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News & Information

Think Spring!

Plans are underway for two April events: Earth Day Celebration and Arbor Day Celebration. Stay tuned for more details!

Radon Gas Testing Kits Available Through the

Lake County Health Department

Waukegan, Ill. – You can’t see, smell or taste it, but radon gas could be present at a dangerous level in your home. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is urging residents to test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter months, when indoor radon levels are at their highest.

The Health Department offers short-term testing kits for $10.00. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by Health Department staff. Test kits are also available from area hardware and building supply stores.

For more information and to request a short-term testing kit, contact the Health Department at: (847) 377-8020 or visit http://www.lakecountyil.gov/2450/Radon.

Recycling Opportunities!


  • Christmas Light Recycling- container is located inside the North Barrington Village Hall.

  • Shoes and Boots -We now collect and recycle unwearable athletic shoes at our Village Hall. We also collect other styles of used — but wearable — shoes and boots and donate them to charity. For more information, contact the Village Hall, 847-381-6000.
  • Flower Vases - Don't know what to do with all those unwanted vases in your cabinet? Please save and drop off any style flower vase to be used for flower arrangement donations to local health care and nursing home facilities The charity organization "Random Acts of Flowers" will arrange and deliver lovely floral arrangements to help cheer residents using your old vases. Drop off is accepted at our Prairie Land's Lake Barrington office (21988 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, Illinois - office hours 8-5 M-F, Saturday 8-12) at regular hours (please bring into office).... Please wrap all vases in bubble wrap or news paper for transport. Medium size vases up to (13 inches) glass, plastic, ceramic, and metal are accepted. Thank you making a difference in someone's life!

Volunteers Needed!

Consider joining the Parks and Recreation Commission or Environment & Health Commission. To sign up contact us at info@northbarrington.org *Application for Volunteer Position

Garbage & Recycling

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Garbage & recycling
information (including electronics, compact fluorescent bulbs and prescriptions drugs) can be found here.


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Best Management Practices Handbook, Conservation at Home programs including Rain Gardens can be found here.

Utility Information

utility-info-img.jpgUtility Information: Electrical Aggregation information can be found here. For opt out information, click here. At the bottom of the page is an opt out link.

Septic and Well info can be found here.

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