About Our Chicago Waste Management Team
Serving Chicagoland since 1999, and headquartered in Morton Grove, Ill., Lakeshore Recycling Systems is Chicago’s leading recycling and waste diversion services provider. LRS was born in 2012 by way of merger between two of Chicago’s strongest waste recycling companies: Lakeshore Waste Services and Recycling Systems, Inc.
LRS provides recycling and industry-leading waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to businesses and residential homeowners. LRS operates a growing fleet of natural gas-powered trucks and is run successfully each day by more than 720 dedicated full-time employees.
In addition to serving all 658 schools in the Chicago Public Schools system, LRS actively participates in the City of Chicago’s Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program. LRS also is the preferred recycling and waste management partner to Highland Park, Wheaton, Skokie, Evanston, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, Golf, Deerfield and more. LRS is committed to raising awareness and fostering discussion on the importance of recycling and environmental sustainability in the communities it serves.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems was born in 2012 by way of a merger between two of Chicago’s strongest waste recycling companies: Lakeshore Waste Services and Recycling Systems, Inc.
Lakeshore Waste Services (LWS), was founded in 2001 by a veteran of one of the largest waste management companies in the world. LWS grew from a one-truck/one-route operation into a 60-truck company serving most of northern and northwestern Illinois. LWS grew its success by practicing the bedrock principles on which it was founded: offering first-rate customer services that don’t break the bank.
Recycling Systems, Inc. was founded in 1999 by veterans of the waste and recycling industry in Forest Park, Illinois. In 2005, RSI built two 25,000-square-foot recycling and transfer buildings and established its footprint in Chicago. Today LRS operates these transfer facilities with pride as they are viewed within the industry as the gold standard of transfer facilities, providing solutions that divert waste and debris from entering landfills. RSI optimized the waste stream by finding outlets for recyclable materials that today are sorted at LRS facilities. Today, LRS exceeds the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification points and is compliant with the City of Chicago’s Recycling Ordinance. RSI’s 55-fleet operation served Chicago-area residents, general contractors, and demolition and excavation companies for more than 16 years.
Today, Lakeshore Recycling Systems combines the strongest attributes of both LWS and RSI to deliver the highest levels of customer service and a broad selection of equipment to fit any size and type of project. LRS offers the region’s most comprehensive recycling and integrated waste management solutions at a competitive price. LRS remains resolute in its commitment to fostering meaningful dialogue and broad-scale awareness to educate the next generation on the importance of environmental sustainability.