Food Scraps Composting

Food scraps collection is a waste service that is currently gaining prominence as it helps to reduce this flow of waste to landfills. For this reason, the Village of Grayslake, in partnership with Waste Management, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), and Midwest Organics Recycling, is launching a NEW voluntary Residential Food Scraps Program.

Informational Brochure

Food Scraps Informational Brochure (PDF)

Informational Video

Informational Video

Service Options

The Village of Grayslake Residential Food Scraps Program offers residents several options for recycling food scraps: 

Landscape Waste/Food Scraps Subscription Service (8-Month Program)

In conjunction with the Village's landscape waste subscription service through Waste Management, residents may commingle/mix food scraps with landscape waste by placing food scraps at the curb in a rigid and lidded container, not exceeding 32-gallons capacity, or in a Waste Management provided 35-gallon cart (arranged directly through Waste Management for an extra $3.00/month). This option is included in the regular landscape waste subscription charge of $78.80. Collection occurs on a weekly basis beginning April 1st through November 30th.

To arrange for the Landscape Waste/Food Scraps subscription service, please call Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.

Landscape Waste/Food Scraps Sticker Service (Pay-As-You-Go)

In conjunction with the Village's landscape waste sticker service through Waste Management, residents may commingle/mix food scraps with landscape waste by placing food scraps at the curb in a rigid and lidded container, not exceeding 32-gallons capacity. This option is a pay-as-you-go service. The price for each sticker is $2.29 and a new sticker is required with each pick-up. Collection occurs on a weekly basis beginning April 1st through November 30th.  Landscape Waste/Food Scrap stickers may be purchased at the local Jewel-Osco, Walgreens, and Ace Hardware.

Recycling Center Food Scraps Drop-Off Service

The Richard O. Whittington Grayslake Recycling Center, located at 585 Berry Avenue, is now accepting food scraps for drop-off. This is a FREE service to residents. The Center is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon, excluding holidays.