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Goldman Sachs Invests in Lakeshore Recycling Systems

LRS has completed a recapitalization led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing and Maple Partners. The investment will enable LRS to continue to grow its operations and provide its customers with best-in-class service. The Company’s existing executive team will continue to lead LRS, and the new ownership structure will not impact operations. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Expands Illinois Footprint

As of November 1, LRS now provides waste collection services to nearly 3,000 households in the Village of Glencoe, Ill. in addition to new municipal growth with the City of Blue Island. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Accelerates 2017 Regional Expansion, Acquiring Dekalb County-Based DC Trash of Illinois

LRS announced the acquisition of DC Trash of Illinois (DCT), an independent waste and recycling collection provider serving 30,000 customers in Chicago’s western suburbs. DCT represents LRS’ 6th acquisition of a Chicago-area independent waste and recycling company over the last 4 years, as the company expands operations and its geographic service area throughout Illinois. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Strengthens Chicagoland Foothold, Expanding Service Agreement With the Village of Glencoe and Gaining the City of Blue Island as a New Municipal Customer

LRS announced it has expanded its service agreement with the Village of Glencoe to include waste collection effective Nov. 1, alongside its already-implemented recycling collection program for the Village’s nearly 3,000 households. The company also announced it began waste and recycling collection for the City of Blue Island’s 8,500 households effective July 2017, strengthening its Chicagoland foothold in key northern and southern suburbs. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Awarded the Coveted Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for Innovative Business Practices

This prestigious award recognizes LRS as a leader in implementing cutting-edge and sustainable business operations, technologies, programs, products and company culture. LRS was the only company of the 22 recognized Illinois-based company to be in the waste industry. The Governor’s Sustainability Award is the longest running environmental award in the nation. MoreContinue reading

A Look at Lakeshore Recycling’s Aerobic Digester

Lakeshore Recycling Systems has launched an aerobic digester in Chicago, enabling the facility to take in 15 tons of organic waste a day that is processed into three tons of fertilizer within seven days. If the technology proves out over a three-month pilot, Lakeshore’s plan is to install eight more systems at its other Chicago facilities. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Acquires Area Restroom Solutions, Expanding Its Chicagoland Portable Restroom Services Business by Over 20 Percent

LRS acquired Area Restroom Solutions (ARS), a leading Chicago-area portable restroom rental company. The acquisition boosts LRS’ temporary services line of business by 20 percent, offering customers immediate access to portable restroom services used most frequently at construction sites, park districts and outdoor events. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems adds aerobic digester

Launched in collaboration with Morton Grove, Illinois-based EcoloCap Solutions, a pioneer in organic waste recycling, the digester will divert organic waste, i.e., food scraps, from landfills, lowering the risk of water pollution and the emission of methane gas and odor into the environment, says the company. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling, EcoloCap install aerobic digester for organic waste diversion

Illinois-based Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) is debuting an aerobic digester to process organic waste into a fertilizer byproduct, according to a press release. LRS says it is the first privately-owned company in the U.S. to use an aerobic digester to process organic waste into a fetilizer byproduct. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Is First in the United States to Integrate Breakthrough Aerobic Digester Into Its Organic Waste Diversion Process

Lakeshore Recycling Systems announced it is the first privately-held company in the United States to introduce the use of an aerobic digester to process collected organic waste into a fertilizer byproduct. Launched in collaboration with Morton Grove, Ill.-based EcoloCap Solutions, a pioneer in organic waste recycling, the digester will divert organic waste (food scraps) from landfills, lowering the risk of water pollution and the emission of methane gas and odor into the environment. MoreContinue reading