Barrington begins food scrap collection March 18

Daily Herald report
Updated 3/14/2016 1:03 PM

The village of Barrington this week is launching a new Food Scrap Composting Program that will allow residents to dispose of food waste without it taking up space in landfills, where it can produce methane gas.

The program begins Friday, March 18 and continues through Dec. 16. Residents wishing to participate can dispose of acceptable food scraps in their compost/yard waste container.


Acceptable food items include fruits, vegetables, grains, pasta, nonliquid dairy items and coffee grounds and tea leaves. Meat, liquids and packaging materials will not be accepted.

The village also is working with waste hauler Groot Industries on a new electronic recycling program. Residents can call Groot at (800) 244-1977 24 hours in advance for curbside collection of electronics, including televisions and computers.

For more information on both programs, visit or call Public Works at (847) 381-7903.

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