Waste Disposal & Recycling

Waste Management Effective March 20, 2020:

We appreciate the trust you place in us and our people servicing your community.  Like us, in the last several days, we are sure you have been focused on the health of your employees, community, families, and friends.  At Waste Management of Illinois, (Waste Management) safety is a core company value and the health and well-being of our employees, customers, and community remains our highest priority. We are taking every precaution to ensure that our company is safely servicing your residents.

At present, Waste Management is maintaining a standard collection schedule for trash and recycle, and we are not experiencing any collection interruptions. If circumstances change that may impact our ability to provide services as scheduled, we will provide prompt updates to our customers and communities.
However, effective immediately the following change is being implemented until further notice.

• Effective immediately, we are suspending Bulky item collection -including weekly items or extra call in service for bulky items, such as large items outside the cart, is suspended until further notice.
As leaders in our highly regulated industry, we follow strict policies and procedures every day when managing solid waste, including medical waste, to protect our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. We will continue to follow all our protocols and perform our work with the utmost care.
Our teams are monitoring the latest information and continually evaluating recommendations as information becomes known or advisories are issued.  
If you would like to post information on your city website or social platform, please use the following:

• For the most up-to-date service information, please visit www.wm.com/alerts.
• We encourage residents to sign up for email and text alerts here: https://www.wm.com/us/en/mywm/my-preferences/verify.
• We may also be contacted by email: www.ilmovalcustomerexperience@wm.com.

Waste Management Call Center closures Effective March 18, 2020:

At Waste management, we are committed to putting people first. The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our highest priority.

Based on the latest information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada(PHAC), and federal, state and local agencies, Waste Management is taking necessary steps in response to social distancing recommendations, potential mitigation activity, and declared local states of emergency.

Effective March 18, 2020, we are temporarily closing residential call centers to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus(COVID-19).

We are actively coordinating remote operations to serve our customers during this situation with the goal of resuming residential call handling as soon as possible.

Swalco and Village of Round Lake Beach Textile Program update:

We will not be accepting donations of clothing and textiles at this time at our year-round drop off site located at 1110 Sunset Dr.
This is for the safety of all workers, drivers and our residents. We ask that you please hold on to your donations until the program resumes.

At this time, there is no impact of your scheduled residential collection service.

For the most up to date service information, please visit wm.com/alerts.

The Village of Round Lake Beach is currently under contract with Waste Management of Illinois for the disposal of refuse, recycling and yard-waste products.

Would you like to receive notifications or alerts from Waste Management and stay up to date on any delays or changes to your service pick up date? This short video will show you how to sign up for this helpful service.

Yard Waste Removal

  • Waste Management does yard waste pick-up April 1 through November 30.
  • Grass and leaves must be disposed of in brown paper yard waste bags or cans marked yard waste with a sticker on each bag or can.
  • The bags or cans can weigh no more than 50 pounds each.
  • Brush must be bundled and tied no longer than 4 feet in length and no longer than 2 feet in diameter.
  • You can subscribe to the seasonal Yard Waste Pick-up Program. For an annual fee, residents are allowed to put 6 bags or 6 marked cans out per week. Please contact Waste Management for rate information. A sticker is needed for each container after 6. If you choose not to purchase an Annual Yard Waste Pick-up service you can purchase yard waste stickers for each bag, can or bundle you put out.
  • The cost for yard waste stickers is $2.65 per sticker.
  • Yard Waste Stickers can be purchased at:

      • The Village Hall: 1937 North Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach
      • Jewel Food Store: 900 E Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach
      • Ace Hardware: 659 Railroad Avenue, Round Lake

 Fall Leaf Pick-up

  • Fall leaf pick up services begins October 22 through December 1.
  • Bags must weigh no more than 50 pounds each and will be picked up your regular service day.
  • Stickers will not be required for leaf bags only(not yard waste).

For questions, please contact Waste Management at 800-796-9696 or visit their website.


The Village of Round Lake Beach in partnership with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) offer a variety of programs for the disposal and/or recycling of clothing and textiles, sharps, electronics, and pharmaceuticals.

Residents can find information on local waste and recycling programs and events offered in Round Lake Beach and throughout the community by visiting SWALCO’s website.

Electronic Recycling 

Electronic Recycling is located on Sunset Drive South of Hawthorne Drive at the gated sanitary plant in Round Lake Beach. (Unofficial Address in Google Maps is 1110 Sunset Dr, Round Lake Beach).

Monday thru Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Recycling Contamination Reduction Program

The Village Along with Waste Management and SWALCO are asking Round Lake Beach residents to help keep unacceptable materials such as plastic bags and plastic wrap out of your recycling carts. Beginning July 23, 2018, Waste Management and SWALCO started placing informational tags on your recycling carts. We ask that you help by following three simple rules when putting the things in your recycling cart.

1. Recycle all bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
2. Keep food and liquids out of the recycling.
3. Empty recyclables directly into your recycling cart- No bagged recyclables.

If you find a red tag on your recycling cart that means that we found contaminants in your recycling. The collection truck driver will note on the red tag what materials are not acceptable. The driver will then collect the contents of the recycling cart. The following week your recycling cart will once again be checked to verify that you are no longer placing contaminates in with your recycling. If contaminants continue to be found, your cart will again be red tagged and the contents of the cart will not be collected. Contaminated recycling will then be picked up on your next regular service day provided that the unacceptable materials have been removed from the recycling cart. For more information on how to Recycle Right please review the links provided below.

Lake County Recycling Guidelines

WM Recycle Right Recycle Often

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