Curbside Composting

Blue compost container with brown lid

The Village of Glen Ellyn, together with Groot Industries, the Village’s contractual refuse/recycling hauler, offer a residential curbside composting program. This program allows residents to “recycle” organic waste that would otherwise be placed in the trash and sent to a landfill.

The program is offered on a voluntary, subscription basis. Residents who sign up can select a 35 gallon, 65 gallon or 95 gallon wheeled cart. Subscribers who use the organics cart for their yard waste and food scraps will not be required to purchase yard waste bags or stickers.

View our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Resident Pricing

Container SizeMonthly Subscription Cost
35 gallon$11.88
65 gallon$13.81
95 gallon$17.19


Residents who participate in the project will receive their chosen cart for the weekly collection of organics. Both yard waste and food scraps may be placed in the organics cart. To participate in the program, please complete the Curbside Composting Program Signup form.

If you have questions pertaining to the Curbside Composting program, please call the Village at 630-469-5000.

Winter 2020-2021 Collection Schedule

Beginning In December, the schedule for curbside composting transitions to bi-weekly collection through the month of March. The winter curbside composting collection will occur on the following dates:

  • December 7 and 21
  • January 4 and 18
  • February 1 and 15
  • March 1, 15 and 29

In 2017, the program became a year-round, 12-month program. Weekly collection occurs April through November, and then transitions to every other week during the winter months (December through March).