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Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

Collection Day Status

The normal collection day is every Wednesday. Garbage is to be at the curb by 7:00 am. Collection is delayed to Thursday only if one of the following holidays falls on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste

Weekly Garbage
Residential weekly garbage services are paid by the Village and are provided by Waste Management, (800) 964-8988. Fees for those services beyond the scope of the Village's contract are the responsibility of the resident.  Only Containers provided by Waste Management can be used for waste and recycling disposal.  Contact Waste Management for rental of additional containers.

Waste Management has a local website for Lake Barrington residents.  Visit to learn more about local waste and recycling services, holiday schedules, and recycling education.

Please visit for information on important recycling changes you should know.

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) has created a neighborhood programs webpage and partnered with Recycle By City to introduce a NEW local online guide to help you recycle right in your community, check out this link for helpful information.

Curbside Recycling
The Curbside Recycling Guidelines includes a list of what is acceptable for recycling collection.  Check out this short video for helpful Recycling guidelines.

The World of Recycling is Changing. Check out Green News from Waste Management for updated information.
Learn more about Sustainability.

Bulk Pick-up

Waste Management will pick-up of one large item per week.
Acceptable items include furniture, mattress/box springs, doors, carpeting (5 rolls, cut and tied in 4ft lengths is considered one bulk item), empty water softeners, and other household items that are less than 5 feet long and less than 50 pounds . Non-acceptable items include tires, batteries, paints, rocks, gravel, yard waste, hazardous or medical waste, refrigerators, electronics or white goods.  For immediate pickup of bulk items, call Waste Management at (800) 964-8988.

Please contact Waste Management to arrange a Special Pick-up or to order a dumpster.

Free Christmas Tree Pick-Up Information

Yard Waste

YARD WASTE STICKERS can be purchased online by clicking the gold Make a Payment button on the left side of the Home page. Be sure to add your contact information so they can be mailed to your home.  You can also buy stickers by sending in a check to Village Hall with your order.  Contact Lisa at [email protected] with any questions. 

Yard waste is collected weekly beginning April 1st through November 30th. Yard waste is picked up the same days as regular garbage. Leaves, grass clippings, small twigs and landscape debris should be bagged in biodegradable paper yard waste bags available at numerous retail outlets. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be collected. A yard waste sticker must be applied to the top of each bag where it can be viewed by the Waste Management crew. The sticker cost is $1.75 each. Stickers are also sold at ReMax NOW in the Market Place and Mower Works at 22166 N. Hillview Drive, corner of Hillview and Northwest Highway. Mower Works hours are Monday - Friday from
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Brush and branch material should be placed at the curb in bundles not exceeding two (2) feet in diameter and four (4) feet in length and tied with string or twine. Waste Management will not collect brush and branches that are not bundled. Branches should not exceed 3" in diameter. A sticker must be applied to each bundle where it can viewed by the Waste Management crew. If you have any questions regarding branch/brush collection, please do not hesitate to contact Waste Management at (800) 964-8988.  Note:  Yard waste stickers are NOT REQUIRED for the month of November.

The open burning of leaves and small branches on private property owned or occupied by the person conducting such burning shall be permitted without a permit, but only between October 1 and May 31, inclusive, and only between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. provided that the requirements of 307.1(b)(2) and (b)(3) and 307.3(e) are fully complied with.  See the Village Fire Code for more information on open burning.

Food Scrap Waste
See the Residential Food Scrap Composting Program guidelines for helpful information. 

Appliances and Large Items
Environmental Field Services no longer provides pick up of appliances.  Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) provides a list of companies that provide appliance and large item collection. Separate fee applies.
Household Chemical Waste

Household chemical waste and electronic collections are provided by the SWALCO. Please call (847) 336-9340 or visit them online at SWALCO for a list of scheduled events.

Electronic Products Landfill Ban
As of January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act landfill ban for certain electronic devices took effect. Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers are some of the most common items that are no longer allowed in the regular trash. Residents of the County should direct prohibited electronic items to a residential recycling collection event hosted by  SWALCO or SWALCO sponsored electronic drop off locations.

Other recycling or reuse options that may be available include; donation of good working equipment to a charitable organization, utilizing an at home collection service or bringing them to a retail store that accepts electronics for recycling.

Nearby Electronic Drop Off Location:
Prairieland Disposal, Inc.
21N988 N. Pepper Road
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-9300

Medication Disposal
(OTC, Prescriptions, and Supplements)
Unwanted medicines, prescriptions, and supplements are accepted at all SWALCO Household Chemical Waste collection events. Visit  SWALCO's website for more information.

Unwanted, unused or expired medication can also be brought to a Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosks.  Also, see the  BACOG-Area Unused Medication Drop Off List of locations.

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