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Villa Park Residential Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Program

LRS provides the refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste services for Villa Park residents. LRS is a privately-owned company headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois with locations throughout the Midwest. LRS offers many other services for Villa Park residents including electronic waste recycling drop offs, portable restrooms and large and open top construction style containers. We are proud to be a partner in your community!

 

Villa Park Brochure

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Collection Program Overview

Collection Day and Time

  • All garbage, recycling, yard waste and brush will be collected between the times of 6AM and 6PM on your collection day
  • All items must be placed out for collection by 6 AM
  • Service time of day is never guaranteed and always subject to change
  • Please reference collection map for service day

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

  • Weekly collection includes unlimited collection of garbage, recycling, yard waste and brush
  • Each home receives a 95-gallon cart for garbage and 65-gallon cart for recycle
  • LRS carts are on wheels, with attached lid and long-handle bar
  • Weekly collection includes one bulk item that does not fit in your LRS cart per week
  • Appliances require special collection, must be scheduled with collection fee prepaid in advance
  • Contact the Village or visit their webpage to inquire on electronic waste disposal
  • Contact LRS for help with a missed or special pickup at 844.633.3577
  • Contact LRS for assistance with LRS carts

Collection Schedule

Monday-Thursday are the service days in Villa Park. Please refer to the collection map above or contact LRS customer service with any questions. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 6:45AM and 6PM on your collection day. Service times are subject to change.

 

Villa Park homes will all have one 95-gallon garbage cart and one 65-gallon recycle cart. Additional and smaller garbage carts are available upon request and can be communicated to LRS customer service.  Garbage mixed with yard waste, leaves or organic material will not be collected

 

EXTRA GARBAGE OUTSIDE OF LRS CART

  • Garbage must be containerized; loose trash will not be collected
  • LRS will collect one bulk item per week outside of the LRS cart

 

NON-LRS (PERSONAL-OWNED) CONTAINERS 

  • Non-LRS containers may be used
  • Non-LRS containers no larger than 35-gallons, require two handles, under 50 LBS when full
  • 18-gallon bins will not be serviced for the weekly collection of garbage, recycle or yard waste
  • LRS is not responsible to replace or reimburse any damaged non-LRS container
  • Rent additional 95-gallon cart for garbage by submitting request to the Village at 630.834.8500

LRS Trash Bin Sizes

  • Recyclables are collected the same day as garbage and yard waste/brush
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recycled items that can be placed out for collection
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials inside for additional recycling needs
  • Please mark/label additional box or container used as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it
  • Plastic bags with recycling material cannot be accepted
  • Additional 65-gallon carts are available for $3.00 per month; contact Village at 630.834.8500
  • To recycle 18-gallon or unwanted bins, place out with note that reads “REMOVE BIN”
  • Additional recyclable materials can be placed out in an additional rental cart

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Accepted Recyclables 

Paper

  • Remove metal cops 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 printouts, 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

Cartons

  • 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 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: water, soda, juice, laundry detergent, soap/shampoo, health and beauty products and cleaners
  • Tubs: coffee, tofu, cottage cheese, yogurt, margarine tubs, fruit or lettuce
  • Jugs: milk and juice
  • Jars: mayo, peanut butter

UNACCEPTED MATERIALS – DO NOT PUT INTO RECYCLE

Paper Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART

  • Fluorescent paper
  • Frozen food box
  • Napkins
  • Paper cups
  • Paper towels
  • Food contaminated pizza boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Used tissue
  • Used paper plates

    Steel/Tin Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART

  • Utensils
  • Propane tanks
  • Wire hangers
  • Small appliances

    Glass/Ceramic Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART

  • Auto or car window glass
  • Bakeware
  • Ceramics,
  • Coffee pot
  • Drinking glasses
  • Light bulbs

    Plastic Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART

  • Candy wrapper
  • Cereal bags
  • Cups
  • Empty chemical bottle or jug
  • Empty motor oil bottle or jug
  • Empty pesticide bottle or jug
  • Film or wrap
  • Freezer bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Lids
  • Plates
  • Polystyrene
  • Potato chip bags
  • Sandwich bags
  • Snack bag
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam
  • Tarps
  • Utensils
  • Mirror

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

Yard waste and organic collection takes place on a seasonal basis,
starting April 1st, through the second full week of December on the same
day as garbage and recycling.


Yard Waste and Organics Collection

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.


Accepted Organics

Baked goods | Bread | Cereal | Coffee Filters | Ground Coffee | Dairy | Eggs | Egg Shells | Fruit

Weeds | Plants | Peanut Shells | Tea Bags | Vegetables | Pasta Shells |


Villa Park Yard Waste Sticker

The Villa Park yard waste sticker is yellow and used for non-LRS personal
owned containers, bags or bundles with yard waste. Each bag, bundle or
container of yard waste requires one yellow sticker to service.

