Refuse and Recycling Collection

The Village contracts with Waste Management to provide a comprehensive solid waste program designed to encourage recycling and waste reduction, and ensure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

All homes in Fox Lake are required by Village ordinance (Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Fox Lake Municipal Code) to have weekly refuse collection. The Village contracts with Waste Management to provide trash and recycling collection services and yard waste collection (for an additional fee) on a weekly basis to single-family homes, duplexes and most multi-family properties (i.e., condominiums and town homes).

Refuse Recycling pick-up map

Refuse and Recycling Rates

Classification Monthly Rate
Single-Family $18.90 ($37.80 per billing)
Multi-Family $18.56 ($37.12 per billing)

Contact Us

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    66 Thillen Drive
    Fox Lake, IL 60020

    Phone: 847-587-3945
    Fax: 847-587-2237


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Waste Management

    (800) 796-9696

General Guidelines

All weekly generated solid waste and recycling materials (excluding building materials) must be placed out at the curb for collection by 6:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled collection, but not before 5:00 p.m. the day before your pick-up. Keep in mind that separate trucks pick up trash, recycling materials and yard waste, so each of these items may be picked up at different times of the day.

All containers and any solid waste materials that are not collected must be removed from the curb by 8:00 a.m. the day after your scheduled collection. Carts are the property of Waste Management and are not to be removed from the property.

Each resident may dispose of an unlimited number of plastic bags or waste cans with handles. Residents also have the option to rent a 96-gallon trash cart through Waste Management for an additional monthly fee.

  • Do not mix general refuse with yard waste. Trash cans/carts containing mixed refuse and yard waste will not be collected.
  • Bags inside carts must be tied to eliminate blowing trash.
  • A 65-gallon recycling cart with a yellow lid has been provided at no cost to each single-family home by Waste Management.

Refuse and Recycling Collection Route

Residents can click here to view the map

Holiday Schedule

Scheduled collections that fall on or after one of the observed holidays listed below will be delayed by one day.

New Year's Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Service Inquiries

Residents with questions or services-related issues regarding the solid waste program may contact Waste Management directly, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at (800) 796-9696.