Garbage and Recycling Services

Garbage & Recycling

Waste Management provides the garbage and recycling collection services for the Village of Lake Villa.

The rates for refuse, recycling, leaf vacuuming and branch collection for bi-monthly billing that appears on the utility bill is $43.58 for a 96-gallon container and $37.36 for a 64-gallon container.  Effective January 1, 2022, rates will be $45.44 for a 96-gallon container and $38.94 for a 64-gallon container.

Waste Management offers a free exchange of refuse/recycling container sizes only during the month of June.  If you request an exchange any other month of the year, Waste Management will charge you a $25.00 fee separate from the Village. 

Included in your Waste Management service is the disposal of one (1) bulk item, weekly.  Bulk items are large furniture-type items such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables and other furniture pieces including carpeting that has been cut, tied and bundled into rolls no larger than four (4) feet long and each bundled weighing no more than 50 pounds. Bulk items do not include large appliances such as refrigerator, washers, etc. or electronic waste such as television sets, computers, etc.  For questions about bulk service pick up, please contact Waste Management at 847-395-2020.

Solid Waste & Hazardous Waste

Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) provides solid waste management programs to Lake County. These programs are aimed at reducing our reliance on landfills through source reduction, recycling and energy recovery. In general, their programs help residents dispose of problem wastes, such as household chemicals, electronic equipment, and yard waste. Recycling programs are targeted at both commercial and residential markets in order to divert as much solid waste as possible from reaching landfills. More information about SWALCO programs including Household Chemical Waste & Electronics Collection dates and sites can be found at

Christmas Tree Pickup

The following guidelines must be followed in order for the tree to be collected:

  • Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc. and place the tree at the curbside. If you need to use a bag while transporting the tree out of your home, please remove the bag before leaving the tree at the curbside.

  • Trees must be clean (no tinsel, no lights, ornaments etc.)  Trees must be manageable for one driver. 

  • For any questions, please contact Waste Management at (800)796-9696.

Alternatively, trees may also be donated to the Lake County Forest Preserve (LCFP). Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County. Details on how to donate can be found on LCFP's website at

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