Category Archives: Trash Talk

Recognized With BBB’s 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

On behalf of the over 600 dedicated men and woman who stand under the Lakeshore banner, Lakeshore is incredibly honored to be recognized with the Better Business Bureau’s 2017 Torch … MoreContinue reading

Lakeshore Celebrates America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is November 15, and as that date nears, each person in our community has a wonderful opportunity to evaluate how they are making a positive environmental impact. … MoreContinue reading

Letter to LRS From an 11-Year-Old Garbage Expert

As Lakeshore Recycling Systems continues to expand into new markets, we value our relationship with our surrounding communities. As a Midwest waste and recycling leader, we not only work to … MoreContinue reading

4 Common Materials to Recycle This Fall Season

At the beginning of the autumn season, Chicagoland presents some of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in Illinois. From Ryerson Woods to Waterfall Glen to Chicago Botanic Garden, … MoreContinue reading

Too Much Clutter? Upcycle Your Recyclables

What do you see when you look around your home? Do you see piles of magazines, boxes of old hardware or jumbles of cables? No matter what is laying around, … MoreContinue reading

How to Reuse or Recycle Your Landscape Refuse

Maintaining a landscape or garden can create a lot of waste, from grass clippings and fallen leaves to pulled weeds and felled trees. In Illinois, homeowners, property managers and business … MoreContinue reading

Apartment Complex Recycling: 3 Problems and Their Solutions

Many apartment owners find that starting a recycling program within their complex can be challenging. Whether it’s the lack of space or a rotation of new tenant faces, there are … MoreContinue reading

A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Recycling Program in Your Office

Could your company improve how they manage waste and recyclables? Companies all across the United States are reducing waste by implementing recycling programs within their own offices. Many offices use … MoreContinue reading

Want Not? Waste Not! The Complete Guide to Waste Less and Recycle More

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American produces about four pounds of solid waste a day. That’s nearly 1.5 tons a year! And of that amount, … MoreContinue reading

Why You Need to Know Your Ecological Footprint

As Earth’s population grows, so does its demand for resources. What we eat, how much we travel and which products we use are factors in determining how much we consume … MoreContinue reading