Mobile Passport Event Set for
Saturday, May 14, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Cuba Township
28000 W Cuba Road
Barrington, IL 60010
Waste Hauling in Unincorporated Lake County
Impact on Unincorporated Cuba Township
Earlier this year, Lake County established consolidated waste hauler agreements and a newly enacted unincorporated open burning ordinance to ensure residents can dispose of unwanted yard waste. The consolidated waste hauler agreements reduce truck traffic, emissions, and road impacts and offer competitive pricing.

For Unincorporated Cuba Township, changes beginning June 1, 2022, include:
  • Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup services to the unincorporated areas in Cuba Township.
  • Weekly garbage and recycling fees are $19.95 per month (10% discount for Seniors 65 plus)
  • Weekly landscape waste (grass clippings, leaves, brush) limited to six 30-gallon paper bags or six 35-gallon waste containers fees are $175 for the season (April 1 – December 15) or $19.44 per month. Instead of a season plan, residents may purchase stickers for $3.00 per bag/container.

For additional information about the new waste hauler services starting on June 1, contact:

Registration for Ride Lake County is Now Open
Lake County's new countywide paratransit service called "Ride Lake County" is set to launch on May 1, 2022. Seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities interested in using the new service are encouraged to register by calling the Pace Call Center at 1-800-201-6446.

Registering early for Ride Lake County will allow riders to begin scheduling trips on or after May 1, when the service begins. Seniors must provide their date of birth at registration, and individuals with disabilities must provide their RTA Reduced Fare Permit number at registration. Learn more

For additional information about Ride Lake County, view these resources:
Assessor Nicole E. Knapik, CIAO
Dear friends,

Property Tax Bills Are on Their Way
The 2021 property tax bills (due in 2022) are being mailed out the first week of May.

  • 1st Installment due - June 6th, 2022
  • 2nd Installment due - September 6th, 2022.

Payment options are available at Have a question? Contact the Treasurer's office at 847-377-2323.

Below is a list of local banks accepting property tax payments. Please contact the bank for hours and information:


Fifth Third Bank
486 W. Liberty St.
(847) 526-6604

Wauconda Community Bank
495 W. Liberty St.
(847) 487-2500

Lake Zurich

Fifth Third Bank
459 S. Rand Rd.
(847) 847-0544

First American Bank
33 S. Rand Rd.
(847) 726-8800

Inland Bank
1100 S. Rand Rd.
(847) 726-2265

Deputy Assessors in the Field
In preparation for the 2022 assessment values, Deputy Assessors are in the field updating exterior photos and measuring property changes. Remember, improvements automatically receive a 4-year Home Improvement Exemption.

If you purchased your home in 2021, remember to file for your 2022 exemptions this year! Below is a list of the most common exemptions.

General Homestead Exemption (GHE) Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption (SCHE)
If you purchased a residence in Cuba Township in 2021 and it is your primary residence, you may be eligible for the General Homestead Exemption (GHE). Likewise, If you are 65 years of age or older or turning 65 this year, you qualify for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE).

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE)
Homeowners 65 years old or older with an income of $65,000 or less may qualify for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze. Beginning January 2022, proof of income must be filed along with Senior Freeze applications. You must own the property as your principal residence for two consecutive years (January 1).

Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities (HEPD)
This exemption may be claimed in addition to the General Homestead Exemption and the Senior Homestead Exemption, if applicable. Must be disabled under the Federal Social Security Act and must supply evidence of disability, in addition to completing the PTAX-343 Application for Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities and PTAX-343-A Physician's Statement.

Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities
You may claim this exemption in addition to the General Homestead Exemption and the Senior Homestead Exemption. Disabled veterans qualify if they have at least 30% and up to 100% service-connected disability. Evidence of disability is required, in addition to completing the PTAX-342 Application for Homestead Exemption and PTAX-342-A Annual Verification of Eligibility.

Filing for your exemptions is quick and easy through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal. If you cannot file online, please contact our office at or 847-381-1120 to schedule an appointment.

We are here to serve you!

Nicole E. Knapik, CIAO
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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Mulch Madness!
Contact Rebecca at the Road District to make arrangements for mulch delivery. Each load is 6-8 yards. The mulch is a double ground mixture of hard and softwoods from removed Cuba Township trees. Email Rebecca at or call 847-381-7793.

New Driveway Alert for Unincorporated Homeowners
If you are a homeowner in unincorporated Lake County and planning to put in a new driveway over an existing culvert, please contact the Cuba Township Road District to inspect the culvert.

Cuba Township Paper Shred Event Rescheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022
8 AM-Noon at the Cuba Township Road District (Blue farmhouse)

  • Limit 4 paper bags per vehicle.

  • Please note: The event is limited to Cuba Township residents. When the Shred-It truck is full, the shred event will end. Try to arrive early!
The Cuba Township Road District operates 24/7 during inclement weather. You can call us if the matter concerns falling trees blocking roads. Please get in touch with your utility company for power outages.

Paving Season Kicks Off
Phase One is Heritage Oaks subdivision, Hart Road, Roberts Lane, and Jenna Court.

The Road District no longer accepts any items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.
Keeping Cuba Township Green!
Clothing and Textile and Reuse-A-Shoe Drop Off Location – SWALCO Partnership

Cuba Township is now a clothing and textile and Reuse-A-Shoe drop-off location in partnership with SWALCO.

Clothing, textile, and shoe recycling is a full-circle program, diverting your new and gently used donations from landfills. Below is a list of Acceptable and Non Acceptable Items.

  • Blouses and shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Dresses
  • Halloween costumes
  • Hats and scarves
  • Pants, shorts, and jeans
  • Pet clothing
  • Socks (single or in pairs)
  • Suits and tuxedos
  • Swimsuits
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Ties
  • Undergarments
Clothing Accessories
  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Purses and handbags
  • Tote Bags
Household Textiles
  • Bedspreads
  • Duvets
  • Comforters
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Quilts
  • Curtains
  • Drapes

Household Textiles (continued)
  • Sofa Covers
  • Table linens
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Plush/Stuffed Animals

Unacceptable Items:
  • Wet, odorous, or moldy items
  • Nylons and Pantyhose
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Craft Scraps (yarns, threads & other craft materials)
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Mattresses
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
  • Cushions
  • Foam furniture and foam mats
  • Large Luggage
  • Electric Blankets & Mattress Pads
  • Non-Fabric Household Linens: Vinyl Shower Curtains, tablecloths, furniture covers, etc.

Dress boots, hiking boots, and rain boots are accepted. NO WINTER BOOTS ALLOWED. Shoes in any condition, from new or gently used, to those that are worn, will be accepted. And, the great news is that 95% or more of all the materials collected will be recycled or reused.

Before dropping off your shoes, please tie the laces of each pair together; if they are sandals or have no laces, please place a rubber band on the pair to keep the shoes together.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS include Roller Blades, Ice Skates, and Winter Boots.
Community Partners
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022

**Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle**

SWALCO is located at 1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL 60031

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at our Gurnee Facility to ensure safety & efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.
Employment Opportunity Resources
Job Center of Lake County offers a host of services including:

  • Resource Library
  • "Who's Hiring" list
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Opportunities
  • Free online webinars

Visit the Job Center's website for more information.
The Barrington Career Center offers resources including:

  • Job search skills training
  • Coaching
  • Career transition services
  • Compassionate support

Visit the Barrington Career Center for more information.
Community Partner Links
Cuba Township| Website