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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.

Please contact Waste Management to arrange a Special Pick-up for larger items that won't fit in garbage containers or to order a dumpster.

Curbside Recycling
Click here to see the Curbside Recycling Guidelines which includes a list of what is acceptable for recycling collection.
Click here for Green News from Waste Management, The World of Recycling is Changing.

Bulk Pick-up
Waste Management will pick-up of one large item per week.
Acceptable items include furniture, mattress/box spring, carpeting (5 rolls, cut and tied in 4ft lengths is considered one bulk item), empty water softeners, and other household items. Non-acceptable items include tires, batteries, paints, rocks, gravel, yard waste, hazardous or medical waste, electronics or white goods.  For immediate pickup of bulk items, call Waste Management at (800) 964-8988.

Free Christmas Tree Pick-Up
Waste Management will provide "free" pick-up of live Christmas trees on the third Wednesday of January.  Your tree must be out for disposal on that date and meet the pick-up standards as noted below.  Otherwise, you will need to call Waste Management at (800) 964-8988 to arrange for special pick up – an additional charge will apply.

  • The tree must be free of ornaments, garland and other decorations. 
  • Wreaths with wire cannot be composted, dispose with regular garbage.
  • Do not place your tree in a bag as the trees are composted.  Trees in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Trees must be no more than 6 feet tall and should weigh less than 50 pounds.  If your tree is more than 6 feet tall and/or weighs more than 50 pounds, then please cut your tree into sections that are no more than 6 feet in length and that weigh less than 50 pounds.  Trees will be tagged and left on site if they are too big or bulky for the truck.



Did you know you can put more than plastic, glass bottles, jars, newspapers, magazines, and aluminum cans in your recycling bin?
Other items you can place in your recycling bin:

  • Empty toothpaste tubes
  • Milk and juice jugs and cartons
  • Clean and empty paper and plastic cups, plates and utensils
  • Clean and empty aluminum cans, foil and foil pans
  • Detergent bottles and boxes
  • Plastic kids toys
  • Laundry baskets
  • Advertisements and envelopes

Click here to learn about recycling.    Click here for recycling guideline.   Click here to learn 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, on sale at Village Hall and ReMax NOW in the Market Place (formerly Lake Barrington Realty), and Mower Works at 22166 N. Hillview Drive, corner of Hillview and Northwest Highway.

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.

Appliances and Large Items
Environmental Field Services no longer provides pick up of appliances. Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) provides a list of companies that provide appliance and large item collection. Separate fee applies.
Household Chemical Waste

Household chemical waste and electronic collections are provided by the SWALCO. Please call (847) 336-9340 or visit them online at SWALCO for a list of scheduled events.

Electronic Products Landfill Ban
As of January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act landfill ban for certain electronic devices took effect. Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers are some of the most common items that are no longer allowed in the regular trash. Residents of the County should direct prohibited electronic items to a residential recycling collection event hosted by SWALCO or SWALCO sponsored electronic drop off locations.

Other recycling or reuse options that may be available include; donation of good working equipment to a charitable organization, utilizing an at home collection service or bringing them to a retail store that accepts electronics for recycling.

Nearby Electronic Drop Off Location:
Cuba Township Road District
28000 W. Cuba Road
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-7793

Medication Disposal
(OTC, Prescriptions, and Supplements)
Unwanted medicines, prescriptions, and supplements are accepted at all SWALCO Household Chemical Waste collection events. However, DEA Controlled Substances are not. SAVE A STAR Drug Awareness Foundation has sponsored the installation of pill collection boxes in some communities in Lake County. Collection boxes are located in Police Department lobbies and controlled substances are accepted. Visit  SWALCO's website for more information.

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