Lake Barrington

Village of Lake Barrington Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program

Attention Lake Barrington Shore Residents: Homes are automatically scheduled to receive a 65-gallon cart for trash and 35-gallon cart for recycling.


Village of Lake Barrington Residents: Homes are automatically scheduled to receive a 95-gallon cart for trash and 65-gallon cart for recycling.


We look forward to your exclusive service provider. Please scroll down to read more about the program.

Effective November 1st, 2023, LRS will provide garbage, recycling, yard waste and fall leaf collection services for Village of Lake Barrington residents. LRS is a privately-owned company headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois with locations throughout Illinois and the Midwest. We are proud to be a partner in your community!


Detailed program information may be found on this page by clicking on the topic below or links to the right (facing) of this page. Program brochures will be mailed to all residences prior to the start of service. LRS-Lake Barrington Brochures can be found here for view/print. Extra copies will be made available at Village Hall.


LRS offers many other services for Lake Barrington residents including portable restrooms and large, open top construction style containers. Click on tab(s) below to learn more.


Important Service Transition Information


The new service with LRS will start on November 1st, 2023. However, LRS will start delivering waste carts in mid-October 2023. These carts will be placed curbside close to where your home will receive future services from LRS. Deliveries will take place all throughout the month of October. Different style carts are delivered at different times. You may place the LRS carts out for collection on your first service day with LRS. Service days are changing. Please reference the schedule below to confirm your service day.


LRS has partnered with the Village to enhance the current collection and provide a cart for every resident. LRS will only provide collection for the LRS branded carts that are provided under this new program. The current hauler will continue to provide collection through October 31st.




Lake Barrington and Lake Barrington Shores homes will receive a new 95-gallon garbage cart and 65-gallon recycle cart.


LRS also offers different cart sizes and additional carts to rent. Scroll down to Cart Options to learn more.


  • LRS crews will deliver new carts before WM removes their carts.
  • LRS carts may arrive at various times on different days.
  • You may have LRS & WM carts for several days.
  • LRS does not schedule cart delivery days or times.




  • WM carts will be removed October 30th
    • Do not use old carts after WM empties them the last week of October
    • Leave old WM carts empty at curb after service to be removed.
    • WM sends different crews to remove WM (not regular driver).








  • LRS will take the old carts as a bulk item on your regular collection day.
    • Tape a large note and write in bold marker so driver can see – “REMOVE CART.”
    • If a cart(s) is not removed on your collection day after the week of November 9th
    • Or call Customer Service at 844.633.3577 to submit a request to remove old cart




  • Start using new LRS carts once you have placed the WM carts out to be emptied by WM the last week of November.
  • WM will NOT empty LRS carts with materials.




Requests for different cart sizes and additional rental carts must be selected by October 11th, 2023, to be delivered with the initial delivery in early November. Selections made after October 11th,  will be delivered after the initial delivery is complete. LRS cannot guarantee delivery days or times with this type of delivery.


  • Garbage and recycle carts are available in different size options than the standard.
  • Lake Barrington Shores and Village of Lake Barrington: different cart options available!
  • Cart requests are to be submitted online through the LRS Cart Portal
    • LRS Cart Portal is at the top righthand section of this webpage
  • Unwanted carts should be used in the interim but must be left curbside to be exchanged.
  • Exchanges can take up to 2 weeks to complete




Please contact LRS Customer Service for all garbage, recyclable and yard waste questions, cart exchanges, misses, extra pick-ups and any general service inquiries.


Phone: 844.633.3577




You can also submit a support request in the upper right-hand corner of the page.


LRS and Village of Lake Barrington & Lake Barrington Shores Brochures


Click to View/Print Lake Barrington Brochure


Click to View/Print Lake Barrington Shores Brochure


Collection Schedule


Collection Days for Garbage, Recyclables, Yard Waste/Accepted Food Scraps in Lake Barrington and Lake Barrington Shores:


Lake Barrington Shores: Wednesday


Lake Barrington Village: Monday/Tuesday


  • All items need to be placed at curb or alley by 7:00AM
  • Contact LRS customer service for questions regarding collection day or time

Please refer to the schedule above for your designated service day. All garbage will be collected starting at 7AM on the service day, garbage is collected weekly. Service times are subject to change. LRS provides service for the Village and LBS between 7am and 7pm on the service day. LRS provides wheeled carts with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your garbage in. Additional carts available upon request to LRS customer service.


Garbage collection is unlimited. Residents are to use the LRS cart first for any garbage. Any garbage outside of the cart must be properly containerized and not weighing more than 50lbs when full.


Residents may use a non-LRS cart or container for waste materials that do not fit into the LRS issued cart, so long as it does not exceed 32 gallons, 50 lbs., and has two handles and a lid.


Village of Lake Barrington Carts


Lake Barrington Shore Carts

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Additional rental carts are available upon request to LRS customer service. 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
  • Each home will automatically receive a 65-gallon cart for recyclables
  • 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 will not be accepted
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recyclable items that can be placed out for collection, provided they are properly prepared and contained
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed
  • Additional rental recycling bins are available upon request to LRS in the larger size


Accepted Recyclables


  • Remove metal caps and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples
  • Envelopes with cellophane windows can be accepted
  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
  • Office paper, notebooks, computer print outs, hanging file folders, pastel colored sticky notes (no fluorescent), glossy brochures, index cards, greeting cards, stationery, fax paper, manila folders and envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Chipboard/paperboard – cereal, cracker, tissue, shoe, gift, and 6/12-pack boxes, paper towel tubes, and egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes must be flattened and cut
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Paperback books (no hardcover books)

Steel/Tin Cans

  • Empty and rinse, labels may be left on
  • Food cans and lids
  • Metal paint cans and lids (must be empty and dry, some dried paint residue is fine)
  • Metal lids are recyclable


  • Empty, rinse, do not crush or flatten, leave caps and tabs on
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Milk, soup, and juice

Aluminum Cans and Foil

  • Empty, rinse, do not crush or flatten
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (ball clean foil to 2 inches or larger, no flat foil or small balled up foil)
  • Pie plates & trays

Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Empty, rinse, labels are fine to leave on
  • All glass colors are accepted

Plastic Containers

  • Leave plastic screw top caps on empty bottles and jars
  • Empty and rinse; labels may be left on
  • Bottles include: Water, soda, juice, laundry detergent, soap/shampoo, health and beauty products and cleaners
  • Tubs include: coffee, tofu, cottage cheese, yogurt, margarine tubs, fruit or lettuce
  • Jugs include: milk and juice
  • Jars include: mayo, peanut butter

Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through November 30th on the same service day as your garbage and recycling. Yard waste will only be collected from the curbside and must be placed out by 7 AM on the collection day. Residents can use stickers or enroll in the subscription program. Please read below for guidelines.


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.


Organic Food Scrap may be mixed in with yard waste April through November.


Organic Food Scraps Accepted: bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, and vegetables


All Food Scraps need to be in a lidded rigid container.


Unacceptable materials include sod, dirt, artificial Christmas trees, wreath greenery and garland (not considered yard waste).


Subscription Yard Waste Services

The subscription yard waste program is an annual fee charged by LRS. Residents on this program may place up to 6 metal or plastic containers or biodegradable paper Kraft bags. Each bag or container may not exceed 30 gallons and 50lbs when full. Bundles may also be placed out not exceeding 4 feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and 50lbs in weight. If there are more than 6 bags, containers or bundles, one (1) waste sticker must be affixed for every additional bag/bundle/container.


Sticker Yard Waste Services

Residents may place out plastic containers, metal containers, or biodegradable kraft bags. Each container/bag placed out for collection must have one sticker attached. Containers and bags may not exceed 30gallons and 50lbs when full. Bundles may also be placed out not exceeding 4 feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and 50lbs in weight. One sticker is required per bundle.


Christmas Trees

LRS will provide an annual special collection of Christmas trees at no charge starting on your first day of service after Christmas through the first two weeks of January.

  • The tree must be real, not artificial, not in any plastic bags and free of tinsel, lights, ornaments and not frozen to the ground.
  • Trees must be placed curbside
  • Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire, or plastic or in plastic bags will not be included in this special collection
  • 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

During the month of November each year LRS will provide fall leaf collection. This program includes unlimited collection bagged leaves on a weekly basis. For the bagged leaf program residents must place the leaves into a Kraft bag or 30-gallon containers at the curb to be picked up, and the containers or bags must weigh less than 50 pounds. No stickers are required for the Leaf Bag Service.

The Village of Lake Barrington LRS residential yard waste sticker can be used on yard waste/organics. The stickers are available for purchase at the same retailers beginning in late October.


Please be aware, LRS will not accept WM stickers at the start of service on November 1st 2023.


Please read each section to find out how many stickers are required for items placed out for collection.

If a single household item is too large to fit in a cart, then it is considered a bulk item. LRS will accept one bulk item each week! Please place the bulk item next to your trash cart on your regularly scheduled collection day.


If the item is heavier than 50 lbs., please contact LRS to schedule the collection with our customer experience team so they can provide adequate equipment to handle the item safely. Additional bulk items placed out on the same day will require prepayment and prescheduling.


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


For health and safety reasons, mattresses should be wrapped in plastic to be collected. Plastic mattress wrap can be found online or 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.


Please call LRS if you are unsure 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

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

Examples of Appliances or White Goods:

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 Appliances & White Goods

All appliances/white goods must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS by calling customer service.


Please contact us at or call 844.633.3577 to schedule.

Electronic waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in your normal trash). The items below are not included in your curbside collection and need to be taken to a secure drop-off locations. Please contact SWALCO for more information. 847.336.9340.

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 Lake County. Please refer to the attached webpage for the most up to date information: Household Chemical Waste (HCW) | Lake County SWALCO, IL

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

Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to for items you are unsure of. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are considered a Special Refuse Collection. 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


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 Year’s Day                             Independence Day                                      Christmas Day


Memorial Day                                Thanksgiving Day                                        Labor Day

Residents are billed for refuse services through the Village. LRS only bills for additional containers, special services and yard waste subscription. Please reach out to the Village with any billing questions.

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


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 or recycling is not collected on the service day by 7pm, please contact LRS by calling 844.633.3577 or email 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.

Recycling & Organics Guide