Awards

Awards

LRS is an award winning company recognized for the company’s achievements in providing sustainable services, fast-paced growth, providing exceptional services, the company’s commitment to safety and being an industry leader that goes beyond the status quo. To view LRS’s past awards, see the list below.

American Business Awards (ABA)

Gold Stevie Awards
  • Executive of the Year-Diversified Service Industries: Alan Handley (2016)
  • Product Management Development Executive of the Year: Rich Golf (2016)
  • Marketer of the Year: Meaghan Johnson (2016)
  • Best Orientation Video Welcoming Top Talent (2017)
  • Best Innovative Service – SamurAITM Self-Sorting Robot (2019)
Silver Stevie Awards
  • Company of the Year (2016)
  • Most Innovative Company of the Year (2016)
  • Executive of the Year: Kenneth Williams (2016)

Bronze Stevie Awards

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year (2016)
  • Customer Service Department of the Year (2016)
  • Fastest Growing Company of the Year (2016)
  • Executive of the Year: John Larsen (2016)
  • Best Facebook Page (2016)
  • Information Technology Team of the Year (2016)
  • Best Branded Entertainment (2016)
  • Best Twitter Page (2017)
  • Branded Entertainment (2017)
  • Executive Vice President of Collection Operations (2019
  • Most Innovative Company of the Year (2019)
  • Fastest Growing Company (2019)
  • Best Online Crisis Communication: COVID-19 (2020)
  • Fastest Growing Company of the Year (2021)
  • Best Rebranding Campaign of the Year (2021)

Grand Stevie Award (2016)

Best and brightest companies to work for in the nation® (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Better business bureau torch award for workplace ethics honorable mention (2017)
Better business bureau torch award for workplace ethics winner (2018)
Business intelligence group sustainability service of the year (2021)
Chicago’s best and brightest companies to work for® (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Chicago public schools best partnership (June 2014)
City of west Chicago brilliance in business award (2018)
Communitas Awards
  • Excellence In Community Service – Community Partnership (2020)
  • Excellence In Community Service – Making A Difference (2020)
  • Excellence In Community Service – Philanthropy (2021)
  • Excellence In Corporate Social Responsibility – Leadership In Ethical And Environmental Responsibility (2021)
  • Excellence In Corporate Social Responsibility – Sustainability (2021)
Construction And Demolition Recycling Association Best Practices In Safety Gold Award (2018, 2019)
Crain’s Chicago Business- Largest Privately Held Companies (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Crain’s Fast 50 (2019, 2020)
Daily Herald Business Ledger Annual Awards For Business Excellence (2018)
Environmental Leader Top Product Of The Year (July 2016)
Inc. 5000 – Fastest Growing Private Companies In America (2021)
International Business Awards (Iba)

Bronze

Most Valuable Service (2020)

Swana covid-19 safety honorable mention (2021)
Swana overall safety award (2018)

Telly Awards

SILVER
  • The Recycling Revolution- Corporate Image (2017)
  • The Sustainability Mission (2018)
BRONZE
  • Recycling Reimagined- Employee Communications (2017)
  • The Sustainability Mission (2018)
  • Join the Team Transform the Industry (2018)
Underground contractors association management’s commitment to safety excellence award (2019)
Waste 360 top 100 waste and recycling haulers of north america (2015, 2016)
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