 Yard Waste Sticker Rate: $3.00 each

 Sticker may be purchased at:

    • Village Hall – 20 Ardmore Ave
    • Villa Park Ace – 46 S Villa Ave
    • Jewel-Osco – 33 E St Charles Rd
    • Lombard Ace Hardware – 837 West more-Meyers Rd
    • Johnson’s Lighthouse Marathon – 1 W St Charles Rd

GUIDELINES

  • Metal/plastic containers marked with a weatherproof YARD WASTE ONLY LABEL not exceeding 50 LBS/ 35 gallons
  • Biodegradable paper landscape & yard waste bags, not to exceed 50 LBS or 35-gallon capacity
  • Securely tied bundles with biodegradable string or twine – bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length, 35 LBS
  • Unbundled brush will not be collected

BRUSH BUNDLES

  • Properly prepared brush bundles must be tied with twine or compostable string
  • Brush bundles may not exceed 4’ (feet) in length and 18” (inches) in diameter.
  • Limbs over 4” inches in diameter will be accepted.
  • Yard waste stickers are not required for properly prepared brush bundles
  • Containerized brush requires a yard waste sticker

CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas Trees are collected for no charge the last week of December through the 2nd full week of January. LRS will collect live trees for no charge. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights and ornaments. Trees can be placed where you receive normal collection.

SPECIAL FALL LEAF COLLECTION – NO CHARGE

  • The Village of Villa Park offers leaf collection for 7 weeks of the year at no charge
  • The Village of Villa Park sets the date range each year and posts on their webpage
  • LRS will collect an unlimited amount of leaves
  • Leaves must be containerized in landscape paper bags or containers under 35-gallons
  • Non-containerized leaves are not collected  
  • Yard waste stickers are not required for properly containerized and bagged leaves

EXAMPLES OF BULK ITEMS:

Table | Chair | Mattress | Bed Frame | Box Spring | Fixture | Large Picture or Frame | Toy |

  • LRS will collect one item per week that does not fit into your LRS cart for garbage
  • Bulk item collection is for one item weighing less than 50 LBS each
  • Items weighing more than 50 LBS require a special pick up; Call LRS at 844-633-3577
  • Appliances are not considered a bulk item and require a special pick up; Call 844-633-3577
  • LRS doesn’t accept hazardous waste, or landfill banned electronics and tree stumps
  • Mattresses and box/bed springs require a plastic mattress cover and must be taped securely shut.
    • Plastic mattress covers may be purchased at retail outlets such as Walmart, Lowes, Menards, Home Depot and storage unit facilities.
    • Packaging wrap or trash bags cut up and taped around to cover a mattress or box spring are also acceptable options.

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS from home projects may be placed in the LRS container or up to six (6) 35-gallon, non-LRS containers (one cubic yard).

  • Non-LRS containers may not weigh more than 50 pounds when full. Construction materials cannot exceed four feet (4’) in length/width whether it is containerized or bundled.

CARPET is accepted as construction debris. Carpet may be placed out tied in rolls, bundled or containerized so long as containers do not exceed above descriptions for maximum capacity, length, width and weight. 

 

For items that do not meet the bulk item or construction debris guidelines, please contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com with a picture of your item(s) to inquire on a special collection.

Some electronic waste (e-waste) is banned from Illinois landfills. The items below are not allowed to be thrown out with garbage or recyclables.

 

The Village’s FREE drop off site program for accepted electronics is conveniently located at the Public Works Garage at 20 W. Home Avenue.

 

Drop off events are held every third Saturday of the Month from 9:00 a.m.-noon.

 

LANDFILL BANNED ELECTRONICS

 Computers, Laptops, Computer Monitors, Computer cables, Cable receivers, Fax Machine, Digital Video Disc Recorders, Digital Converter Boxes, Scanners, Televisions, Electronic Keyboards, Electronic Mice, Satellite Receivers, Videocassette Recorders- VCR, Video Game consoles, Portable Digital Music Players, Printers, Servers, Hard Drives, Mobile Phones

 

For any questions about this program, please contact Public Works at (630) 834-8505.

According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances. LRS encourages residents to take advantage of the drop-off facilities and additional options.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Facility | The City of Naperville

 

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

Most  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

Phone: 844.633.3577

Email: Service@LRSrecycles.com

Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are considered a Special Refuse Collection Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for items that may require a special collection. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service. LRS does not guarantee collection of every item.

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 Years Day                                 Independence Day                                          Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                   Thanksgiving Day                                             Labor Day

Residents are billed for waste collection through the Village water bill. Please contact the Village at 630.834.8500 with any questions or refer to their webpage: Garbage & Recycling | Villa Park, IL – Official Website (invillapark.com)

For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or Saturday 7a.m. – Noon at 844-633-3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com

 

For more common questions, please check out Villa Park FAQs

 

IMPROPERLY PREPARED MATERIALS placed for collection will not be collected. LRS will place a tag noting the reason items were left behind.

 

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 garbage, recycling, or yard waste services are not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by either calling 844.633.3577 or e-mailing Service@LRSrecycles.com

 

Please include your address and what service was missed.

 

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