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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

Current Service Provider
The City's current franchise agreement is with Advanced Disposal for the provision of refuse, recycling and landscape waste collection from all single-family residences that will continue through December 31, 2015.

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 Advanced Disposal's map to locate your street and quadrant.

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 Advanced Disposal at (847) 272-4145.

Landscape Waste Collection
The 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. Yard waste is to be placed in a 30-gallon biodegradable paper bag, bundled or placed in a metal or plastic container up to 33 gallons in size. Bags, bundles and containers may not exceed 50 pounds and are to be placed at the curb for collection. Containers must be marked as yard waste. Bundles cannot exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. Branches within each bundle may not exceed 3 inches in diameter

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.