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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 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

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 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

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Wins Biggest Safety Improvement Award from Solid Waste Association of North America

LRS has been awarded the 2017 Biggest Safety Improvement Award by Solid Waste Association of North America. LRS displayed exemplary actions in education and communication outreach to revamp the safety program, establish trust within employees and strengthen the safety culture. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Acquires K. Hoving Companies Expanding Geographic, Operations and Service Footprint in Greater Chicago

LRS has acquired K. Hoving Companies, a full-service waste management, recycling and dumpster rental company based in West Chicago, Ill. As a result of the acquisition, LRS is now Illinois’ largest private waste company and expands its system-wide services to include street sweeping and portable restrooms as part of a new Temporary Services Division. MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Recognized as one of the Nation’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), the Midwest’s leading recycling and waste diversion services provider, has been named one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. The only waste and recycling company to be named to the list, this esteemed honor recognizes LRS within the top 85 largest US businesses with more than 301 employees. MoreContinue reading

LRS Recognized With Better Business Bureau’s 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

Bestowed by the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Lakeshore Recycling Systems Receives Honorable Mention for Companies with 500 to 7,499 Employees. MoreContinue reading