Residential Food Scrap Drop Locations


Grayslake Recycling Center


Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Excluding Holidays

Prairieland Disposal & Recycling Center

21988 N. Pepper Road, Barrington, IL.

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Excluding Holidays

Grayslake Food Scrap Signage 2
Prairieland Food Scrap Container

YES - PUT IT IN...


  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Breads, grains, pasta, cereal
  • Eggshells & Dairy (NO LIQUIDS)
  • Leftovers/Kitchen Scraps
  • Coffee grounds, filters & tea bags
  • Meat, poultry, seafood (including shells & bones)
  • Paper products (paper towels, paper plates, napkins, etc.)
  • Grass cuttings, leaves & garden waste

NO - LEAVE IT OUT...



  • Glass, metal and/or styrofoam
  • Plastic Bags or plastic of any kind
  • Liquids, grease and/or oil
  • Diapers
  • Pet litter/waste
  • Rubber bands and twist ties
  • Soil, rocks, cement, bricks
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