Elm Springs

City of Elm Springs Refuse, Recycling & Composting Program

LRS is the exclusive provider for refuse (garbage), recycling and composting waste for the City of Elm Springs. LRS offers many other services for Elm Springs residents including bulk item collection, annual clean-up events, and large, open top construction style containers as well.  We are proud to be a partner in your community!

For more information on the required collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below.

Clarendon Hills Residential Waste & Recycling

Garbage is collected on Wednesday in the City of Elm Springs. All items need to be placed out to the curb the night before the service day. LRS offers wheeled carts for garbage with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your refuse in.  Anything outside of the cart will be left behind unless utilizing the yellow bag program. All residents should use the LRS issued cart for garbage materials. LRS offers additional waste carts for an additional rental fee.


Base Service

This service option is available for all residents within the city limits. One (1) 95-gallon waste cart will be provided for weekly collection services. Anything outside the container will be left behind unless placed in a yellow bag purchased at City Hall. Additional carts are available upon request.

Service option(s) available with or without curbside recycling.

Please contact Customer Service if you have any further questions regarding your choice of service.


Senior Service

This option can be utilized by residents who create a low volume of residential waste and are 65 years of age and older. Residents who elect to enroll in this program must provide proof of age to LRS.  One (1) 95-gallon waste cart will be provided for weekly collection services. Anything outside the container will be left behind unless placed in a yellow bag purchased at City Hall.

Service option available with or without curbside recycling.

Please contact Customer Service if you have any further questions regarding your choice of service.

LRS provides one (1) 95-gallon recycling cart for each household by default. Additional carts are available upon request. All service program options are available with recycling services, please contact LRS Customer Service if you wish to opt out of recycling service.



Accepted recyclables include:  Corrugated Cardboard, Chip Board, Newsprint, Magazines, Junk Mail/Residential Paper Mix, Phone Books, Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans, Number 1 (PET) Plastic Bottles, Number 2 (HOPE) Plastic Bottles

Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.

LRS will collect one (1) bulk item per month, along with your regular garbage at no additional fee. Bulk items are small furniture items or toys that do not fit in the cart.

Examples of bulk items include: chair, love seat, couch or section of a couch, small desk, table or children’s bicycle.


Prescheduling is required to service any bulk items. Please contact LRS customer service to schedule the next available collection day.   

Residents may also bring bulk items directly to the office and pay for disposal of the item there.

Yard waste is collected   on the same day as refuse and recyclables.


What is Considered Compost?

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.

Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds and grass clippings and yard trimmings.


Approved Compost Containers or Bags

Green Bag Compost Program will be offered for weekly curbside collections. Bags are available for purchase at Elm Springs City Hall.

DIY Construction

Home remodeling waste that includes, but is not limited to drywall, plywood, paneling, lumber, doors, windows, cabinets, porcelain fixtures, sod, fencing, 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

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

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

Contact LRS at 479-878-1384 for any items you are unsure about. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service.  LRS does not guarantee collection of every item.

  • LRS bills quarterly in advance
  • Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner
  • Invoices will be mailed to the service address unless another address is provided
  • To establish service, please contact LRS customer service

For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 479-878-1384.


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. An exchange fee will be applied and billed to the resident if requesting a new cart due to damage not incurred during the collection process or odors.


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 calling 479-878-1384.

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

The holidays below will impact service only if it falls before or on your day of service, Sunday – Friday. Holidays falling on a Saturday will not impact your collection day. LRS observes and will be closed for the six holidays below:

New Year’s Day                               Independence Day                                         Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                  Thanksgiving Day                                            Labor Day