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New Unincorporated Franchise Waste Hauling

(Effective June 1, 2022)

Starting on June 1, 2022, Groot Recycling & Waste will provide garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup services to unincorporated areas in the northern half of Lake County. 

The new franchise waste hauling resolutions the Lake County Board approved are found below:

The waste hauling agreements mean that many unincorporated residents will need to change their current waste hauler to the new waste hauler depending on where they live.

Residents will be given early notice and coordinated assistance to prepare for the transition on June 1.

Consolidated Waste Hauling in Unincorporated Lake County

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New Unincorporated Lake County 

Permanent Burning Restrictions 

(Effective  June 1, 2022)

Allowed Under Ordinance

Recreational wood-burning fires that are no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ if used for warming, cooking, and other recreational purposes.

Prohibited at All Times Under Ordinance

Burning garbage, refuse, or construction materials (note that this has been prohibited for many years)

Burning non-woody yard waste, such as leaves and grass.

Restricted Under Ordinance

Burning woody yard waste would be permitted annually between

Nov. 1 – March 31. Woody yard waste generally consists of sticks, branches and tree limbs

New Permanent Open Burning Ordinance (Effective June 1, 2022)

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The BeachGuard link has been added to the News header.  This website contains information about IDPH public beaches and recreational-use waterways. Here you will find information about beach closings, monitoring efforts and E. coli test results. Information on this site is entered and maintained by local Beach Management Organization offices.

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