Unincorporated McHenry County
The Manor and Fox Lake Vista

Solid Waste and Recycling
Collection Guide

McHenry County under their authority has franchised certain areas of unincorporated McHenry County.  The County initiated the process to help lower waste collection costs for its residents, and to provide additional services.  We are pleased to announce that Lakes Disposal Services, Inc., has been selected as the exclusive hauler to provide residential refuse, recycle and landscape waste collection for the residents of The Manor-Crystal Lake and Fox Lake Vista-Spring Grove in unincorporated McHenry County. Our comprehensive solid waste program is designed to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in the neighborhoods and 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:

Fox Lake Vista (click to download a PDF)


The Manor (click to download a PDF)



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ATTENTION:   McHenry County Contracted Areas of “Fox Lake Vista” Spring Grove

Lakes Disposal will begin its 2022 Fall Loose Leaf collection program in your area per the below schedule:

October Leaf Vacuuming will be completed the week of October 24th - All leaves must be at the curb Monday October 24th at 6am.

November Leaf Vacuuming will be completed the week of November 14th.  All leaves must be at the curb Monday November 14th 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.  The vacuum hose is only 6 ft in length so have the leaves as close to the road as possible.  Avoid parking along the street on leaf pickup weeks.  If your car is parked in front of the leaves, we cannot vacuum them.

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.

If you have any questions about the Loose Leaf collection or any other services, please feel free to call our office at (815) 675-0400 or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you.  We appreciate your business.


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 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on your scheduled service day, please have all items out by 7:00 AM. Please keep in mind, separate trucks pick up refuse, recycle and yard waste and bulk items, 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.

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Pick-up Schedule        

The Manor Wednesday
Fox Lake Vista 

Bulk Items

One bulk item such as a couch, chair or table will be collected each week at no additional charge.

Special pick-ups are a one yard minimum and will be charged per yard at $18.50 the first year, $19.50 year two, and $20.50 year three. 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.

Electronic Waste

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
Scanners    Fax Machines    Printers


Recyclable materials are collected curbside weekly on your primary day of service. Recyclable materials do not need to be separated. Recyclables are separated at an automated recycling plant. Do not mix household refuse and recyclables. 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.
Yard waste is collected weekly, April 1 – 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, window and central air conditioners, dryers, water heaters, water softeners, etc. require a special pick up as separate disposal is required by the state. There will be a fee of $25.00 per appliance for collection; residents must call to schedule a collection in advance.

Observed Holidaystruck

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.

Vacation Policy

Residents are required to call Lakes Disposal PRIOR to stopping service for extend vacations. Vacation hold must be a minimum of four weeks 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.

Dumpster Rental

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.

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P.O. Box 296, Fox Lake, IL 60020
(847) 366-8582 or (815) 675-0400
Visit our website at lakesdisposal.com



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