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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 2018.

General Information

For specific information regarding refuse, recycling, or yard waste, click on the links below or download the Sanitation Guidelines Brochure.


800 North Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Supervisor: Brian Pogachnik
Phone: 847-810-3569
Fax: 847-615-4295

Sanitation Automated Hotline:
Missed Pickups/Special Pickups
Move-in Pickups/Move-out Pickups
Phone: 847-615-4264




Monday, November 5, 2018

The Winter Dialogue is Out

View the City's quarterly newsletter here. The Dialogue is also mailed to all Lake Forest residents.» Download Document

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

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