Residential Food Scrap Composting Programs

Many neighborhoods in Lake County have started to provide curbside collections for food scrap. Listed below are the municipalities currently providing this services to their residents, the list grows nearly every quarter as residents begin to understand the impact this waste stream can have on our shared landfills and resources.
Clicking on your Village, Town or City name will link you to the services provided for your community. These service details will include specific guidelines for your location, the dos and don'ts, the when and where, etc.
Bannockburn 2017
Hawthorn Woods 2017
Lake Bluff 2017
Riverwoods 2017
Deer Park 2017
Highland Park 2017
Mundelein 2017
Round Lake Beach 2017
Fox Lake 2017
Highwood 2017
North Barrington 2017
Tower Lakes 2017
Grayslake 2017
Island Lake 2017
Port Barrington 2017
Volo 2017

Why Compost?

  • Reduce GHG emissions
  • Improve soil quality
  • Filter & retain water
  • Support local food production
  • Water quality protection
  • Sequester carbon

Local Benefits

  • Cost Avoidance re: Landfills
  • Efficient Use of Discarded Resources
  • Local Job Development
  • Key Element of Building Local Food Economy
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