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VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD WASTE, RECYCLING & YARD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

LRS began serving as the village’s official residential hauler for waste, recycling and organics on April 1, 2021,  We are excited to provide Deerfield residents with Chicagoland’s best and most reliable hauling services.

We know that Deerfield residents have high standards when it comes to their weekly waste and recycling service.  Our drivers, customer service and dispatchers are excited to get started.

With one of Chicagoland’s first 12-month food waste and organics programs, each resident receives one 35-gallon food waste/organics cart to complement their waste and recycling carts. This makes Deerfield one of the area’s most proactive communities when it comes to reducing the large amounts of food waste that end up in landfills, and the greenhouse gases that material produces.

Deerfield Residential Waste & Recycling

Cart Service

LRS Trash Can Sizes

Each single-family home has the option to receive  a 35, 65 or 95-gallon trash and recycling cart. All food waste/organics carts will be 35-gallon in size.

Your waste, recycling and food waste/organics will be collected on the same day, year-round in separate trucks.  We strongly advise that your carts are out for service between 7PM the night before service, and 6AM the day of service.  Collection will start no earlier than 7AM, and end by 6PM each service day.

Garbage is collected Monday through Wednesday in the Village of Deerfield. If you are unsure of your service day, please contact customer service. Service times are subject to change.

Garbage collection is unlimited. Residents may use a non-LRS cart or container for waste or recycling materials that do not fit into the LRS issued cart so long as it does not exceed 35 gallons, 50 lbs. and has two handles. You are to use the LRS issued cart first. Loose bags can be placed out however they must not exceed 30 gallons and 50lbs per bag.

Please note: garbage mixed with yard waste, leaves or organic material will not be collected, as this material is not permitted in State of Illinois Landfills.

LRS provides waste carts in three different sizes to residents. If you would like to inquire about changing cart sizes, please email Service@LRSRecycles.com or call 844.NEED.LRS and any of our service representatives would be happy to assist (fees may apply).  

Residents may request an additional garbage cart for a monthly fee. Please contact LRS to do so.

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in 35, 65 and 95-gallon. Additional carts are available upon request. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials
  • Please MARK the additional box or container used as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it
  • Plastic bags with recycling material cannot be accepted
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recycled items that can be placed out for collection
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials inside

Residents will be able to set out unlimited amounts of stickered brown kraft bags filled with grass clippings.  Bundled twigs, branches and sticks will also be taken as long as they do not exceed 4’ in length and 18” in diameter.  Stickers may be purchased at the same retailers where they are currently purchased.

What is considered yard waste?

Yard waste, also known as landscape waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees and vines.

Guidelines

  • Residents are to use the 35-Gallon LRS yard waste cart first
  • Metal/plastic containers MARKED YW or YARD WASTE with 2 handles not exceeding 50 LBS/ 32 gallons
  • Biodegradable paper landscape & yard waste bags, not to exceed 50 LBS or 35-gallon capacity
  • LRS carts may be used for yard waste with subscription services

Christmas Trees

Until January 25th, we will begin to gladly collect your non-artificial Christmas trees as organic material – free of any tinsel, ornaments or lights.  Trees can be left loose (never in bags) in the area where you have regular service for trash and recycling.  Due to snow and ice, trees may not always be picked up on your service day as our drivers and trucks will be in the village all month for pickups.

The village of Deerfield and LRS are extremely pleased to offer Deerfield residents the ability to put out food waste/organics for curbside collection, weekly, year-round. Food waste accounts for nearly 20% of all material that ends up in landfills. Through this program, Deerfield residents will be able to do their part to offset this amount of material, which will help lessen greenhouse gas effects.

What are considered acceptable food scraps?

Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables

What are non-acceptable food scraps?

Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam

“Bulk Items” are items that are too large to fit into a cart or can. LRS will collect one bulk item per week at no charge. If a bulk item is deemed hazardous, unacceptable for landfills or weighs more than 50lbs, that item will not be taken. Please schedule a special pickup with LRS for these types of items. Any additional bulk items may be collected with one sticker attached on the same service day.

Examples of a bulk or large item exceeding the capacity of the LRS refuse (garbage) includes the following; bed frame, box spring (bed), bicycle, chair, love seat/sofa, one part of sectional couch, mattress, frame or wall picture, or a toy. These are only some examples as there are many items that may be considered a bulk item.

For health and safety reasons, mattresses are requested to be wrapped in plastic to be collected. Plastic mattress wrap can be found at local grocery stores, hardware stores, storage and moving outlets. If using loose plastic, it must be completely taped and secured on all corners with no exposure to the mattress.

Bulk items requiring special equipment and additional labor, such as a piano, sofa sleeper (couch with pull out bed) and large entertainment center, and construction debris are considered a Special Refuse Collection.

Call LRS if you are not sure if an item requires additional labor or equipment at 844.633.3577 or send a request with a photo of the item(s) by e-mail to Service@LRSrecycles.com.   

Stickers are blue in color and available at the following locations:

  • Village Hall (850 Waukegan Rd)
  • Jewel (16 S Waukegan Rd & 1600 Deerfield Rd.)
  • Craftwood Lumber (1590 Old Deerfield Rd.)
  • Heinen’s (2503 Waukegan Rd.)

