Residential Food Scrap Composting Programs

Many neighborhoods in Lake County provide curbside collection of food scrap. Listed below are the municipalities currently providing this services to their residents, the list grows every year as residents begin to understand the impact this waste stream can have on our shared landfills and resources.

        Participating Curbside Food Scrap Collections Members

  • Bannockburn
  • Deer Park
  • Fox Lake 
  • Grayslake
  • Gurnee
  • Hawthorn Woods
  • Highland Park
  • Highwood
  • Island Lake
  • Kildeer
  • Lake Barrington
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Zurich
  • Libertyville
  • Long Grove
  • Mundelein
  • North Barrington
  • Port Barrington
  • Riverwoods
  • Round Lake
  • Round Lake Beach
  • Third Lake
  • Tower Lakes
  • Vernon Hills
  • Volo
  • Wauconda
Scrap Composting Program 4-06-20

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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