The mission of the Sanitation section is to provide a comprehensive environmental service of the highest level to Lake Forest residents by using state-of-the-art routing systems and the appropriate equipment to ensure a safe, efficient, and cost effective program.
Refuse Collection Fee
In December 2013, the City Council adopted a new Refuse Collection Fee effective May 1, 2014. Residents will be charged $8 per month ($96 per year total), which will appear on the quarterly water bill. For additional information regarding this new Refuse Collection Fee, please click here.
Holiday Collection Schedule
During the year, the Sanitation Section observes New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. City offices may be closed for additional holidays. For a complete list of holidays and the accompanying collections schedules, click here for 2019.
For specific information regarding refuse, recycling, or yard waste, click on the links below or download the Sanitation Guidelines Brochure.