Village of Bannockburn

Commercial Waste and Recycling Franchise

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the exclusive waste and recycling hauler for all businesses within the Village of Bannockburn since May 1, 2015. Lakeshore Recycling Systems also services Village of Bannockburn residents as the exclusive residential waste and recycling hauler.

Please refer to the following links for more information:
Frequently Asked Questions – PDF
Letter to Bannockburn businesses – PDF
Holiday Service Schedule

Organics Program

Curious about LRS residential composting? Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Curious about LRS residential composting? Click here to download the flyer for more information.

In this franchise, businesses have the option to participate in organic material (food scrap/landscape) collection. Organic material containers are serviced on an as needed basis and charged per pickup.

Composting organics improves soil health and structure as well as reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Lakeshore Recycling Systems aims to provide innovative and environmentally responsible waste and recycling solutions.

Reducing Costs with Recycling

From a 65-gallon cart to a 4 cubic yard recycling container, a once per week pickup is complementary. Additional recycling containers and/or pickups are available at an additional cost. By recycling more, your business is not only doing its part to protect the environment, but it can often be cost-friendly. Recycling reduces the amount of material that gets thrown away, potentially sitting in a landfill. By separating recyclables from garbage, your business could reduce the container size and/or pickup frequency- all that results in a lower cost.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems has a single-stream recycling center dedicated to sorting and separating recyclables. This 40,000 square-foot facility is designed to handle more than 110,000 tons of high-grade residential and commercial single-stream recyclables, sorting, separating and allocating over 20 tons of waste per hour.

Take a virtual tour of Lakeshore Recycling Systems’ state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center.

Recycle Tips

Curious about LRS single-stream recycling? Click here to download the flyer for more information.

Curious about LRS single-stream recycling? Click here to download the flyer for more information.

  • Recyclable plastic items are #1 – #7 except #6.
  • Recycling materials should be loose and not bagged. If you must use a bag, it needs to be transparent. Black bags will be considered contaminated.
  • Containers that have previously stored liquid or food should be emptied. Food and liquid containers do not have to be rinsed unless it was previously filled with a heavy substance. Examples of heavy substance products include tomato paste, peanut butter and vegetable oil.
  • Lids and caps from plastic bottles and glass jars is preferred to remain intact prior to recycling.
  • To limit the amount of space used, break down any cardboard boxes into pieces.
  • The following items are NOT recyclable although they are made from paper, plastic and cardboard:
    • Pizza boxes
    • Styrofoam
    • Paper plates
    • Plastic cups (i.e. Solo cups)
    • Paper towels
    • Grocery bags

 

As a company that continuously sets high standards in the waste industry, we ensure that the Village of Bannockburn will get nothing less than exceptional service. With this valued partnership, we are confident that we can create a greener environment throughout the Village and its surrounding communities.