Recycling collections for the Wednesday and Thursday pick-up zones may be delayed this week due to the temporary closure of a regional recycling facility.

Groot Industries is currently working to reopen its facility, located in Elk Grove, following a hazardous materials issue earlier today. The facility serves a number of communities, including Evanston.

As a result of the temporary closure, Wednesday and Thursday recycling collections may be delayed as Groot works to bring its facility back on line. Trash and yard waste collections will occur as normal.

Residents in the Wednesday and Thursday pickup zones are advised to place their trash, yard waste, and recycling carts in their regular pickup location on their designated pickup day as normal until crews are able to make collections.