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Lake in the Hills to offer food scrap collection program

In an effort to reduce the amount of organic refuse in local landfills, Lake in the Hills will be offering a voluntary food scrap composting program to residents starting April 1.

The program will be made possible through a partnership with Flood Brothers Disposal/Recycling Services.

Enrolled residents will have the option to place food scraps at their curb during seasonal yard waste collections from April 1 to Nov. 30.

Curbside collections will run on a weekly basis during normally scheduled collection days.

Scraps should be placed in a rigid and lidded container with a capacity not to exceed 33 gallons, unless residents wish to rent a Flood Brothers 95-gallon yard waste cart for $2.25 a month.

Acceptable items include fruit and vegetable scraps; meat and fish scraps; dairy scraps; solid food leftovers; bread and other grains; eggshells; nutshells; coffee grounds; coffee filters; tea bags; paper towels; napkins; paper food wrappers; greasy pizza boxes; food-soiled cardboard without plastic or aluminum; and uncoated paper plates and cups.

Unacceptable items include animal waste or pet litter; ashes; diapers; bath tissue; construction debris; foil; glass; garbage; ice cream cartons; liquids; metals; milk cartons; plastics; plastic-coated paper plates and cups; Styrofoam; and rocks.

Those interested in participating should fill out an enrollment form on the village’s Facebook page and email it to flood.michaelj@floodbrothersdisposal.com or mail it to 17W60 14th St., Oak Brook Terrace, IL 60181. Email addresses should be included to receive program updates and other information.

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