Curbside Recycling

Materials collected

The curbside recycling program includes the collection of the following items:

  • All Number 1 PETE
  • All Number 2 HDPE
  • All Number 3 PVC
  • All Number 4 LDPE
  • All Number 5 PP
  • All Number 7 other plastic containers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Catalogs
  • Clean aluminum foil
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty paint cans
  • Empty papers
  • Envelopes
  • Formed aluminum containers
  • Formed steel containers
  • Frozen food paper packages
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Juice boxes
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Milk cartons
  • Office paper
  • Paperboard
  • Phone books
  • Six-pack and twelve-pack beverage rings
  • Tin/steel/ bimetal cans

Material Not Collected

The curbside recycling program does not include the collection of the following items:

  • Bread Bags
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical cans
  • Crystal
  • Engine blocks
  • Gasoline cans
  • Horseshoes and other scrap metal
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil
  • Number 6 PS plastic containers
  • Ovenware
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticide cans
  • Plastic caps and lids
  • Plastic containers larger than two gallons
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic paint buckets
  • Polystyrene packing peanuts and blocks
  • Pots and pans
  • Radiators
  • Shrink wrap
  • Window glass
  • Wire or other metal

Loading your Recycling Bin

Groot Industries is using a single stream collection process and all recyclable materials are collected in a single compartment. The materials are then sorted at the recycling facility. This process eliminates the need to sort your recyclable materials.

Pickup of Recyclables

Place the cart at the curb alongside your garbage no later than 7 a.m. on the morning of your regular garbage collection day or after 5 p.m. the afternoon preceding your recycling day. Multifamily areas receive only one recycling pickup per week on Fridays.


Please be advised there are no markets available for the recycling and reuse of number 6 PS polystyrene plastic containers. Examples of the number 6 PS containers include egg containers and meat trays which are available at the local food and grocery stores. If you place the number 6 PS containers in your recycling cart, Groot Industries will collect it, however, these materials cannot be recycled and are thrown out with garbage and refuse. We ask that you dispose of the number 6 PS polystyrene plastic foam containers with your regular garbage and refuse until further notice.

About the Recycling Carts

Please remember the recycling cart is the property of the Village of Hanover Park and is not to be removed from a resident's property, unless you have purchased an additional cart. If a resident moves, the cart is to be left at the house for the new owners. If anyone other than a representative from Groot Industries is seen removing materials from the recycling cart, please contact the Police Department at 911.

Recycling Reminders

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Remember to rinse plastic containers, cans, and bottles before putting them at the curb. There is no need to remove paper labels.
  • Remove your cart from the curb as soon as possible after it is emptied to keep it from blowing down the block or into the street.
  • Use a black marker to put your address on your cart so it can be returned to you, or you may wish to write your address on a piece of white adhesive tape and attach it to your cart.
  • Throw out plastic tops and remove plastic liners from newspapers. Do not use plastic bags to hold other recyclable items.

Recycling Guide

DuPage County offers a comprehensive Recycling Guide. This resource guide lists a variety of options and programs available to help residents manage hazardous and other types of solid wastes in an environmentally sound manner. Read through the Recycling Guide (PDF) for further details or call the DuPage Solid Waste Department at 630-407-6700.