City of Lowell Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste

LRS provides the City of Lowell residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste.  LRS offers many other services for Lowell 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 Monday-Thursday in the City of Lowell. Please contact customer service to confirm your service day. All items need to be placed out to the curb the night before your 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. All residents should use the LRS issued cart for garbage materials. LRS can provide an additional cart for waste with an added rental fee.


Base Rate Service

This service option is for all residents included within the city limits. One (1) 95-gallon waste cart will be provided for weekly collection services. Anything outside the container will be left. This service option also includes a 95-gallon recycling cart. Rental carts are also available, please contact customer service to rent an additional bin.


Senior Base Rate Service

This option can be utilized by residents who create a low volume of residential waste and are 65 years of age and older. One (1) 65-gallon waste cart will be provided for weekly collection services. Anything outside the container will be left. This service option also includes a 65-gallon recycling cart. Residents who wish to participate in this senior base rate program must enroll by contacting LRS.  


Senior/Disabled Low Volume Blue Bag Service

For residents who seldom have waste and are 65 years of age and older, the bag program may be the option for you. Instead of having carts on site, bags can be purchased for a small fee at City Hall and placed out weekly for service. Residents 65 years of age and older can apply for this program by contacting LRS.

LRS provides one (1) cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in the 95-gallon size. Additional carts are available upon request. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.


Please contact LRS customer service if you have any questions on how to dispose of any of the non-accepted recyclable materials.

LRS will collect bulk items on the service day, along with your regular garbage. Bulk items need to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS. 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.

Call LRS to schedule your bulk item service.

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


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.

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 Yard Waste Containers or Bags

To use this program, residents must purchase brown paper yard waste bags. Bags are available for purchase from Garner Building Supply located at 125 E. Locust Street, in Rogers as well as LRS Waste’s office in Bethel Heights. These bags will be picked up curbside on your regular solid waste and recycling pickup day. Please call LRS Waste at 479-878-1384 to schedule your yard waste pickup.

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.

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 holidays below:

New Year’s Day | Christmas Day | Thanksgiving Day