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Household Appliances

The Illinois Clean Air Act, amended July 1, 1992, requires a special handling of household appliances containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's). The City of Lake Forest collects items that contain CFC's such as:

  • air conditioners
  • dehumidifiers
  • refrigerators and freezers

A $90.00 fee for the first item and a $65.00 fee for each additional item is assessed to offset the CFC disposal cost for each item collected.

The City of Lake Forest also collects household appliances which do not contain CFC's such as:

  • washers and dryers
  • dishwashers
  • microwaves
  • garbage disposals
  • trash compactors
  • humidifiers
  • stoves
  • hot water tanks
  • water softeners

A $65.00 per appliance fee will be assessed for each non-CFC item collected.

Collection Location

All items for special collection must be placed curbside. Items for collection should not be placed on the curb more than one day in advance of the scheduled collection day.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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