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Garbage, Recycling & Composting

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
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Garbage, Recycling, and Composting


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 garbage and recycling disposal.  Contact Waste Management for rental of additional containers. You may use a craft paper yard waste bag, or your own lidded container if you participate in the Curbside Compost Program. 

Waste Management has a local website for Lake Barrington residents.  Visit  http://home.wm.com/Lake-Barrington to learn more about local waste and recycling services, holiday schedules, and recycling education.

Please visit https://recycleoftenrecycleright.com/ 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 include 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.

Curbside Composting - Yard & Food Waste

Curbside Composting is collected every Wednesday beginning April 1st through November 30th. Both yard and food waste are accepted in our curbside compost program. Place leaves, grass clippings, small twigs and food scraps into biodegradable paper yard waste bags or lidded plastic containers for curbside collection. Do not use plastic bags. Compostable material placed in plastic bags will NOT be collected. A sticker must be applied to the top of each bag/container where it can be viewed by the Waste Management crew for collection.  

Stickers can also be purchased at ReMax NOW, Mower Works, or Village Hall for just $1.75 each.   
Note: BPI-certified compostable bags may be used to line your kitchen compost bin, just be sure to look for the BPI certification.

Note:  Stickers are NOT REQUIRED for the month of November for leaf bags.  Each year, Waste Management provides unlimited collection of bagged leaves on a weekly basis during November- no stickers required.

The sticker cost is $1.75 each. Call (800) 964-8988 to order stickers through Waste Management. 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.


 
Curbside Compost Collection guidelines:

Both food and yard waste are accepted in the Curbside Compost program which has replaced the former “Yard Waste” program.

 

Yard Waste:

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. Individual 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.  

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 Waste:

All food is accepted in the compost program, including meat, bones, and leftovers.  Food-soiled kitchen paper, including coffee filters and paper towels, are also accepted.  

View the complete Curbside Composting Guidelines