According to the Village of Arlington Heights website, Storm Clean-Up of Water-Damaged Items Will Occur …
During the routine refuse collections the week of July 25-29, Groot Industries, the Village’s contracted wastehauler will collect all water-damaged items placed at the curb for pick-up, including water-damaged furniture, bundled carpet, etc.
Heavy rains hit the area on Saturday morning, July 23, bringing a record 24-hour rainfall to the Chicago area. Many residents experienced flooding in their basements due to the storm.
Beware of scammers who are driving around and claiming that the routine garbage service will not collect water-damaged items. The scammers offer to collect the items for a fee. The collection of water-damaged items is part of the routine garbage collection from Groot — a service already paid by customers.
Police received a report about 2:45 p.m. Saturday that two subjects in a large truck in the 1000 block of East Marion Street told people that the village won’t be picking up the garbage from water-damage incidents. No word on any police contact with the offenders.