UNINCORPORATED MCHENRY TOWNSHIP AND
UNINCORPORATED WONDER LAKE IN GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP
MCHENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS
REFUSE, RECYCLE AND LANDSCAPE COLLECTION PROGRAM
Effective February 1, 2020 Lakes Disposal Services is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the exclusive hauler to provide Residential Refuse, Recycle and Landscape waste collection for the residents. Our comprehensive waste program is designed to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in the neighborhoods and to ensure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
To find if your home is located within the franchised service area, please see the maps below:
September 15th, 2021
ATTENTION: McHenry County Contracted Areas of:
“The Manor” Crystal Lake, “Fox Lake Vista” Spring Grove, and "Unincorporated McHenry, Wonder Lake and Greenwood Twp."
Lakes Disposal Services will begin its 2021 Fall Loose Leaf collection program in your area as follows:
October Leaf Vac will be completed the week of October 18th -All leaves must be at curb Monday Oct 18th at 6am.
November Leaf Vac will be completed as follows:
If your normal Refuse service day is Monday or Tuesday, your leaves will need to be out at the curb on Monday Nov 1st at 6am.
If your normal Refuse service day is Wed, Thurs, Friday, your leaves will need to be out at the curb on Monday Nov 8th at 6am.
Work crews will collect loose leaves throughout the above mentioned week.
Loose leaves must be piled behind the curb, ready for collection prior to 6 a.m. on the morning of Monday and crews will work throughout the week until collection is complete.
When participating in loose leaf collection, residents should remember not to rake leaves into the curb or street. Crews will pass by each house on the route one time. All loose leaf piles must be free of trash, sticks, limbs, bottles, cans and other debris.
Residents concerned about blowing leaves can continue to bag their leaves in yard waste bags or in 32 gallon containers marked yard waste. These will be collected on your normal yard waste collection day.
Curbside Collection Services
All residents will have access to refuse collection, with their choice in size of refuse toter, as well as recycle collection with a 96-gallon recycle cart, and yard waste collection.
Household refuse, recycle and yard waste will be collected after 6:00 AM on your scheduled service day, please have all items out the night before. Please keep in mind, separate trucks pick up refuse, recycle and yard waste, so these materials may be collected at different times of the day.
Residents paying “by-the-bag” for their refuse collection must pay an additional fee per quarter for recycle and yard waste collection. By the bag refuse stickers can be ordered directly from Lakes Disposal, and will be promptly delivered to you.
One bulk item such as a couch, chair or table will be collected each week at no additional charge. Bulk items must be less than 50 lbs., and can be collected by 1 person and into the truck.
Special pick-ups must be pre-arranged for scheduling and payment. If you choose to have this done on a day other than your scheduled service day an extra trip fee will be charged.
The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits any person from allowing or to cause mixing of any of the items listed with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill. Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers are some of the most common items no longer allowed in the regular trash. Lakes Disposal offers collection of these items directly from your home for an additional fee; however, you must call in advance to schedule a pick-up and make arrangements. Customers also have the option to bring their items directly to drop off sites throughout the area, most of which have no fee. Please visit our Electronics page under Recycling.
|Televisions||Keyboards & Printers||Video Cassette Recorders|
|Electronic Mice||Digital Converter Boxes||Cable Receivers|
Recyclable materials are collected curbside weekly on your primary day of service. Please do not put your recyclables in plastic bags in the toter. Recyclables shall be placed clean and dry, loose in the totoer. All recyclable materials should be rinsed free of food. Cardboard boxes must be broken down, flattened and cut into a manageable size (2’X2’). Cardboard should be placed next to your other recyclables. No plastic bags are allowed.
Yard waste is collected weekly, April 1 thru the 2nd full week of December. Yard waste collection is offered at no additional charge to residents paying a quarterly rate.
Tree limbs, branches or brush must be bundled with twine, and may not exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter, with individual branches not exceeding 3 inches in diameter. Yard waste containers must be no larger than 35 gallons. Each yard waste bag, can or bundle may not exceed 50 lbs.
If you use cans for your landscape waste instead of biodegradable Kraft paper bags, please mark (paint) the cans containing landscape waste. This will help identify the landscape waste to the drivers so your pick up is not inadvertently missed. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
Three loose leaf, curbside collections will be provided annually, one each during the Spring, October and November.
Christmas trees will be collected the first two weeks of January at no additional charge from all residential households. All decorations, stands, etc. must be removed from trees. Do not place trees in plastic bags; trees in plastic bags will not be collected.
White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, ovens, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc. require a special pick up as separate disposal is required by the state. There will be a separate fee per appliance for collection; residents must call our office to schedule a collection in advance.
|New Year’s Day||Labor Day|
|Memorial Day||Thanksgiving Day|
|July 4th||Christmas Day|
Scheduled collections that fall on or after an observed holiday will be delayed by one day the week of the holiday only.
Residents are required to call Lakes Disposal PRIOR to stopping service for extended vacations. Vacation hold must be a minimum of one month and there is not a maximum. Residents must provide a return date and all balances must be paid before the hold can be applied; credit will be issued the following billing cycle.
Dumpsters are a great solution for any homeowner, business owner, or contractor. They are generally rented for spring cleaning projects, small remodel projects, roofing, clean outs, etc. Whatever your task is, we have the right container to haul it away. Call Lakes Disposal to receive a quote and order your dumpster today.
If you would like more information about this program please contact our Customer Service Department at (815) 675-0400 or (847) 366-8582. You can also visit our website at www.lakesdisposal.com.
P.O. Box 296, Fox Lake, IL 60020
(847) 366-8582 or (815) 675-0400
Visit our website at lakesdisposal.com