Category Archives: Disposal of Waste

Can you help me get this stuff out of here?!?

Ever wonder where you can go to get rid of a few old tires, construction debris, asphalt shingles or even an old unsalvageable appliance you happened to have laying around your residential property?  We’ll, if you happened to reside in the northwest suburban Chicago area, wonder no more, I have just the place for you!

It’s called The Glenview Transfer Station and is located in Des Plaines, right across the street from the Maryville Academy.  Their address is 1151 N River Road  Des Plaines, IL.  60016  – (847)724-9205 or email:  The facility is managed/operated by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC).  Try to contact them directly before you stop by, especially if your first time at the facility, just to make sure they can take the particular type of waste/debris you need to dispose of.

Please find a list of their current residential disposal rates located just below (as of 1/29/17).
Residential Waste: $73.00 per ton ($36.50 minimum)
White Goods: $25.00 per item (refrigerator, washer, dryer, etc.)
Asphalt Shingles: $45 per ton (no minimum)                               Roll-Off Rental Program:  $299.00 per container (10′ x 7′ x 4′  – 2 to 4 tons of material)                                                                       ** Please Note: Household hazardous waste (paint, cleaning products, motor oil or automotive batteries), any type of landscape waste, concrete, asbestos roofing shingles and materials or medical/liquid wastes are NOT accepted at the drop-off by residents.**

If by chance the job of loading/transporting/unloading unwanted residential construction waste, old appliances, etc. is not quite for you, don’t worry, just give us a call.  Our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc.  would be happy to help any way we can.  Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Poison Ivy growing on your property? We can help eliminate the problematic vine once and for all!

As summer approaches and we spend greater amounts of timePacocha - Poison Ivy Along Residential Driveway and Down Spout outdoors, be on the lookout for troublesome poison ivy that may be growing on your property.

Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. offers effective poison ivy removal solutions for the greater Chicago and surrounding northwest suburban areas.

Services offered:Pacocha - Poison Ivy Growing Atop the Roof of a Back Yard Shed (3 of 4)

  • On-site poison ivy identification
  • Non-selective targeted liquid herbicide applications
  • Physical poison ivy removal (post non-selective herbicide application only)
  • Off-site disposal of any/all poison ivy vegetation physically removedPacocha - Poison Ivy Growing Through Wood Fence from Neighbors Property
  • Lawn and/or landscape restoration services (post poison ivy removal)

Please be sure to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.  Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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Chicago area underground flood control systems, sewer repairs, emergency utility work and the necessary landscape related repairs that follow!

The damage done to a mature lawn or landscape (in particular) after a major sewer repair, drainage improvements or new flood control system has been installed can be minimal or quite extreme.  Plant material, lawns, irrigation systems, retaining walls, pavement and low voltage lighting can be damaged or completely destroyed when underground construction takes place near by.  Other matters like extreme soil compaction and severed mature plant root systems are very common issues as well.  Flood control systemDepending on the initial soil excavation depth, size of equipment used, property location, type of underground repair performed and amount of construction spoils left behind will normally dictate the cost of landscape restoration services required.  One of the main cost drivers (besides labor and materials) of residential landscape restoration work (post sewer/flood control improvements) is the amount of excess stone/debris that is left behind.  When hiring an underground repair contractor it is always a good idea to be aware and to discuss who exactly will be responsible for the cost of removing excess fill/debris (off-site) if needed.  If the excess fill Pacocha - Elevated elongated mound post underground constructionmaterial that is left behind is somewhat desirable (soil or sand) and lacks large pieces of unwanted stone, bricks, concrete, etc. than it can be easily re-purposed/relocated on-site to reduce overall restoration costs.   Some examples of how to use these excess materials may be to elevate a low lying plant bed area, create a new raised planting bed or to fill-in multiple low/sunken lawn areas that are in need of repair.  In addition, please keep in mind that it is very likely that ground settling will occur after deep soil excavation work has been performed.  Pacocha - Elevated mound post underground constructionDepending on how well the underground contractor compacted the back-filled soil/stone will determine the amount of ground settling to be experienced in the future (1-3 years post landscape repair).  Please contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. to assist in evaluating and providing the necessary lawn and landscape restoration services for your Chicago or surrounding northwest suburban residential property.  Pacocha - Low area ready for additional top soil and boxwood relocation

Thank you for your time and we look forward to being of assistance to you in the very near future.