Garbage & Recycling Pickup

The Village contracts with Waste Management for garbage and recycling pickup and therefore allowing a convenience to our residents by the joint billing. The garbage and recycling containers must be placed at the end of the driveway, the handles facing the house, by 6:00 AM the day of pickup and no earlier than 6:00 PM the night before.  Please contact Waste Management with complaints on the driver or service on the same day of occurrence at 800-796-9696.

Items for Pick-up

  • Oversized Items: ONE large regular household item such as a bicycle, table, chair, mattress, 1 4'x2' roll of carpet, etc. will be collected on the normal trash day free of charge. 
  • Diabetics may request a hazardous materials container from Waste Management or may place used syringes in empty milk bottles with a secured lid.
  • Regular garbage pick-up does not include any of the following:
    • electronics (see SWALCO information below)
    • yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, twigs etc.)
    • building debri
    • large appliances
    • more than 1 roll of 4'x2' of carpet
    If you need to have any of the above items picked up, you must make special arrangements with Waste Management please call 800-796-9696.
  • Christmas Trees
    • Christmas Trees will be picked up by Waste Management for free on all Monday's in January of every year.  Please remove all decorations and place the tree on the floor at the end of your driveway or curbside.

  • Yard Waste
    • To establish yard waste service, please call Waste Management at 800-796-9696.  Yard waste will be collected April 1 through November 30th.

Pick-up day for Residents North of Route 120

Garbage and Recycling pick-up is on Mondays from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please place garbage and recycling containers at the curb after 6:00 p.m. Sunday nights and remove them by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Pick-up day for Residents South of Route 120

Garbage and Recycling pick-up is on Tuesdays from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please place garbage and recycling containers at the curb after 6:00 p.m. Monday nights and remove them by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Pick-up day for Residents in the Emerald Bay and Silver Leaf Glen Subdivisions

Garbage and Recycling pick-up is on Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please place garbage and recycling containers at the curb after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday nights and remove them by 6:00 a.m. on Fridays.

Ordering replacement containers

Please contact the Village's Administrative Department with requests for replacement of either the garbage container or the recycling container at 847-546-5400. Due to our contract with Waste Management (the combined billing), the replacement request must be done through the Village and not by calling Waste Management.  The wait can be up to 10 business days for replacements. 



Below are the holidays for Waste Management this year.  Garbage will be picked up the following day after the holiday.

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


The Village of Round Lake is offering Bagsters for sale at Village Hall.  Bagsters are provided by Waste Management as an alternative to renting a dumpster for bigger household jobs. 

The Bagster bag is the newest and easiest cleanup solution for remodeling projects, moving preparation, landscaping projects and general home/garage cleanup.

BUY. Purchase a Bagster bag at your local home improvement retailers.
FILL. Use the Bagster bag at your convenience.
GONE.® Contact Bagster for prompt, professional collection service.

1-877-789-BAGS (2247)



Recycling Guidelines

Make sure recyclables are clean and all containers such as cans and bottles are empty. Please place the recycle bin on on opposite side of driveway or at least 3 feet from the refuse cart to allow the driver access to the container. Click HERE to view the flyer. 

Are you planning on upgrading your DVD player to a Blu-Ray player or have an old computer you don't use? Beginning January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act landfill ban for certain electronic devices will take effect.  Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers will no longer be allowed in the regular trash.  Due to potentially toxic contaminants and chemicals, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act (2008) requires manufacturers to establish recycling programs for electronics if they sell their products in Illinois. The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) also provides electronics recycling events, free of charge for Lake County residents. For more information, please visit the Electronics Collection Event website or call SWALCO at 847.336.9340


Disposal of chemicals/tires/batteries/electronics

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) hosts events for the disposal of the following:

  • tires
  • household batteries and household chemicals
  • car batteries
  • chemicals
  • electronics

Please visit the SWALCO website for collection event schedules and for information on their many other services and programs.

Household Electronics Collection Events

The Village was notified that the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) has temporarily closed down all residential electronics collection locations due to the costs associated with electronic recyclyers. Therefore, until further notice, the Village of Round Lake will not be hosting electronic collection events.  To read the SWALCO notice, please CLICK HERE


Businesses that needs to dispose of chemical wastes should contact one of the following companies:

MSE Environmental: (773.804.9648)
Onyx Environmental Services: (219.392.6700)
SET Environmental: (847.537.9221)

Contact Information

442 N. Cedar Lake Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Hours: M-F: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: Open one Saturday a month; prior to or on the 20th of the month 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phone: 847-546-5400
Fax: 847-546-5405
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