All items for collection must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. Refuse and recycling items will be collected on Thursdays.
Flood Brothers Disposal will provide each single-family, two-unit and three-unit properties with a 95-gallon refuse cart for weekly collection. Additional carts are available for interested residents; a rental price of $3.00 per unit per month would be applied. Any refuse that cannot fit into the Flood Bros. issued cart must be placed in a bag or container not to exceed 35-gallons or 50lbs.
Flood Brothers will provide weekly collection to each single-family, two and three-unit properties. We will provide 65-gallon recycling carts. Additional carts are available for those residents that would be interested; a rental price of $3.00 per unit per month would be applied. Read more about what can be recycled.
Flood Brothers will permit recycling materials to be co-mingled (i.e. plastic, glass, metal and paper products mixed together). 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 Brothers will collect from all the recycling bins that have been placed at the curb for collection.
Yard Waste Collection
Flood Brothers will provide weekly collection of yard waste. 95-gallon carts are available for those residents that would be interested. Flood Brothers will provide yard waste collection beginning April 1st and ending December 15th, on the same day as refuse and recycling collection each week. All yard waste shall be placed in a 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 or a Flood Bros. issued yard waste cart.
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 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
Bulk Item Collection
Refuse collection will also include one bulk item (i.e. discarded furniture). Any special requests of items weighing more than 50lbs will not be collected and will require the resident to contact our office with 24 hour notice in order to arrange for proper collection.
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
Holiday greenery must have all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails removed before being placed out at the curb for pickup. Flood Brothers will provide a special collection for Christmas trees during the month of January.
White Good Item Collection
Flood Brothers Disposal will also provide collection services for white good items (i.e. appliances). White goods will be charged $25.00 per item when collected.
Examples shall include refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc. Appliances: refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner,. We ask that you remove the doors from any refrigerator and freezer. After the items are collected, freon is safely removed (if present) and appliances are recycled. Appliances must be empty. Residents are asked to call our office 24 hours prior to collection to schedule the pickup.
E-Waste (Electronic) Collection
Collection service is provided for electronic recyclables twice per year. Details will be provided annually by both The Village of Chicago ridge as well as Flood Brothers.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste/Unacceptable Materials
Flood Brothers will collect up to ten (10) eligible hazardous waste materials which includes one (1) TV per collection. Collection will occur during the 2nd Thursday of each month. Residents will be asked to call our office 48 hours prior to collection to schedule pickup. Examples shall include household items, paint products, electronics, garden chemicals, sharps, batteries, CFL bulbs, automotive materials, pool chemicals, mercury items.
Residents will have the ability to dispose of two (2) cubic yards per week of household do-it-yourself project waste at no charge. Additional charges may apply for debris exceeding this limit. Flood Bros. has roll off dumpsters available for larger projects.