As of March 23, 2017, the Village now offers new services and programs; however, your household collection will not change unless you contact Groot. These new services and program offerings include: (i) optional limited waste service; (ii) first community in IL to offer certain food scraps in yard waste containers; (iii) choose your own cart; (iv) extra cart rental; (v) e-waste disposal options; and (vi) new back-door recycling collection.  Click here to learn more!

Highwood and Lake Bluff Begin Residential Food-Scrap Composting Programs

The Lake Bluff Household Waste Collection Program includes the collection of refuse, recyclable materials and yard waste on a once-per-week basis all at the curbside on the same day (Standard Service) by Groot Industries.  There is no charge to residents for this level of service.

Groot will provide a la carte services and bill their cost to the resident at the following rates:

Service Cost
Backdoor pickup $13.39/mo.
Two weekly pickups $13.39/mo.
Both services $30.69/mo.

Backdoor pickups are restricted to three 32-gallon capacity cans. A wheeled cart will not be provided. Residents who wish to request an "A la Carte" service are encouraged to call Groot (1-877-404-7668).

Collection Guidelines:

Containers must be placed at the curb no sooner than 4:00 p.m. the day before collection and no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of collection. Containers must be removed from the curb promptly after collection. If you see litter while you are out and about, please pick it up! Everyone can help keep Lake Bluff beautiful!

In addition, Groot will provide each household with one 95-gallon wheeled trash cart and one 65-gallon wheeled recycling cart. Residents may exchange for large or smaller carts free of charge. Options include 35, 65, and 95-gallon carts.

Refuse & Recycling Collection Schedule:

Every household will receive collection services on Monday or Tuesday. Groot's collection schedule is as follows:

Area Standard (1 x week) A la carte (2 x week)
West of Sheridan Road Monday Thursday
East of Sheridan Road Tuesday Friday

Holiday Collection Schedule:

Groot observes six holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Holidays occurring Sunday will be celebrated Monday. All collections after the holiday will be delayed by one day.

Village of Lake Bluff Recycling Center

Click here for the Village's Recycling Center rules and permissible items.

For additional questions regarding the Village's household waste collection program, please contact Village Hall at 847-234-0774, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..