Village of Riverwoods

Residential Waste and Recycling Services

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the Village of Riverwoods’ exclusive waste and recycling hauler; this contract began on April 1, 2012.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems provides weekly Street-side or Back Door Service on the lrs-carts-residentialdesignated service day. Carts will be serviced between 7a and 7p and residents must have carts out no later than 7a on the day of service.

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

Bulk Item Service

Residents of Riverwoods have the option to put out one bulk item (up to 50 pounds) per pickup on the same service day. 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. White goods are not included in this service.

Extra Waste

Trash: Customers can place extra garbage on the side of the trash cart. Extra garbage must be bagged with a sticker. Stickers can be obtained by contacting Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 773.685.8811 or

Recycling: Customers can place extra recyclables at street-side on the side of the recycling cart. All extra recyclables will be collected at no charge as long as it is less than 100 gallons and 50 pounds.

Landscape Waste Collection

Available from April 1 to December 15, Lakeshore Recycling Systems provides a simple option for landscape waste collection. Landscape waste is collected on Wednesdays at street-side. Lakeshore Recycling Systems offers two services for landscape waste.

Subscription Service:
Subscription Service provides a flat monthly rate that covers up to ten 35-gallon containers or kraft bags. For more than ten kraft bags or containers, a sticker must be affixed onto the additional bags/containers. See the sticker service information below.

Sticker Service:
Sticker Service is a weekly volume-based system where a customer pays for only the quantity of the landscape waste collected. This option is done by the customer purchasing stickers through Lakeshore Recycling Systems and placing them on a kraft bag. Bags and cans should not exceed 35 gallons and 50 pounds. Prior to the pickup, the customer must call Lakeshore Recycling Systems the Tuesday before service to alert our staff of the requests.

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 the exclusive residential waste and recycling hauler for the Village of Riverwoods, Lakeshore Recycling Systems vows to continue to enhance service areas as well as remain a driving force in protecting the environment.