About Prairieland Disposal & Recycling

Prairieland Disposal & Recycling is an environmentally-conscious waste hauler and recycler serving the greater Lake, McHenry and Cook counties.

Our mission is to provide honest, cost-effective waste collection services while maintaining our reputation as stewards of the environment. We are proud to be one of the first disposal companies in Illinois to perform food/organic scrapping year-round. We use biodiesel fuel in our vehicles, and much of the residential and commercial waste we collect is recycled.

From weekly pick-up services and dumpster rentals to custom-tailored collection programs, we’re here to help. Call our live customer service representative today at 847-381-9300 to learn how Prairieland Disposal & Recycling can help you with your individual needs.


  • Don't forget to check our Holiday Schedule and how it impacts your pick-up day. Note: On Christmas and New Years Day service will be delayed on the day after Christmas and the day after New Years Day. Your regular day of service will be delayed one day that week.
  • Village of Island lake - electronic recycling, Monday Sept. 19, 2016
  • Village of Richmond - electronic recycling, Thurs. Oct. 6 2016
  • Village of Richmond - leaf vacuuming, Thurs Oct.20 and 27th and Thurs. Nov 10th and 17th
  • Pumpkin composting - October thru November Weekdays 7 am - 5 pm and Saturdays 7 am - 3 pm, see attached.
  • It's Fall clean-up time! See our Yard Waste Collection page about bundled yard waste, unbundled yard waste, leaf vacuumming, and other fall clean-up tips.
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