Village of Golf

Residential Waste and Recycling Services

In a contract that began on January 1, 2013, Lakeshore Recycling Systems serves as the Village of Golf’s residential garbage and recycling franchise. Lakeshore Recycling systems provides weekly street-side collection on Mondays.

Golf residents are serviced between 8a and 5p; carts must be out no later than 8a on Monday.

Please be advised that while residential waste and recycling services are invoiced through the Village, the customer is directly responsible for any private services. For private services, the customer must initiate account setup and prepay for the service by credit card.

Please refer to the following link for more information:
Holiday Service Schedule

Bulk Item Service

Golf residents have the option to put out one bulk item (up to 50 pounds) per pickup on the Monday service day. Any additional bulk items or white goods will be charged as a private service. Prior to pickup, Lakeshore Recycling Systems asks customers to call the customer service line at 773.685.8811 and report what the bulk item is.

Landscape Waste

Available from April 1 to December 15, Lakeshore Recycling Systems provides a simple option for landscape waste collection. Landscape waste is collected on Mondays at street-side. Landscape waste must not exceed 35 gallons and service is limited to ten kraft bags, 50 pounds in weight. Waste must be in a medium or large wheeled cart and bundled securely with biodegradable string or twine.

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


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