Please review certain sections on this website for materials that may require stickers.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go into the regular garbage).

Electronic Waste Drop-off

For residents looking to dispose of electronics, a secure drop off location year-round for no charge please visit this link on the village’s website with information:  A SWALCO Collection | Deerfield, IL

Examples of E-Waste  

Computers | Computer Monitors | Televisions | Printers | Keyboards | Fax Machines | VCR’S | Portable Digital Music Players | DVD Player | Video Game Consoles | Computer Mouse | Scanners | Digital Converter Boxes | Cable Receivers | Satellite Receivers | DVD Recorders | Small-Scale Servers 

According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances. All HHW items are banned from the landfill and will not be collected with curbside collection. LRS encourages residents to take advantage of the drop-off facilities and additional options provided by Swalco  

Please contact or visit Lake County SWALCO, IL | Official Website for assistance with disposal of any hazardous material(s).

Examples of HHW:  

  • Oil Based Paints, Flammable Oils
    • Oil, Lead, Urethane, Chromium Based Paints, Shellac, Water or Driveway Sealer, Oil-Based Stain, Varnish  
  • Pesticides / Herbicides / Fertilizers 
    • Poison, Lawn Chemicals, Weed Killer  
  • Aerosols 
    • Spray-Paint, Hairspray, WD-40, Air Fresheners, Spray Adhesives, Oven Cleaner, Insecticide Bug Spray  
  • Automotive Chemicals / Fluids
    • Antifreeze, Brake or Transmission Fluid, Gasoline, Diesel, Motor Oil  
  • Household Cleaners (Acidic/Caustic)
    • Bleach, Ammonia, Muriatic Acids, Pool Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Solvents, Paint Stripper or Thinner 
  • Bulbs / Batteries 
    • Fluorescent bulbs, CFL, NiCad, Lithium, Lead Acid, – Automotive, Marine and Sump Pump Batteries 

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals, or they need to be recycled at a special location.

Examples of White Goods or Appliances

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top and Cooking Plate | Cooker or Bakers Oven | Dishwasher | Drying Cabinet | Freezer | Kitchen Stove or Oven Range | Microwave Oven | Refrigerator or Refrigeration equipment | Washing Machine | Water Heater

Scheduling Removal of White Goods or Appliances

All white goods and appliances must be prescheduled with LRS.

Contact LRS at 844-633-3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for any items you are unsure about. Please include your address as well as much detail regarding the item(s) as possible. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS provides special pick-ups or special collections for large amounts of garbage from a move-out or a flooded basement or large clean outs. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service. LRS does not guarantee collection of every item.

DIY Construction

Home remodeling waste that includes, but is not limited to drywall, plywood, paneling, lumber, doors, windows, cabinets, porcelain fixtures, sod, fencing, carpeting or padding, concrete or rocks will require special pickups. Residents will need to schedule service for these items and call to receive instructions on how to best prepare them for collection. Estimates will be provided, and items will be charged by the yard.

Dumpster Services

Residents also have the option of ordering a construction style, open top (roll-off) dumpster from LRS. Click here  to learn more about having an open top dumpster delivered.

LRS has expanded our temporary services division to create an easier customer experience. These temporary services include portable restroom rental and dumpster roll-offs of all sizes to contain your construction debris.

Contact us today to discover all the ways Lakeshore can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.

Holiday service will be provided one day later than regular collection if the holiday falls Sunday through Friday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, service will not be affected.  

New Years Day                                 Independence Day                                          Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                   Thanksgiving Day                                             Labor Day

Residents are billed for refuse services through the Village water bill. Please reach out to the Village at 847-945-5000 with any questions.  

The 2024 annual shredding event date has yet to be determined. Please visit this page or reach out to the village for the upcoming announcement. This will allow Deerfield residents to safely purge older and sensitive documents on-site.

For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or Saturday 7a.m. – Noon at 844-633-3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com

IMPROPERLY PREPARED MATERIALS placed for collection will not be collected. LRS will place a tag noting the reason items were left behind.

How do I clean my cart?

Fill the cart with hot water and a capful of vinegar or grease-cutting dish soap. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and rinse. Once the cart has been thoroughly rinsed, set the cart out with the lid open in the sun to dry.

What if I need my cart replaced?

Carts that are broken due to damage incurred during the collection are reported by the driver for replacement at no charge. Residents are encouraged to contact LRS if they notice damage to the cart during the collection process to request a replacement cart.

If damage occurs to the cart due to other reasons, please contact LRS to request a replacement cart.

Is this considered garbage?

Latex paint

Latex paint is considered regular garbage, but it must be completely dried, with the lid off so the driver is able to see inside the can. Dry latex paint by leaving lid off or open and/or mix kitty litter until the paint is completely absorbed. Do not place out for collection until the paint is completely dry.

Alkaline batteries

Alkaline batteries are considered regular garbage and should be thrown into the garbage. It is always recommended that tape be used on each end of the battery and placed into a plastic sandwich bag when disposing of them.

How do I report a missed pickup?

If your waste, recycling, or yard waste services are not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by either calling 844.633.3577 or e-mailing service@lrsrecycles.com

Please include your address and what service was missed.

You can also reach out by submitting a support request  in the top right-hand section of this webpage.

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