Public Works



The Compost/Recycling Center, located at 1381 W. Kennedy Road (south side of Rte. 60, west of Waukegan Road) will re-open for business on Saturday, May 30, 2020 and regular summer hours will be in effect:

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Public Works Department consists of seven operating sections that provide high-quality services to the citizens of Lake Forest. These sections include Building Maintenance, Engineering, Fleet Maintenance, Sanitation, Streets, Water Plant, and Water & Sewer. 

The mission of the Public Works Department is to respond to community needs consistent with policies determined by the City Council, maintain a working environment built upon trust, respect and citizen involvement, and achieve the City’s goal of being responsive to resident needs.

Below are links to specific operation section pages for further information on services provided: 

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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