Garbage and Recycling Services

Guide for Waste and Recycling

For a general overview of waste and recycling services in and around the Village of Lake Villa, please visit Solid Waste Agency of Lake County's (SWALCO) website.

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 $47.14 for a 96-gallon container and $40.38 for a 64-gallon container.  

Waste Management offers a free upgrade to the 96-gallon recycling container only during the month of June.  If you request an upgrade 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.

Yard Waste Subscription Program

Yard waste is picked up April 1 -November 30 on the same day as trash and recycling. Place yard waste containers/bags at curb by 6 am.

Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves, branches (broken into manageable length) and brush.

No limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter. Limbs and brush must be bundled and tied at 50lbs. max weight and 4ft max length. Non-acceptable items include dirt, stone, and concrete.

To start yard waste annual service call Waste Management at (800) 964-8988. Annual Subscription, effective November 1, 2022 is $78.78.

Individual stickers can be purchased at the Village Hall or the Jewel in Round Lake for $2.48 each. 

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.  Each dwelling in the Village of Lake Villa will be assessed an $0.11 per month charge for this service. 

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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