Fall has arrived! Every year we get many calls, and questions regarding our leaf vacuuming program with our waste hauler Groot. This is a service that the Village of Antioch has negotiated into our contract with Groot to help our residents, and is a very popular program.
Here is how the program works:
The first 4 full weeks in November, Groot will provide leaf vacuuming services at the curb WEATHER PERMITTING. The provision of this service requires residents to rake leaves to within five (5) feet of the edge of the road (not in ditches). If we have not had rain (or snow), Groot trucks will be in different areas of the Village on different days of the week to vacuum up the leaves. If the leaves are too wet, the vacuum truck will not be able to pick them up, and the program will be postponed or delayed. If you are concerned about leaves blowing back into your yard, you may still use labeled yard waste cans or bags for your leaves. Groot will collect them during the regularly scheduled garbage day (Thursday) for the village. The Yard waste program runs through November 30th and is different from the Leaf vacuuming program.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call Village Hall at (847)395-1000 or Groot at (877)404-7668.