Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1 through November 30 on the same day as garbage and recyclables. LRS also allows for organic food scraps to be mixed into yard waste during the season as well.
What is Considered Yard Waste?
Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter not exceeding 4’ in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.
What are considered acceptable food scraps?
Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables
What are non-acceptable food scraps?
Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam
Approved yard waste containers and bags
Residents may rent a 95-gallon cart for yard waste collection, supplied by LRS for a small monthly fee. Yard waste contained inside the LRS supplied cart will not require a sticker for collection. Please contact customer service if you wish to rent a cart.
Residents can also elect to use biodegradable kraft bags or personal containers labeled yard waste. Containers must be less than 50lbs when full. Brush and branches must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string (no metal). Each bundle must be no longer than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, with no individual branch being greater than 2” in diameter and weighing no more than 50lbs.
One sticker is needed per bag, bundle or non-LRS container.
LRS will provide a special collection for Christmas trees at no charge during the first two weeks in January. If you require collection after, prepayment and prescheduling is required.
- The tree must be real, not artificial, not in any plastic bags and free of tinsel, lights, ornaments and not frozen to the ground
- Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire, or in plastic bags will NOT be included in this special collection
Semi-Annual Yard Waste Collection
Twice per year LRS offers free yard waste collection for Village of Fox River Grove residents. During these dates, residents will NOT be required to utilize stickers for the collection of yard waste. Please reach out to LRS customer service to inquire about upcoming collection dates.