Village of Skokie

Residential Recycling Services

In a contract that began on June 1, 2016, Skokie residents have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the environment through this comprehensive weekly recycling program. In addition to servicing Skokie residents, Lakeshore Recycling Systems is also the Village of Skokie’s franchised commercial waste hauler, which went into effect February 2012.

Skokie-Residential-LRSResidents are provided with 65-gallon carts for recyclable materials from the village of Skokie. The collection of recyclable materials occurs once a week in residential areas. Please flatten large boxes and place them next to the cart. Please DO NOT mix garbage or landscape waste in the recycling cart.

In curbside collection areas, set out recycling containers by 7a on the day of pickup, but not before 6p the night before collection.

Please be advised that the Village of Skokie still maintains their own waste collection services to residents.


Lakeshore Recycling Systems provides weekly residential recycling service to:

  • Single-family homes
  • Townhomes
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-unit residential homes (up to three-flat and four unit co-op buildings)

Please refer to the following links for more information:
Village of Skokie Information
Skokie Residential Collection Schedule
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


Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the Midwest premier leader in comprehensive waste and recycling solutions. We made a bold decision to forego owning a landfill, which has propelled us to focus on innovative solutions for Skokie to recycle more and send significantly less waste to landfills.