Village of Glencoe

Residential Recycling Services

In a contract that began on February 29, 2016, Lakeshore Recycling Systems services Glencoe residents through a comprehensive weekly recycling program. This recycling service provides residents with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to protecting the environment.

Recycling pickup is once per week on Glencoe’s regular garbage collection day. Recycling pickup only occurs at the curb in 95-gallon recycling carts provided by the Village. Collections times are from 7a to 5p. The Village of Glencoe Public Works provides the weekly garbage pickup.

Please refer to the following links for more information:
Recycling Booklet – PDF
Glencoe Residential Recycling Service Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Village of Glencoe Information
Holiday Service Schedule

Single-Stream Recycling

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

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
    • Plastic grocery bags


Our goal is to provide Glencoe residents with nothing less than exceptional service. We will do this by continuing to enhance our service areas with innovative recycling solutions and technology. Please reach out to our customer service line at 773.685.8811 with any questions.