All items for collection must be placed at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m on service days.
Weekly Refuse and Recycling Pickup Will Take Place on Fridays
Single-Family and Townhome Residences
Flood Brothers will provide each single-family household with a 95-gallon refuse cart. Flood Bros will provide townhome units with a 65-gallon refuse cart. Flood Bros will make available if requested an alternative size of 35 or 65-gallon if the customer would like to switch out from the specified 95 or 65-gallon at no additional charge within the first 90 days (Sept. 29) of service commencement.
Additional carts are available for those residents that would be interested; a rental price would be applied. All equipment will be owned and maintained by Flood Bros. Any refuse that cannot fit into the Flood Bros issued cart or dumpster must be placed in a bag or container not to exceed 32-gallons or 50lbs there is no additional charge for the collection of the unlimited household waste set out within the parameters of the service guidelines.
Flood Brothers will provide each single-family household with a 65-gallon recycle cart. Flood Bros will provide townhome units with a 35-gallon recycle cart. Additional carts are available for those residents that would be interested; a rental price would be applied. All equipment will be owned and maintained by Flood Bros.
Flood Brothers will allow recycling materials to be comingled (i.e. plastic, glass, metal and paper products mixed together). Further Info is available upon request regarding materials if residents have questions.
Flood Brothers will collect recyclables curbside using the single stream process. There is no limit to the number of recycling bins or to the quantity of recyclables that a household may place at the curb for collection. Residents have the right to set out recycling bins which are clearly marked for recycling collection and do not exceed 35 gallons or 50lbs. Flood Bros Disposal Co. will collect from all the recycling bins that have been placed neatly at the curb for collection.
Yard Waste Collection
Flood Brothers will provide once per week unlimited collection of Landscape Waste. Collections will occur once per week, March 15th through December 15th. All yard waste shall be placed in a waterproof plastic or metal container with a tight cover, or a biodegradable Kraft bag, of a size no larger than 35 gallons and not exceeding 50lbs. Flood Bros will make a cart available upon request.
There shall be no limit on the number of containers placed out for collection by a given household. We will accept and collect all bundles of brush or limbs, providing the bundles do not exceed a weight of fifty (50) pounds per bundle, are not more than four (4) feet long, are not more than two (2) feet in diameter, do not contain limbs greater than three (3) inches in diameter and are tied with a material that is accepted at the compost site that we use.
Note: Dirt, pots, sod, large branches, tree stumps, rocks, garden vegetables, fruit and non-organic materials are not considered yard waste and WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
Bulk Item Collection
Bulk Items collection service will be available to collect and dispose of materials which are too large and bulky to be handled by packer-type equipment.
All Bulk Items shall be placed at curbside by a resident for collection on the collection day, provided a call has been made to Flood Brothers by the resident at least 24 hours in advance. There shall be no additional charge for these collections.
Holidays and Holiday Service Schedules
If a holiday falls on a weekday or a Sunday, and your regularly scheduled pickup is on or after the holiday, your pickup will be delayed by one day. Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday.
Flood Brothers will not collect on the following holidays:
- NEW YEAR’S DAY
- MEMORIAL DAY
- INDEPENDENCE DAY
- LABOR DAY
- THANKSGIVING DAY
- CHRISTMAS DAY
Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees, without landscape waste stickers, will be collected during the first three weeks in January. Holiday greenery must have all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails removed before being placed out at the curb for pickup.
White Good Item Collection
Flood Brothers will also provide collection services for white good items (i.e. appliances). Examples shall include; refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc. Residents will be asked to call our office 24 hours prior to collection to schedule the pickup.
Residents will be asked to call our office 24 hours prior to collection to schedule the pickup.
E-Waste (Electronic) Collection / Electronics Recycling
Residents can drop off electronic recycling at Township building or residents can call Flood Brothers office to schedule curbside collection.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states electronic waste is now the fastest growing segment of our nation's waste stream. Electronic waste, from computers to TVs, contain toxic materials such as lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and other potentially harmful chemicals. The EPA warns when electronics that contain these materials are not recycled or are not disposed of properly, the hazardous chemicals can contaminate the ground water and present additional environmental concerns. Illinois State Law bans electronic waste in landfills. Under this state law, electronic waste cannot be collected with household refuse/waste.
E-waste items banned from the landfill include:
- Cable receivers
- Computer mice
- Computer monitors
- Desktop computers
- Digital cable box
- DVD players
- Fax machines
- Laptop computers
- MP3 players
- Notebook computers
- Satellite receivers
- Small scale servers
- Video Consoles
Please contact Flood Brothers customer service at (630) 261-0400 during business hours to schedule an e-waste collection or click here to Request a Quote. An extra fee applies.
Household Hazardous Waste/Unacceptable Materials
Flood Brothers asks residents to reach out to our office when a possible hazardous waste material may need to be disposed of. We will work with the resident to find the best solution for disposal with the assistance of Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County Recycling programs.