Garbage Hardship Program
As part of the new garbage collection services agreement, the Village has established a Garbage Collection Hardship Program for those residents who are physically unable to bring their garbage materials to the curb. By participating in the hardship program, the Village’s garbage collector, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), will collect your household’s garbage materials from the top of your driveway and return them to the top of your driveway. Residents who qualify to receive this program will be charged the curbside collection rate. Note that this program is only for garbage collection and not for recycling, and only applies to the once per week garbage collection service.
To enroll in the hardship program, residents must receive or qualify for the following:
- Social Security Disability Benefits
- Veterans Administration Disability Benefits
- Civil Service Disability Benefits
- Railroad Retirement Disability Benefits
- Class 2 disability card from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office
- Disabled license plate from the State of Illinois
Should you be unable to bring your garbage to the curb as a result of a temporary injury (i.e. a broken limb), please contact LRS at (773) 685-8811 to learn about temporary programs available to you while you recover.
Download an application here or fill an application out at the Resident Services Counter in the Village Hall located at 675 Village Court, open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Completed applications should be submitted to Robin Pierson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (847) 835-4172, or delivered to the Resident Services Counter.