Lisle Township Residential Waste & Recycling

Unincorporated Lisle Township Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste Collection Program

Waste Service for the Unincorporated Lisle Township Community

Refuse Collection

Please have all items curbside by 6:00 AM on collection day to ensure pick-up.

Service Options

Unincorporated Lisle Township residents may choose from a Subscription Service program or use Service Stickers (garbage stickers) for every container or bag of garbage placed out for collection.


Option 1: Subscription Program

  • Includes weekly collection of garbage and recyclables
  • Includes one LRS Garbage Cart and one LRS Recycle Cart (35, 65, 95-Gallon Carts)
    • 35 Gallon Garbage Cart plus Recycle Cart (any size)
    • 65 Gallon Garbage Cart plus Recycle Cart (any size) 
    • 95 Gallon Garbage Cart plus Recycle Cart (any size) 
  • LRS offers any size additional Garbage Carts for $3.00 each, per month with the 95-gallon subscription program. Additional carts may not be a larger size than the subscription size cart.
  • Personal Approved Containers may also be used for additional garbage
  • Service Stickers are required for:
    • Yard Waste and Organics placed out in bags or Personal Approved Containers
    • Bulk Items
    • Appliances

Option 2: Sticker Program

  • Includes weekly collection of garbage and recyclables
  • Requires one (1) Service Sticker for each Personal Approved Container of garbage or loose garbage bag
  • Includes one(1) 65 Gallon LRS Recycle Cart
  • Service Stickers are also required for:
    • Yard Waste and Organics placed out in bags or Personal Approved Containers
    • Bulk Items
    • Appliances

Additional Collection Guidelines

  • Personal Approved Containers may not exceed 33 gallons, or 50 pounds when full, and must have two handles. LRS is prohibited from servicing carts that are branded with a different waste hauler name.  Garbage must be contained completely fitting inside the container, when full.
  • Loose garbage bags may not exceed 30 gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Latex Paint must be completely dried and should be placed in plastic garbage bag. To ensure latex paint is completely dried mix kitty litter, sawdust or oil absorb into the wet paint, and leave the lid off for 48 hours. Latex paint can lids may be recycled so long as the paint is completely dried.
  • Carpet Rolls must be tied in rolls not to exceed 4 feet in length, or 18 inches in diameter.
  • Special Collection is available for other items or materials not included in your regular service plan. Call LRS at 844-633-3577 to arrange for an estimate, prepay and schedule collection.

Recycling Collection

A recycle cart and collection service is offered with the SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE PROGRAM and STICKER PROGRAM. There is no additional charge for one recycle cart and weekly collection service.

  • SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM users may select from a 35, 65, or 95-Gallon LRS Recycle Cart.
  • STICKER PROGRAM users will receive a 65-Gallon LRS Recycle Cart. Sticker Program users will need to submit a request for the cart after August, 1, 2020. Carts are not automatically delivered after the initial transition of service. Contact LRS by phone or email to submit a request if you have recently moved into a new home in unincorporated Lisle Township and would like to receive your complimentary recycle cart.
  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste. There is no additional charge for recycle service.
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycle materials.
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recycle items that can be placed out for collection, provided it’s properly prepared and containerized.
  • Personal Approved Containers may not exceed 33 gallons, or 50 pounds when full, and must have two handles. LRS is prohibited from servicing carts that are branded with a different waste hauler name. Recyclables must be contained completely fitting inside the container, when full.
  • LRS offers additional recycle carts in various sizes for $3.00 per cart, per month.

Acceptable Recyclables

Please be sure to properly prepare recycle materials before placing them in your recycle cart. This list provides a basic guide to materials accepted with the curbside collection program. Click here to learn about options for materials not shown.


  • Remove metal clips and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples. Envelopes with cellophane windows are 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 & 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 & Jars

  • Empty, Rinse, Labels are ok 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

Lisle Township Annual Clean-Up Day is Saturday, October 21, 2023


All residents who participate in curbside collection programs (subscription cart service or the sticker program) will have the option of disposing of an unlimited amount of refuse and household debris by placing it curbside for pick up. The material must be prepared in the same manner as you would for any other collection day.


To participate, all residents who have service with LRS must affix 5 Lisle Township purple service stickers to materials set out for disposal. All items must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection as crews will be unable to return to an area once they’ve passed through.

Clean Up Day Guidelines


  • Clean up day includes standard household refuse/garbage only. See below for items that will not be collected as part of the program.
  • Materials requiring special handling and equipment are not included.
  • All items must be placed to the curb by 6 a.m., Saturday morning, to ensure collection.
  • Resident owned, 33-35 gallon or approved garbage containers are considered one (1) item.
  • Mattress and box springs must be fully sealed in plastic. Disposal bags are available at various moving, storage and hardware store, but any type of plastic wrapping is acceptable.
  • All bags of refuse must be tied and secured. Loose bags with holes will not be accepted.
  • Bags and personal containers must not exceed 35 gallons and weigh less than 50 pounds.

