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Groot will start delivering brand new landfill and recycling carts the week of July 25-29. Deliveries will happen throughout the week and may occur later than a resident's regular collection day.

Old carts will be removed the following week, August 1-5. Starting Monday, August 1, residents should place all old carts at the curb and leave them until they are removed, even if your waste is regularly collected on Tuesday.

If you have any issues, call Groot at (877) 404-7668

This replacement is part of the Village's updated residential waste, recycling, and composting program.

Lake County Health Department now offers mobile crisis care as an alternative to calling 911 when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. You can contact the crisis line confidentially by calling (847) 377-8088 or, starting on July 16, by calling 988.

A specialized two-person team, including a licensed clinician, is available to respond in-person Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis anywhere in Lake County. These specialized services help reduce the strain on police and emergency medical services. Crisis care is offered regardless of ability to pay or insurance status and users will not be billed for services. 

The Village's2021 Water Quality Report (published in 2022) contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.

If you would like a paper copy mailed to your home, contact Village Hall by calling (847) 234-0774.

202205 NSWRD MuralThe North Shore Water Reclamation District (“NSWRD”) needs to build a subterranean overflow basin so that they can maintain their existing infrastructure and prevent sewage from overflowing into Lake Michigan. As part of their work, the NSWRD will be making other aesthetic improvements to their existing facilities; adding amenities for the Park District; and rebuilding the Lake Bluff Yacht Club’s compound.

NSWRD will be required to follow the Village's Recreational, Institutional, and Open Space ("RIO") zoning district procedures to build the project, which involves reviews before the Village's Architectural Board of Review ("ABR") and Joint Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals ("PCZBA"). The project is in the early planning stages, and workshop reviews are starting early to make the most of stakeholder resources.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, project architects presented concept site and structure plans for the new NSWRD, Yacht Club, and Park District facilities. Additional information can be viewed in the meeting's agenda packet and recorded video.

The next steps are expected to include:

  • Summer 2022 - Formal application for RIO Development Plan approval.
  • October 2022 - Start of construction (expected to last 18 months) after the Lake Bluff Yacht Club regatta in late September.
  • Summer 2023 - South beach closed during construction activities; Yacht Club operates from alternate facilities.
  • Spring 2024 - Construction completed.

The Village of Lake Bluff is committed to providing timely, sustainable, and cost-effective waste removal by offering services like weekly landfill waste pick-up, recycling, composting, garden and e-waste removal for Village residences.