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Winter Composting Program

December 11, 2020 -- Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) is offering the Winter Compost Program for a third year to residents who would like to participate during off-months (December 16 through March 31). The Winter Compost Program allows participants to place food scraps and/or yard waste in the same container to be picked up every other week. Please note the Winter Compost Program collection will be on Wednesdays, which is different from your regular garbage and recycling collection day.

Residents will again have two options:

  1. Use your own cart/can, and attach one sticker per can (check City website for current sticker prices); or,
  2. Enroll for the season for a total cost of $96.50 through 3/31/21. (Please note: this program is not being pro-rated.)
If you choose to use an LRS cart, one will be provided at an additional cost of $3/month.

There will be 8 Winter Compost Program collections throughout the season. Winter compost collection will follow the below schedule:
West of Rt. 41: Dec. 16, 30; Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24; March 10, 24
East of Rt. 41: Dec. 23; Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; March 3, 17, 31

To participate in the program, contact LRS at 847.665.8811. Learn more about composting in Highland Park at