Items Not Included/not Accepted on Clean-Up Day


The following items will NOT be collected on Clean-up Day:


  • Appliances
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
  • Building and/or Construction Materials
  • Railroad Ties
  • Yard Waste
  • Tires
  • Excessively heavy items requiring special handling or equipment (piano/organ)

LRS Customer Service


Yard Waste & Organics Collection


You may choose between Non-Subscription Yard Waste and Organics Program or Subscription Yard Waste and Organics Program. Organic Food Scraps may be mixed in with either (sticker or subscription) yard waste during the yard waste season.


  • Yard waste Season is April 1st through November 30th of each year; collected on the same day of the week as garbage and recycling.
  • There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that may be placed out for collection provided it’s properly prepared and paid for in accordance with the program option selected.
  • Organic Food Scrap may be mixed with yard waste and includes: bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, egg shells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta shells, and vegetables.


Non-subscription Yard Waste & Organics Program

Lisle Township residents can have their yard waste removed with one sticker
attached to each loose Kraft bag or personal container. The personal container
would need to have 2 handles and be 35 gallon in capacity of less. The personal
container would need to be marked as Yard Waste for it to be serviced. Each bag
and personal container would need to be under 50lbs in weight to be serviced by
the driver.


Subscription Yard Waste & Organics Program

LRS offers an optional 35-gallon, 65-gallon or 95-gallon yard waste/organics
container to residents for an annual fee. Subscription yard waste is billed in
advance and would be reflected on your April invoice. Any additional yard waste
bundles, containers or bags would need one sticker attached to each for it to be
removed. Each container, bundle and bag would need to weigh under 50lbs to be




  • 35 or 65-Gallon Yard Waste & Organics Cart Program cost is $102.52.
  • 95-Gallon Yard Waste & Organics Cart Program cost is $115.

Additional Yard Waste & Organic Collection Guidelines

  • Personal Containers used for yard waste must meet the following requirements:
    • Container must be marked clearly for the driver to see with “Yard Waste”, “YW” or “X”.  Place out for collection with mark facing the street.
    • Containers must have two handles or a grip.
    • Yard Waste and Organic materials must be contained inside the container and not exceeding capacity.
    • Personal Containers may not exceed 33-gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard Waste Bags are to be a minimum of 2-ply, biodegradable paper, not to exceed 30 gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard Waste Brush Bundles or Limbs may not exceed 4 inches long, 2 feet in diameter, and may not contain limbs greater than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Yard Waste Bundles must be tied with biodegradable twine or string.
  • Stumps or root balls should be bagged and thrown into regular garbage. For extra-large stumps or root balls, contact LRS for a special collection, or a local landscape company.
  • Christmas Tree Collection will occur the first three (3) FULL weeks of January at no charge. Trees longer than 7’ must be cut in half. Trees must be completely free of all decorations and may not be in plastic bags.

Service Stickers


  • Service Stickers are used for Garbage, Yard Waste and Organics, Bulk Items, and Appliances.

  • Service Stickers are $4.45 each.

Stickers – Sold at the Following Locations:


  • Lisle Township Office- 4711 Indiana Avenue, Lisle
  • Jewel Food- 1156 Maple Avenue, Lisle
  • Jewel Food – 1227 S Naper Blvd, Naperville
  • Wannamaker’s – 1940 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove
  • Jewel Food – 127 E Ogden Avenue, Naperville
  • Douglas Ace Hardware – 1212 S Naper Blvd, Naperville

Bulk Items & Appliances


Bulk items will be collected weekly the same day as garbage, recycling, yard waste and organics. Examples of bulk items include: chair, large toy, mattress, box spring, love seat sofa, furnishings and fixtures.


Items requiring special equipment or more than the service driver to handle are not considered a bulk item and require a special collection. Please contact LRS to inquire.


  • Bulk items require a minimum of two (2) Service Stickers
  • Items weighing over 100 pounds will require one additional Service Sticker for every 50 pounds of weight
  • Please note: mattresses and box springs, without exception, will need to be sufficiently wrapped in plastic in order to be collected

Appliance/white Good Collection


Appliances/White Goods are not collected by the garbage or recycle driver. These are handled differently than other materials. If you would like to ensure collection of an appliance on your normal day of collection, please provide notification at least three days prior to your day of collection (Monday through Friday).


  • Contact LRS Customer Service to schedule collection of an appliance or white good at 844-633-3577
  • Appliances require a minimum of two (2) Service Stickers

Billing & Invoice Options

  • LRS bills in advance on a quarterly basis every January, April, July and October.
  • Invoices will be sent to your SERVICE ADDRESS, unless you provide LRS with a different mailing address.
  • Paperless Billing is available by registering online at:
  • Pay your bill or select Auto-Pay online at:
  • Mail Payment:

PO BOX 4700
CAROL STREAM, IL 60197-4700

Phone: (847) 779-7500

  • Call LRS Customer Service for assistance with paperless billing, paying your bill or registering for auto-pay at 844-633-3577.