Trash and Recycling

City of Lake Forest Enviornmental Services

July 1, 2022 Rate Adjustment

Solid Waste rates are adjusted each year on July 1 in accordance with Exhibit B in the 2021 Proposition 218 Public Hearing Notice and the Solid Waste Franchise agreement.  Solid Waste rates are made of two types of service components: 1) disposal  component (County landfill tipping fee) which is adjusted per the Consumer Price Index ("CPI"); and 2) trash collection and processing fees from CR&R which are adjusted based on Producer Price Index ("PPI") for fuel and the PPI for Goods Less Services.

The adjusted residential rates are listed below:

Trash Cart SizePrior Rate
Per Month
Rate Adjustment
July 1, 2022


CR&R Incorporated provides trash collection services in Lake Forest using a fleet of natural gas vehicles which will lower emissions and be more environmentally friendly, as well as new lightweight commercial recycling trucks reducing wear and tear on City streets.


Recycling is beneficial to both your community and the environment. Not only does recycling prevent pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, it saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change, and helps to sustain the environment for future generations.

Join the City and your neighbors in taking care of our beautiful community by recycling, reducing waste, and re-purposing older items. Head over to our dedicated commercial or residential recycling pages to learn more information about how you can contribute to keeping Lake Forest healthy and green.

CRV Recycling Centers