Highwood touts organic move as good for pocketbook, planet
Highwood residents can help save the Earth and save themselves some money when the city adds organic material to its list of disposables, the city announced recently.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will begin residential recycling services for trash, recycling, food scraps and yard waste on May 1.
Company representatives collaborated with city officials to develop an organics program best suited to residents and in line with the city’s financial and environmental goals.
Customers will receive new carts and three new containers: one 96-gallon bin for recycling, one 65-gallon bin for garbage and one 35-gallon bin for organics.
The company will continue to pick up one bulk item per resident weekly at no extra charge; one electronic waste item may be recycled on each month’s first pickup date, and billing will remain included with utility bills. Wednesdays remain the regular pickup day.
LRS cautions residents against stocking up on too many yard waste stickers because it will not be accepting or refunding advanced disposal stickers as of May 1.
For more information, residents may go to the city’s website at www.cityofhighwood.org/LakeshoreResi or contact city hall at 847-432-1924 (option 0).
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