Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

Collection Day Status

The normal collection day is every Wednesday. Garbage is to be at the curb by 7:00 am. Collection is delayed to Thursday only if one of the following holidays falls on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste

Weekly Garbage

Residential weekly garbage services are paid by the Village and are provided by Waste Management, (800) 964-8988. Fees for those services beyond the scope of the Village's contract are the responsibility of the resident.  Only Containers provided by Waste Management can be used for waste and recycling disposal.  Contact Waste Management for rental of additional containers.

Waste Management has a local website for Lake Barrington residents.  Visit to learn more about local waste and recycling services, holiday schedules, and recycling education.

Please visit for information on important recycling changes you should know.

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) has created a neighborhood programs webpage and partnered with Recycle By City to introduce a NEW local online guide to help you recycle right in your community, check out this link for helpful information.


Curbside Recycling

The Curbside Recycling Guidelines includes a list of what is acceptable for recycling collection.  Check out this short video for helpful Recycling guidelines.

The World of Recycling is Changing. Check out Green News from Waste Management for updated information.
Learn more about Sustainability.

Yard Waste

Yard waste is collected weekly beginning April 1st through November 30th. Yard waste is picked up the same days as regular garbage. Leaves, grass clippings, small twigs and landscape debris should be bagged in biodegradable paper yard waste bags available at numerous retail outlets. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be collected. A yard waste sticker must be applied to the top of each bag where it can be viewed by the Waste Management crew.

The sticker cost is $1.75 each. Call (800) 964-8988 to order stickers through Waste Management. Stickers are also sold at ReMax NOW in the Market Place and Mower Works at 22166 N. Hillview Drive, corner of Hillview and Northwest Highway. Mower Works hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Yard waste stickers can also be purchased online by clicking the gold Make a Payment button on the left side of the Home page. Be sure to add your contact information so they can be mailed to your home.  You can also buy stickers by sending in a check to Village Hall with your order. 

Brush and branch material should be placed at the curb in bundles not exceeding two (2) feet in diameter and four (4) feet in length and tied with string or twine. Waste Management will not collect brush and branches that are not bundled. Branches should not exceed 3" in diameter. A sticker must be applied to each bundle where it can viewed by the Waste Management crew. If you have any questions regarding branch/brush collection, please do not hesitate to contact Waste Management at (800) 964-8988.  Note:  Yard waste stickers are NOT REQUIRED for the month of November.

The open burning of leaves and small branches on private property owned or occupied by the person conducting such burning shall be permitted without a permit, but only between October 1 and May 31, inclusive, and only between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. provided that the requirements of 307.1(b)(2) and (b)(3) and 307.3(e) are fully complied with.  See the Village Fire Code for more information on open burning.

*On May 5, Village Board of Trustees took action to protect the health of its residents with respiratory health concerns by temporarily banning all open burning of leaves, brush, sticks, small branches, and other trimmings until January 1, 2021.