Business Development Opportunities

Business Development and Acquisitions

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) has experienced substantial growth over the past several years and we are looking for outstanding companies to join the LRS family in order to continue this tradition of exceptional expansion. For nearly 20 years, Chicago-based LRS has been the leader in the waste and recycling industry. LRS is the largest independent waste and recycling company in Illinois and currently operate seven facilities throughout Chicagoland. It is also the second largest portable restroom provider in Illinois as well operating 20% of the roll-off market in Illinois.

We at LRS are continually seeking established waste and recycling companies in the Midwest that share our passion for sustainability to join the LRS Family. We strive to develop a positive, long-term partnership by respecting the legacy of your business that was created through hard work, and caring for employees.

Below are our most recent acquisitions that have been incorporated into the LRS family.

Giving back to the community

Our commitment to sustainability and diversion of waste through cutting-edge services will keep the thousands of businesses and communities we serve both clean and eco-friendly. Our current line of innovative technology includes a fully operational single-stream recycling facility, biodiesel and CNG powered fleet and the nation’s first privately-held aerobic digester.

Instilled Safety Culture

We take every measure possible to ensure that our team members perform their duties safely and efficiently. Safety is the backbone of our company and a value we do not take lightly. We promote our #LiveSafety safety campaign on Facebook and Twitter and mail our employees safety cards every month. We also promote our Safety Sunday message every week to ensure that our followers know important safety tips. We believe it’s necessary to not only promote safety within our company, but the communities we serve as well.

Exceptional Industry Standards

LRS holds itself to the highest standards in regards to sustainability, customer service and fiscal responsibility. We seek companies that reflect our core company values to produce innovative and environmentally-responsible waste and recycling solutions through commitment towards a sustainable world.

Types of Businesses we look to Acquire in the Midwest

  • Solid waste and recycling collection (commercial and residential)
  • Portable restroom services
  • Roll-off services
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Transfer stations


Our award-winning team of executives will work with you every step of the way to ensure that the LRS induction process is easy, fair and that you and the team members within your organization are respected during and after the transition.

If you would like more information regarding selling your waste or recycling business please click here. One of our LRS Management members will be in touch to discuss further.

Want to learn more about Lakeshore Recycling Systems?

Holiday Service Update

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, services will be delayed the week of November 22. LRS will not be providing services on Thursday, November 25th, and the rest of the week will be delayed by one day after November 25th. Delayed services will include residential waste, recycling and yard waste. The normal service schedule will resume Monday, November 29th.

For more information regarding your specific service area, click here.

Thank you and have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

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