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Recycling & Refuse

the city of lake Forest has a voluntary curbside recycling

program for the collection of many fiber products (paper),

metal and aluminum cans, glass (clear, brown, green) and

plastic containers #1 – 5 and #7. For instruction on proper

preparation of recyclables for pick-up or for further information,

please call 615-4264 or visit the city of lake Forest's web site at

curbside recycling collection is weekly on one of the regular

garbage pick-up days (mon./thurs. or tues./Fri.). one bin is

supplied by the city to each single family household; additional

bins can be purchased for $10. materials do not need to be


all of this material may also be taken to the compost center

during the following hours as noted below.

■ Compost/reCyCLinG Center

south side of route 60 (Kennedy road), just west of route 43

(waukegan road)

no commercial contractor use of this facility is allowed. residents

using the site must display either a current lake Forest vehicle

sticker or lake Forest beach permit on their vehicle windshield.

Driver’s licenses will not be accepted as proof of residency.

residents are allowed one trip per day for household debris or

unlimited trips per day for yard waste material. information on

acceptable and non-acceptable material is available on the city’s

web site at

■ hours of operation

March 15 - November 30 (Summer Hours)

monday – Friday: closed

saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 1 - March 14 (Winter Hours)

sunday - Friday: closed

saturday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

■ observeD hoLiDays

new years Day, labor Day, easter, thanksgiving Day, memorial

Day, christmas Day and Fourth of July

ciVic inFormation

refuse CoLLeCtion sCheDuLes & GuiDeLines

Collection Frequency: refuse is collected twice weekly, on

either a monday and thursday or a tuesday and Friday schedule

depending upon the area in which you reside. Please call 615-

4264 to inquire as to your collection days.

Refuse Containers: all refuse must be bagged and deposited into

covered lightweight containers not to exceed 32-gallon capacity.

each resident is allowed a maximum of four such containers to be

collected on a single refuse collection day.

Collection Locations: refuse containers are required to be out

by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your collection. refuse containers

are to be placed in front of the garage. sanitation personnel are

not permitted to enter homes, garages, porches or any enclosed

structure to empty containers.

Household Hazardous Waste: For disposal of household

hazardous waste (paint, chemicals, oils, solvents, pesticides,

etc.) please call 615-4264.

special collections, move-in and move-out pickups are available.

Please contact 615-4264 for additional information.

yarD waste sCheDuLes & GuiDeLines

yard waste collection Frequency: yard waste is collected twice

weekly at the curb side, on either a monday and thursday or

a tuesday and Friday collection schedule depending upon the

area in which you reside.

Yard Waste Containers: city crews will pick up yard waste

that is placed in store brand kraft paper yard waste bags if a

city sticker has been placed on the bag. the stickers need to

be placed on each bag to be collected at the curb. stickers

are $1.00 each (sold in sheets of five) and can be purchased

at sunset Foods, Jewel, Pasquesi home and Gardens, lake

Forest hardware, and the municipal services center.

Yard Waste Preparation Requirements:

■ Branches shall not exceed 6 inches in diameter and

4 feet in length.

■ Branches must be tied with string or twine and bundled.

■ Bundles should not exceed 2 feet in thickness.

■ each bundle requires one city sticker.

For the removal of larger amounts of brush, please contact the

Forestry section at 810-3563.

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