Welcome to the Village of Green Oaks

IBernard Wysocki would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Green Oaks internet site. Hopefully our site will provide you with needed information about the village of Green Oaks. The Village of Green Oaks is a small and proud community approximately 30 miles north of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Our community is rich in tradition that affords the pleasantries of quiet country living, excellent schools, access to major highways and tollways, single family home on large lots, all complemented by our growing commercial and retail business district.

If you are just browsing or are looking for specific information, our site has much to offer. I hope you will enjoy the information we have provided. If there is something you wish to find out about our village, you may send specific questions to vilgrnoaks@aol.com for an appropriate reply.

Bernard Wysocki
Mayor of Green Oaks

Village of Green Oaks Administrative Offices
2020 O'Plaine Rd
Green Oaks, Illinois 60048
Office (847) 362-5363
Fax (847) 362-5375
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm 

 ~ News & Events ~

GROOT 2016 Rate Increase

The following is Groot’s scheduled rate increase effective January 1, 2016 for residential refuse, recycling and landscape waste. 



Current 2015 Rate

Adjusted 2016 Rate

Unlimited Curb



Senior Unlimited Curb



Limited Curb



Senior Limited Curb



Recycling Only



Refuse Collection Tag


*No increase


Yard Waste

Current 2015 Rate

Adjusted 2016 Rate

Annual Subscription



Landscape Collection Tag




In a continued effort to reduce costs, please consider the "pay as you throw” option (by using stickers).  Groot will remove your existing large can and it be replaced by using their own 32 to 35 gallon can(s) or bag(s) and simply affix a sticker.  Stickers can be purchased on line by visiting Groot’s website at www.groot.com or at the following stores:  Ace Hardware and Sunset Foods both located on Peterson Road in Libertyville, Jewel and Libertyville Hardware both located on Milwaukee Ave in Libertyville.  For additional information please contact Groot at (847) 566-5159.  


Snow Plow Reminder:

v Snow will be plowed when accumulation is greater than 1” on main streets and 2” on side streets

v Major intersections will always be salted during a plow event

v In the event of icy conditions, neighborhoods & side streets will be salted

v Any mailbox damaged by the contractor will be repaired or replaced with a temporary mailbox. Any related damages will be reimbursed up to $50 maximum

v The contractor will be inspecting all mailboxes to determine current mailbox conditions

v All claims must be made within 5 (five) days of damage

v Consider marking areas of property and cover plants that are a concern for possible snow plow damage

v Please keep your garbage and recycle containers off the street during a plow event

Make sure you are ready for the March 15, 2016 General Primary!

Every registered voter in Lake County was mailed a new Voter's Certificate of Registration card. If the card is inaccurate or you have questions, please call the Voter Services Department at 847-377-2410


The Lake County Forest Preserves is offering Senior Programming Services by reaching out to local communities, presenting educational opportunities specifically designed for Lake County seniors, age 62 and better!

The Forest Preserves will present a walking series for seniors, focusing on the various habitats in the county. The Habitat Walks will take place the first Wednesday of every month beginning at 9am.

The Lake County Discovery Museum is open 7 days a week, and features half price admission on Tuesdays for all guests.
The Forest preserves will also be providing Preserve Tours,Shelter Rentals, Historical Presentations, and Nature Presentations.

 For more information, please contact Melissa Alderson at 847-968-3326 or Sandy Meyers at 847-968-8483


Congratulations to the 
Village of Green Oaks!!

Green Oaks received the
 "2014 Community of the Year" Award 
from the Lake County Stormwater 
Management Commission


 Household Chemical Waste Event
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
        Monday, February 22, 2016
Location: 1311 N Estes St. Gurnee, IL
Time: Require Appointments

Moving & Need to get rid of Household Chemical Waste?
SWALCO Can Help!! Click below for more information!!

New Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Center Locations
(Collection will begin January 2, 2015)
Click here to see schedule & locations:

If you are a Resident and interested in receiving information 
from SWALCO, please click HERE to receive information


Lake County Health Department Now Offers 
Lost & Found Pet Service

"Every year more than 1,000 dogs and cats get lost in Lake County, our staff works hard to reunite lost pets with their owners. This web page is an easy way for residents to provide photos of lost animals as well as photos of animals that residents have found and want to return," said Robin Van Sickle, Animal Care and Control's Program Coordinator.



(800) 422-5220 or (847) 362-5363


    Emergency Contacts:

Lake County Sheriff:  911
Non~Emergency (847) 549-5200
Libertyville Fire Dept. (847) 362-5664
Sewer Emergencies:
Lake County Public Works Dept ~ 9 am to 5 pm
(847) 377-7500
After Hours calls directed to Sheriff's Office
(847) 549-5200
Water Emergencies:
Swanson Water Treatment ~ 9 am to 5 pm
(847) 680-1113
After Hours: (847) 212-1559
Drainage & Road Conditions:
Village Road Superintendent: (224) 360-2439
Emergency Number Only: (224) 360-2439




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