Village of Skokie

Commercial Waste and Recycling Franchise

skokie-commercial-lrsLakeshore Recycling Systems began its commercial franchise with Skokie on February 1, 2012 and incorporated waste and recycling services for the condominium buildings in June 2012. Lakeshore Recycling Systems is also the residential recycling hauler for the Village.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems provided an exceptionally smooth transition for all Skokie businesses as we exchanged over 4,000 containers with new equipment from the previous hauler. During this partnership, we are proud to have increased the recycling rate by over 30% and continue to raise sustainable ethics and standards.

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Single-Stream Recycling

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.

Having opened Chicagoland’s state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center in 2016, Lakeshore Recycling Systems focuses on waste diversion to recycle more and send less waste to landfills. Lakeshore Recycling Systems vows not to own or operate a landfill and is committed to making the surrounding communities a greener place to live.

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

  • 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 we continue to enhance our service areas, we are confident that our partnership with the Village of Skokie will continue to grow as well. With a recycling mentality, Lakeshore Recycling Systems and Skokie are working together to create a greener place.