Brian Pogachnik Sanitation Supervisor P:847-810-3569 F:847-615-4295


The Sanitation Section is located in the Municipal Services Building, at 800 N Field Drive.  Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday  from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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

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

Refuse Collection FeeIn December of 2013 the City Council adopted changes to various fees and charges which included a Refuse Collection Fee. All residential properties served by The City for sanitation services will be charged a Refuse Collection Fee on the utility bill (regardless of dwelling status).  

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