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Recycling / Yard Waste Collection
Curbside Garbage Service for Residential Customers
Pickup is once per week in provided 65-gallon carts. Place garbage curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled garbage collection day. For residential customers pickup day is Wednesday. Containers must be placed within four feet of the curb Items not accepted for pickup include household chemicals.

For additional information, please contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 773-685-8811.

Curbside Recycling Service for Residential Customers
Pickup is once per week in provided 95-gallon carts. Place your cart curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.For residential customers pickup day is Wednesday. Containers must be placed within four feet of the curb. 

Acceptable Items

Acceptable items for recycling include:
  • Chipboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard (not larger than 2 feet by 2 feet)
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office Paper
  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Plastics, Numbers 1-5
  • Telephone Books

Not Acceptable Items
Items not accepted for recycling include:
  • Car Batteries
  • Containers for Oil Products
  • Diapers
  • Hangers
  • Motor Oil
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Pesticide or Chemical Containers
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Window Glass

For more information on how to properly recycle or dispose of items not listed, please contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 773-685-8811

Curbside "Organics" Service - YEAR ROUND
Organics = Yardwaste + Food Scraps 

Pickup is once per week in provided 35-gallon carts. Place your cart curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.For residential customers pickup day is Wednesday. If you have additional organic waste or yardwaste that does not fit in the cart provided, you may place the container or yardwaste bag on the curb but a yardwaste sticker must be placed on the additional waste. 

Collection Restrictions
Bagged yard waste must be in biodegradable paper bags. A sticker should be placed on each bundle. Bags and bundles may not exceed 50 pounds. Bundles should not exceed 4 feet in length and/or 2 feet in diameter. Branches within each bundle may not exceed 3 inches in diameter.

Yard Waste Stickers
Yard waste stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

Highwood City Hall, 17 Highwood Avenue, Highwood
Walgreens, 320 Waukegan Avenue, Highwood
Mutual Ace, 1393 Half Day Road, Highland Park