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Year-Round Composting Now Available

December 4, 2018 -- Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) is now offering Highland Park residents a year-round compost pick up service. The new program will run from December 18 – March 31 using a 35 gallon compost cart. LRS can deliver a 35 gallon compost cart by contacting LRS directly at 773.685.8811 or by emailing Municipal Manager Bill Kenney at Collection will take place every other Wednesday during off-season months. Upon subscribing, LRS will notify residents when their collection dates will be.

Under this organics program, food items like meat, fish poultry, bread, fruits, vegetables, eggs and others will be accepted, as will coffee grounds, tea bags and certain paper (hand towels). Composting FAQs are available at

Residents may subscribe for the service by contacting LRS or residents may also participate using stickers which can be purchased at City Hall. Subscription charges will be prorated for the season running December 18 - March 31.

For questions or to enroll in the program, please contact Bill Kenney at