No more brown bags and stickers for yard waste. Include all food scraps and organics.

With the goal of decreasing the amount of organic waste sent to landfills, the Village of River Forest and Roy Strom Refuse Removal Service are offering a yard waste and food scrap compost program to residents.

How the Program Works
The program is offered on a voluntary, subscription basis. The subscription cost is $18.72 per month for a one year contract, which is about the cost of one yard waste sticker and bag per week. Residents who sign up will receive a 64-gallon cart that is comparable in volume to two bags or containers of yard waste collected in the current program.

Residents who sign-up before the 20th of the month will receive their compost container before the end of the month. Their compost collection will begin the following month.

Click here for:  Everything you need to know about Curbside Compost Pick Up including a Guide to what is and what isn't compostable

Click here for:  FAQs about the Curbside Compost Program

Click here for:  What is compostable

Collection Plan

Residents who participate in the project will receive a 64-gallon cart for the collection of organics on the dates below (Spring/Summer/Autumn pick up every Tuesday) and an under-sink collection bucket. Both yard waste and food scraps may be placed in the organics cart.

Winter 2017/2018 Collection Dates

Tuesday, December 5th and 19th

Wednesday, January 3rd

Tuesday, January 16th & 30th

Tuesday, February 13th & 27th

Tuesday, March 13th & 27th

To participate in the program, please complete the form below:

  1. Property Owner Name*
    Please provide the property owner name.
  2. Property Owner Address*
    Please provide the property owner address.
  3. Contact Phone Number*
    Please provide a contact phone number.
  4. Contact E-Mail*
    Please provide a contact e-mail address.
  5. Agreement*
    Please click the checkbox if you agree to the $18 increase.
  6. Security Check
    Invalid Input

 More Questions?  Click here:  Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program - How it Works