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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Spring Clean-Up Dates Announced/ Seasonal Composting Program begins April 1

Highland Park's curbside composting service begins April 1 and runs through December 15. Residents can dispose of compostable materials such as fruit and vegetable peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper napkins and yard waste in a curbside bin. There are two options for utilizing this new service: volume-based (stickers) and subscription (monthly payment). Contact LRS at 773.685.8811 to learn more about the service or to sign-up.

The City’s annual Spring Clean-Up Program will be offered by Lakeshore Recycling Systems on four consecutive Saturdays beginning April 29 and ending May 20. Spring Clean-Up is offered to single family, Highland Park Resident Customers.  This year, collection will again coincide with residents’ primary garbage collection day (the primary collection day is the day both garbage and recycling are collected). Items must be placed at the curb no later than 7 AM on collection day. Use the table to view your Spring Clean-Up collection date. Important note: This program is for Single Family Residential customers only.

Area Collection Day Spring Clean-Up Day

SE Monday Saturday, April 29
SW Tuesday Saturday, May 6
NE Thursday Saturday, May 13
NW Friday Saturday, May 20

In order to keep City streets clean, it is requested that residents not place any material out for collection earlier than one week before a scheduled collection.

Oversized Items
Lakeshore Recycling Systems will pick up all allowed oversized items that are placed at the curb on residents’ scheduled Spring Clean-Up days.
To discard waste from a do-it-yourself project, please make sure that the material is bundled so that one person can pick it up and place it in the truck. Carpeting must be rolled and should not exceed the weight that one person can carry. Waste material generated by general contractors will not be accepted.

Residents with appliances for collection such as refrigerators/freezers (doors must be removed), stoves, dishwashers, washers/dryers, furnaces/boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioners, and microwave ovens must call Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 773.685.8811 to arrange for a special pick-up. When calling, please indicate your name, address, and the type of item to be collected. Please note that residents must bring the item to the curb in order for it to be collected.

Prohibited Items
The following items will not be accepted: regular garbage; yardwaste; debris generated by landscapers, tree trimmers, or contractors; demolition material from fences, roofs, or exterior building debris; rubber tires; batteries; and oil and household hazardous wastes such as paint, pesticides, or pool chemicals.
In accordance with Illinois law, it is illegal for landfills to accept electronics, such as monitors, printers, televisions and computers. These may be dropped off at Highland Park’s electronics recycling facility located at the Firearms Training Center, 1180 Half Day Road, on Tuesdays from 7 AM to 1 PM and the first Saturday of every month from 7 AM to 1 PM. Residents may continue to leave out for Lakeshore Recycling Systems to pick up one large or three small electronic devices for recycling on their first service day of the month. It is recommended that residents contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems in advance to alert them of a large item pick-up.

For additional information, contact the City Manager's Office at 847.926.1000.
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