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Keep On Recycling On

Please add "recycling" to the list of things that have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can still recycle many things-- but not everything.


In the Village of Lake Bluff, due to the COVID-19 emergency:


  • The May semi-annual collection, aka "Junk Day," has been cancelled

  • All bulky items, construction debris, "white goods" (e.g. refrigerators), and e-waste collections are suspended

  • Scheduled pickups of solid waste, recycling, and yard waste are not affected -- ie they are still going on. However, materials will only be collected if they are within Groot carts, within cans with handles, or securely bagged. (This is already required by local law.)

  • Groot asks that any household with members showing COVID-19 symptoms not recycle. These households should bag their recyclables and place them in the trash.

  • The Village's Recycling Center remains open. However, textile recycling drop offs are suspended. 

Another thing that has changed is that many local grocery stores are not allowing reusable shopping bags. The "paper or plastic" question is back on at the check out counter.



This Lake Bluff guard dog stands at attention while a Groot truck pauses in front of her territory. A few barks later and they're gone.

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