Beginning this August, all single-family residents will be receiving a 3rd LRS cart, specifically for disposal of yard waste and food scraps, with year round collection. This material will be collected by LRS and made into compost, a soil amendment. Food waste makes up over 20% of all material that winds up in landfills. Highland Park, and other like-minded communities will have immediate impacts on this percentage. By diverting yard waste and food scraps from the landfill, we not only preserve landfill space but also reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
A new 32-gallon cart will be delivered to your house, curbside in late July. There’s no need to be home to receive the cart. You can begin putting the acceptable materials pictured below into this cart and place it at the curb for pick up on your first regular trash pick-up day in August. There is no sticker required on this cart, as well.
If you already have a 3rd cart for organics/food scraps from LRS, we will omit your address from our delivery list.
For additional information about all things related to composting in your community, including some business that participate, please check out this link from the city’s webpage: