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Geneva Residential Waste & Recycling

City of Geneva

LRS began serving as the city’s official residential hauler for waste, recycling and organics on July 1, 2018. We are excited to continue providing Geneva residents with the Midwest’s best and most reliable hauling services.

 

FYI, the existing blue refuse stickers with an expiration date of June 30, 2023 will be valid through the month of July 2023 as part of the new contract

Weekly Pickups

Garbage is collected on Thursday or Friday of each week depending on the location of the residence. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed at the curb between 7 p.m. the previous night and 6 a.m. the day of collection.

 

Residents can dispose of their trash with a “pay as you throw” user base model using waste stickers or subscribe to an LRS garbage cart that carries a monthly charge.

 

New to Geneva? Start your garbage service by contacting LRS’ customer experience center.

 

Please note, the City’s garbage contract does not apply to residents of the Mill Creek subdivision, which is unincorporated. Please call Kane County regarding garbage questions.

Stickers

Residents choosing the “pay as you throw” option must place one waste sticker on each bag or trash can. Please note, cans must be limited to 32 gallons or 50 pounds. Items over 50 pounds may need to be scheduled for removal.

 

Stickers placed on trash cans must be visible from the street and looped around the handles for the LRS driver to easily rip off. Customers risk not having their garbage picked up if they affix stickers flatly onto a garbage can or lid.

 

Sticker prices and retail locations are available online. Residents also can purchase the stickers in sheets online via the City’s website.

 

Yard waste and bulk items also require waste stickers.

 

FYI, the existing blue refuse stickers with an expiration date of June 30, 2023 will be valid through the month of July 2023 as part of the new contract.

LRS Garbage Carts

Residents can choose to dispose of their trash with a garbage cart issued from LRS. Carts come in 35, 65 or 95-gallon sizes, all of which carry a monthly subscription charge. No refuse stickers are necessary when utilizing the carts.

20-Gallon Waste Bags

Residents also have the option of purchasing 20-gallon waste bags that are sold in rolls of 10 at select locations. See garbage rates for price details.

 

Non-LRS Resident Owned Containers

Garbage, receptacles, containers, boxes, plastic bags and individual item guide:

  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip
  • Garbage must be contained and fit inside the container when full
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 33-gallons
  • Loose garbage bags may not exceed 33-gallons, and must be securely tied
  • Bags and containers may not exceed 50lbs when full
  • Service includes one (1) 35, 65 or 95 gallon cart with wheels and a flip-top lid.
  • LRS provides each home with unlimited collection of recyclables (so long as they are properly contained).
  • Contact Customer Service by calling 844.633.3577 to request a different size cart or rent an additional cart.
  • Recyclables are collected on the same day as garbage and yard waste (in season).
  • Use the LRS cart for recyclable materials.
  • For any extra recyclables placed out for collection, mark as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it.
  • Plastic bags and film will NOT be collected in the recycle cart.

Yard waste will be picked up on people’s scheduled garbage collection day beginning in April through Nov. 30. Yard waste should be placed in a Kraft brown paper bag, which may not weigh more than 50 pounds, and set out with the trash. A waste sticker will need to be affixed to each bag.

 

During the third and fourth full weeks in March, residents can dispose of yard waste for free. No stickers are required. While LRS strongly prefers the use of yard waste bags, residents who pay for a designated LRS yard waste cart also can use that cart during the free collection period.

 

Both the City’s yard waste and curbside leaf collection programs wrap up at the end of November. However, residents with leaves on the ground can take advantage of the leaf bag program during December.

 

Yard Waste Carts

LRS also does offer an optional 65-gallon yard waste cart to residents for a monthly fee. Call the company’s customer service number to have a cart delivered to your home.

 

Geneva residents are also able to combine food scraps with their yard waste from April through November. Food scraps cannot be combined with yard waste during the free collection in March. Learn more about how LRS’ food scrap program.

 

What is Considered Yard Waste?

Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter not exceeding 4’ in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.

 

What are considered acceptable food scraps?

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

 

Approved yard waste containers and bags

  • 2-ply, biodegradable yard waste bags or personal containers placed out for collection on the service day.
  • Personal cans/containers labeled YARD WASTE and weighing less than 50lbs when full.
  • Brush and branches must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string (no metal). Each bundle must be no longer than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.
  • Individual branches must be no larger than 2” in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.

 

Christmas Trees

LRS will be picking up live Christmas trees during the first 2 weeks of every January. Residents must set trees out curbside with their trash and recycling on their regular day of service · Live Christmas trees will be collected on residents’ garbage collection day. · No refuse sticker is needed during this period. Residents must place the trees outside with their trash no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled refuse pickup day. To ensure the timeliness and integrity of the schedule, LRS crews will not return for special pickups. Once a street has been completed, trees will not be collected until the following week. *Garbage pickup delayed one day later than normal the week of Jan. 2 due to New Year’s Day holiday. OTHER IMPORTANT INFO · Trees discarded after the first two weeks of January will require one Geneva refuse sticker. · Please remove all hard materials from the tree prior to disposal, including ornaments, nails, stands, etc. · All wreaths and roping must be included with normal trash on residents’ normal collection day

Bulk items are objects that are too large to fit into a garbage cart or can. Each bulk item will require one waste sticker.

 

Carpet rolls must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter.

 

If a bulk item is deemed hazardous, unacceptable for landfills, or weighs more than 50 pounds, that item will not be taken by the waste hauler. Please schedule a special pickup with LRS for these types of items.

 

White Goods

“White Goods” are appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc. that are containing CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches, or other hazardous components. These items will require one sticker per item. White goods will usually be collected separately by a box truck at the end of the day.

 

Mattresses

Residents must wrap or enclose an old mattress in plastic and set it out at the curb on their normal garbage day. An unwrapped mattress will not be collected by LRS. One refuse sticker will be required per item for disposal.

 

Do It Yourself Construction

Home remodeling debris 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 call LRS and schedule service for these items. Costs will be assessed by the yard.

Geneva residents can dispose of old or unwanted electronics during their normal garbage day each week. Residents must tag each item or bundle the devices with the appropriate number of waste stickers. The required number of stickers will remain constant throughout the five-year contract with LRS.

 

Electronics recycling includes, but is not limited to, computers, monitors, televisions, printers, keyboards, fax machines, VCRs, portable digital music players, DVD players, video game consoles, computer mice, scanners, digital TV converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, and small-scale servers.

Cost Breakdown

 

ItemSizeRequired Refuse Stickers
TVs and MonitorsAny size15 stickers per item
Bundles of E-WasteSmall box, under 50 lbs5 stickers per box
Individual ItemAny size1 sticker per item

Curbside Collection Service

Residents can schedule a curbside pickup online with Clean Harbors Environmental Services or by calling 866-466-5060. Clean Harbors is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

 

After scheduling an appointment, a customer service representative will provide instructions on how to package the household materials for pickup.

 

Residents can schedule one home collection per year to dispose of automotive fluids, pesticides, household cleaning chemicals, fertilizers, latex paint, and more. A full list of accepted items is available online. There is a 70-pound weight limit per collection.

 

The program is for residential customers only, and no business materials will be collected.

 

Geneva has partnered with Kane County, which will be administering the program. More program information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.

 

Batteries

Household batteries can be safely recycled during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) at the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

 

Drop-off Center

The Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off is one of four statewide locations with funding from the EPA (the others are Lake County, Chicago and Rockford). The facility is currently funded in partnership by the Illinois EPA, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County and the Cities of Aurora and Naperville.

Location: 156 Fort Hill Drive, just north of the Naperville Public Works Department located at Fort Hill Drive and Jefferson Avenue
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday (except holidays)
Contact: Naperville Public Works (weekdays) at 630-420-6095 for inquiries
Website: City of Naperville

“White Goods” are appliances that contain CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers etc). These items will be taken but need to be free of the above referenced material. LRS will collect one “white good” or appliance per week with a sticker attached. Prescheduling to LRS Customer Service is required. Any additional items requested to be serviced on the same day must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS. 

 

Examples of White Goods or Appliances

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top & 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

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 and 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, flooded basement or large clean out(s). Examples of Special Refuse Collection items include a sleeper sofa, construction debris item(s), TV console and entertainment center. 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 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

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 LRS can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.

New Years Day                              Independence Day                                      Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                Thanksgiving Day                                        Labor Day

 

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.

For more information, questions and to arrange services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 844.633.3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.

 

Improperly prepared materials placed for collection will not be collected.

 

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 landscape waste is not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by 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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