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Recycling / Yard Waste Collection
Curbside Garbage Service
Pickup is once per week in provided 96-gallon carts. Place garbage curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled garbage collection day. Containers must be placed within four feet of the curb Items not accepted for pickup include household chemicals.

For additional information, please contact Advanced Disposal at 847-272-4145 or visit their website.

Curbside Recycling Service
Pickup is once per week in provided 65-gallon carts. Place your cart curbside by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Containers must be placed within four feet of the curb. Customers who subscribe to back-door service must have provided recycling bins in a location clearly seen from the street.

Acceptable Items

Acceptable items for recycling include:
  • Chipboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard (not larger than 2 feet by 2 feet)
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office Paper
  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Plastics, Numbers 1-5
  • Telephone Books

Not Acceptable Items
Items not accepted for recycling include:
  • Car Batteries
  • Containers for Oil Products
  • Diapers
  • Hangers
  • Motor Oil
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Pesticide or Chemical Containers
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Window Glass

For more information on how to properly recycle or dispose of items not listed, please contact Advanced Disposal at 847-272-4145 or visit their website.

Curbside Yard Waste Service
Pickup is once per week on Wednesday. Yard waste must be bagged or bundled and placed curbside by 6 a.m.

Collection Restrictions
Bagged yard waste must be in biodegradable paper bags. A sticker should be placed on each bundle. Bags and bundles may not exceed 50 pounds. Bundles should not exceed 4 feet in length and/or 2 feet in diameter. Branches within each bundle may not exceed 3 inches in diameter.

Yard Waste Stickers
Yard waste collection runs from first week of April to last week of November.
Yard waste stickers may be purchased at the following locations:


HIghwood City Hall, 17 Highwood Avenue, Highwood
Walgreens, 320 Waukegan Avenue, Highwood
Mutual Ace, 1393 Half Day Road, Highland Park