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Residential Refuse & Recycling Program
New Service Provider - Starting January 1, 2016
The City has entered into a new franchise agreement with Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) for the provision of refuse, recycling and organic material collection to all single-family residences. The new agreement will commence on January 1, 2016.

Residential Rates - Starting January 1, 2016
The following table illustrates the residential rates that begin January 1, 2016. The table presents the service and the total monthly fee. 

 Service Total Monthly Fee
Volume-Based, Curbside
$5.29 + $2.45/sticker
1 x Week Subscription, Curbside $22.29
2 x Week Subscription, Curbside $40.29
Volume-Based, Backdoor $21.29 + $2.45/sticker
1 x Week Subscription, Backdoor
2 x Week Subscription, Backdoor $56.29
Volume-Based Organic Collection $2.45/sticker
Subscription Organic Collection $225.25 total for April 1st - December 15th

Service Schedule 


Primary Day (Once a week) 

Second Day (Twice a week) 

Southeast Quadrant  Monday  Thursday 
Southwest Quadrant  Tuesday Friday
Northeast Quadrant  Thursday Monday
Northwest Quadrant  Friday Tuesday
Please refer to  the following map to locate your street and quadrant.

Residents that have volume-based service should use stickers in accordance with the following chart:
 35 Gallon Bin  1 stickers
 65 Gallon Bin  2 stickers
 95 Gallon Bin  3 stickers

Garbage, recycling and yard waste are collected on the primary day in each area. Different trucks collect different materials - they may not be collected at the same time. Residents choosing twice-weekly service have only garbage collected on the secondary day. To confirm boundaries, call Lakeshore Recycling at (77) 685-8811.

Organics and Landscape Waste Collection
The organics and landscape waste program runs from April 1st to December 15th of each year. Service is provided on the same day as refuse and recycling collection. Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide participating residents an additional 35-gallon organics and landscaping collection bin upon request. Residents have the choice of once-per-week subscription service for a flat fee of $225.00, or volume-based service using a $2.45 sticker per pickup. Organics my be a mixture of landscape and food waste. Items accepted include grass clippings, shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree clippings, and food scraps.

Electronics Recycling
Our agreement with Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) allows one large electronic waste item to placed curbside on the customer's first pickup of each month at no additional charge. Items over 50 lbs. will incur additional fees. To ensure your electronic recycling items are collected, you must call LRS to schedule your pick-up.

Hours of Collection
Collection begins at 7:00 a.m. Please have your materials ready in their appropriate locations at that time. For the sake of appearance, please put your materials out no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the evening before your scheduled pick-up. Note: Pick-up times will vary with routing changes or extreme weather conditions.

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

If a holiday falls on a weekday, collection is delayed by one day for the rest of the week. Pick-up will be made on Saturday so that service is back to the normal schedule by the following Monday. View the Residential Guide for Waste and Recycling Collection in Highland Park.