to reduce or avoid yard waste costs should use mulching mowers, leaf shredders, or backyard compost piles. Click here (PDF) for the Village's yard waste composting regulations.


Collection Period
 

Yard waste collection occurs from April through the end of November, only.

A special two-week collection period for holiday trees and greenery is announced each season. Check the Citizen newsletter, local newspapers, or the Village's news feed for details.


Accepted Materials

Acceptable yard waste: Illinois state law prohibits the land-filling of yard waste, as follows:

  • Grass clippings and leavesYardwaste
  • Branches and brush
  • Planting materials: garden plants, flowers, weeds, vines, bark pieces, pine cones, etc.

Unacceptable materials (treat as garbage):

  • Garden vegetables and fruit (may be compostable)
  • Tree trunks, stumps, and large limbs
  • Fence posts, railroad ties, firewood, and other wood objects
  • Sod, earth, and rocks


Bags and bundles

Residents who wish to set out their yard waste at the curb for collection must use 30-gallon biodegradable Kraft paper bags designed for yard waste. No plastic bags are acceptable. Branches that do not fit into bags must be bundled.

Bags and bundles must each be stickered with a yard waste disposal sticker. Affix disposal stickers to bags so that they are visible from the street. Wrap disposal stickers around a branch in the bundle.

Yard waste toters (95 Gal.) are available for rent (with an annual yard waste subscription) by calling Groot at 1-800-244-1977.


Yard waste sticker purchase locations

  • Village of Hoffman Estates
    1900 Hassell Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Jewel-Osco
    1485 W. Palatine Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Jewel-Osco
    2501 Schaumburg Rd.
    Schaumburg, IL
  • Walgreens
    1550 AlgonquinRd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Jewel-Osco
    1151 S. Roselle Rd.
    Schaumburg, IL
  • Walgreens
    2560 Golf Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL 
  • Mariano's Fresh Market
    2575 Golf Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Jewel-Osco
    1069 N. Roselle Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Valli Produce
    850 N. Roselle Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Buy Online!
    www.hoffmanestates.org
    www.groot.com

Free Seasonal Branch Pickup and Drop Off Programs

Hoffman Estates offers a free curbside tree branch pickup program in spring and fall. This program is for residents covered by the Village refuse collection contract. Routes and dates have been established for various sections of the community.

Typically, the spring program runs from the end of April through May and the fall program runs from the end of September through October. Dates vary each year. The schedule for each zone (A-D) is published seasonally in the Village's newsletter (April and September).

See accepted materials and preparation instructions for branch pickup program