Who picks the trash in Naperville City? Well, that’s something that confuses everyone. Let me answer that first before we guide you about the Naperville trash collection schedule.

Groot Industries is responsible for collecting residential trash and recycling carts. As of May 1, 2022, residents have to pay a $14.45 monthly fee to them.

Well, now you know who picks trash in Naperville. Now let’s have a detailed look at the pickup schedule. So, you won’t forget the collection day in the future.

1. Naperville Garbage Pickup 2024

Trash and recyclables are collected weekly. You can view your Naperville trash day either by the Groot app or through the web. Here’s how to find your pickup schedule through the web:

  • Navigate to naperville.groot.com
  • Type your address in the search bar
  • All your trash and recycling schedules will appear
  • The collection begins at 6 am on your assigned day

Residents can also download the yearly calendar and set a weekly reminder to never miss refuse collection day. To get your yearly calendar, click here

Report Missed Trash Collection

If you’ve placed your trash and recycling carts on the curb on time and still they are not emptied, report the missed collection by calling 630 -892 -9294.

Naperville Garbage Pickup Rules

The rule of thumb is that you must roll-out carts on the curb at the assigned time. Well, that’s not at all. Here’re the other rules that you must follow:

  • Place carts in such a way that the front of cans faces the street.
  • Residents must remove the empty carts from the curb by 7 pm on the same day.
  • Ensure that there is no liquid or oil in both refuse and recycling carts.
  • Don’t place tires or household hazardous materials along your regular refuse cart.

Moreover, construction debris and renovation material are not accepted as trash. You either need to hire a  junk hauler to get rid of it or dispose of it directly at the nearest landfill.

2. Naperville Recycling Schedule

Recyclables are collected every week along with the refuse. To find your next recycling collection day, click here.

  • Recyclables must be loosely placed.
  • Rinse and dry all plastic and glass bottles before placing them in your blue bin.
  • Plastic bags are not accepted.
  • Don’t put pizza boxes with grease or oil stains in it.

Also, it is best to check the items from the accepted items list. As a rule of thumb, when in doubt, toss it away!

Acceptable Items

Steel and aluminum containers, foil, flattened cardboard, office papers, newspapers, magazines, glass bottles and jars (without lids), and plastic bottles.

Unaccepted Items

Plastic bags, electronics, scrap metal, styrofoam, tanglers, clothing, food or any sort of liquid, diapers, batteries, needles, shoes, and shredded paper.

It is best to donate batteries, clothes, and unused diapers to local charities or goodwill centers.

3. Naperville Yard Waste Schedule


The city only collects yard waste from March to December. The yard waste is collected weekly in bags, cans, and carts with Groot yard waste on it.

  • The cost of a Groot sticker is $2.50 each.
  • Only 32 gallons of yard waste will be collected.
  • A bag/bundle/cart without a sticker will not be picked up.
  • In the fall season, the city picks up yard waste for free.
  • Branches must be cut into small pieces and properly tied.

Dirt, sod, or long branches will not be picked up. Then, it will be the responsibility of the resident to dispose of it properly.

Accepted Items For Yard Waste

Leaves, small twigs, tree trimmings, branches cut into pieces, brush, green plants, hedge trimmings. It is best to use your yard waste as compost for better nourishment of your plants.

Unaccepted Items

Grass clippings, construction debris, soil, wooden pallets, and heavy branches.

4. Naperville Curbside Bulk Brush Collection 2024

The city also provides free curbside bulk collection for its residents from mid-May to December. Here’s the schedule for the first tire:

Regular Trash DayWhen to place the brush on curb?When will it be picked up?
MondaySunday, May 5, 2024May 6-10, 2024
TuesdaySunday, May 12, 2024May 13-17, 2024
WednesdaySunday, May 19, 2024May 20-24, 2024
ThursdayMonday, May 27, 2024May 28-May 31, 2024
FridaySunday, June 2, 2024June 3-7, 2024

For yard brush collection, the city is divided into 5 zones. For more information and an interactive map, click here.

5. Naperville Bulk Waste Pickup Schedule

Two bulky items are allowed for every residential address without any cost. All you need to do is place the bulky items on the curb along with regular trash carts.

  • Appliances or oversized items are not allowed.
  • Your bulk trash must not include any overweight items.

If the item is too heavy for two-person pickup, it will not be collected. Residents are bound to clean the curb afterward. It is the responsibility of residents to remove any leftover large items.

Accepted Items For Bulky Pickup

Broken furniture, lawn furniture, plastic chairs, mattresses, tree branches, small electronics, and hefty cardboard (that can’t be placed in the regular cart).

Unaccepted Items

Appliances with refrigerants, tires, car batteries, televisions, and electronic waste, including TVs, monitors, keyboards, pianos, and guitars. 

6. Got Buly Trash That City Won’t Pickup? You Need To Hire Private Junk Haulers!

Private junk haulers are heroes for you if you’re loaded with large items. Junk haulers usually pick up every type of trash, charging a small fee, depending on the size of your pile.

 Though you can also rent a dumpster, it is best to hire a hauler. As they will do all the hard work for you, from picking up large items to cleaning the curb afterward.

Here’s the list of the top 7 junk haulers in Naperville:

Company NameContact Info
Junk Busters630 -689 -6899
College Hunks Hauling Junk630 -256 -8191
Ace Junk Removal Pros630 -340 -5548
Junk Busters630 -473 -4000
Gino’s Junk Removal Services630 -930 -8291 
Junkertaker Hauling630 -423 -6451
Anywhere Dumpster Rental630 -809 -8653

Usually, a hauler can charge anywhere between $450 to $600 for a full truck size of 430 lbs. For better understanding, you can adjust 20 regular refrigerators in this space.

While hiring a hauler, keep two things in mind. First, always get an early estimate for a better price. Second, never forget to ask about the accepted items, as some don’t collect construction debris.

7. Naperville Trash Pickup Holidays 2024

On holidays,  the pickup is delayed and pushed to the next working day. For example, if your trash day is, Monday and the 4th of July falls on the same day. Then, your trash will be collected on Tuesday, and so on. 

Naperville Trash Schedule

There will be no pickup on the following holidays:

New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1
Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 28
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25

Christmas Tree is collected within the first 2 weeks of January during the Christmas trash pickup. Moreover, the tree must have no ornaments or plastic jewels hanging on it.

8. Important Contacts

Naperville Trash Pickup Phone Number: 630 -892 -9294

For the Latest Update: Follow the city of Naperville on Twitter for all the updated information and news about any delay in the collection schedule due to holiday or weather conditions.

Naperville Trash Schedule FAQs

Is trash pickup delayed this week in Naperville?

No, currently, there is no delay in the pickup schedule. Only on holidays, the collection is pushed to the next day. Click here to find your next Naperville trash day.  

What time does trash pickup begin in Naperville?

The Groot trash vans start collecting curbside residential refuse by 6 am on your assigned day. So, don’t forget to roll out the carts on the curb by then.

Wrapping It Up!

Residential trash and recyclables are collected weekly, while only one large item is allowed per week for bulky pickup. The pickup starts at 6 am, and only carts placed as per city rules are collected.

If your cart is missed or you have any questions related to scheduling, new carts, or bulk collection, call  630 -892 -9294.

We hope that, with this article, we were able to help you out. If you think we’ve missed anything, do tell us and write to us. Well, by then, be safe and keep your surrounding clean!


Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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