Spring Clean-Up Week

Residents looking to de-clutter and get organized this season may want to take advantage of Palatine's annual Spring Clean-Up Friday, May 5th through Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.

During this time Groot refuse and recycling carts, garbage bags and bulk items may be placed at the curb throughout the weekend in advance of scheduled collection days without ordinance violations. Refuse will be collected only on the regular collection day.  For collection of oversized bulk items (bulk items greater than 50 lbs. or 4 feet in length), contact Groot at (800) 244-1977 to schedule a pick up at no additional charge.

Construction debris must be properly bundled and is limited to a maximum volume of two cubic yards.

All refuse placed at the curb must be prepared according to standard specifications. See the Refuse, Yard Waste and Recycling Program Complete Reference Guide (PDF) for further information.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Appliances / White Goods
  • Electronic waste
  • Paints and household chemical waste
  • Tires
  • Commercial remodeling refuse
  • Concrete
  • Earth
  • Medical waste
  • Propane tanks
  • Rocks
  • Sod
  • Tree limbs and stumps/logs that exceed 4 inches in diameter
  • Other materials not permitted by law


For a useful resource on recycling alternatives visit the SWANCC website and search the Reuse/Recycle Directory.