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Curbside composting

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No more brown bags and stickers for yard waste, including all food scraps and organics.

With the goal of decreasing the amount of organic waste sent to landfills, the Village of River Forest and Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) offer a yard waste and food scrap compost program to residents.

How the Program Works

The program is offered on a voluntary, subscription basis. The subscription price varies based on cart size, and the program auto-renews until cancelled. Residents who sign up will receive a cart, along with an under-sink collection bucket. See the table below for cart sizes and pricing.

Residents who sign-up before the 20th of the month will receive their compost container before the end of the month. Compost collection will begin the following month.

Collection Plan

Collection of organics is scheduled on the dates below and on each Tuesday in the Spring/Summer/Autumn months. Both yard waste and food scraps may be placed in the organics cart. 

Winter 2022-2023 Compost Collection Dates

Tuesday, December 6th & 20th

Tuesday, January 3rd & 17th   

Tuesday, February 7th & 21st

Tuesday, March 7th & 21st

To participate in the program, please complete the form below or call 708-366-8500.  Please indicate which size cart you would like. For reference, the 65 gallon cart is comparable in volume to two bags or containers of yard waste.

Cart Size


Price 5/1/22 - 4/30/23
35 gallon $13/month; $26 added to bi-monthly bill
65 gallon $15/month; $30 added to bi-monthly bill
95 gallon $17/month; $34 added to bi-monthly bill

Click here and complete a service request to sign up or change your cart size!