New Refuse, Recycling and Yard-Waste Collection Program
Beginning September 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will be the new refuse, recycling and yard-waste service provider for the DeKalb residents. LRS is a privately owned company headquartered in Morton Grove, Illinois with locations throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. LRS has a facility currently based in neighboring Cortland, IL and has provided services throughout northern, IL for nearly 20 years. LRS currently provides services to over 32 municipalities.
The transition of services will begin in mid to late August, when residents will see new 95-gallon refuse (garbage) carts and 65-gallon recycling carts delivered to their homes.
Click here to read more about the transition in the DeKalb Chronicle interview published on July 21 and click here to read the Chronicle’s changeover news from August 28.
Waste Management will be removing their garbage and recycle carts this week following the final collection service. Please leave the carts at the curb after collection. It is possible carts will be at the curb over 24 hours. If the carts are not removed by next week, please contact Waste Management to notify them.
LRS carts will be delivered to the front of the home, including homes that have alley collection service. Please be sure to claim the carts once they arrive.