Village of Elburn

Village of Elburn Residential Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Services

Beginning October 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will be providing the refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste services for the Village of Elburn residents. LRS is a privately owned company headquartered in Morton Grove, IL.

Elburn residents can expect to receive improved service options for less and a very high level of service with a hometown touch from the LRS staff.

LRS is looking forward to being a part of the Elburn community! LRS has a process in place to assist residents and ensure a smooth transition of service.

By default, residents will automatically receive a 95-gallon garbage cart and 65-gallon recycle cart. Action is only required if a different size cart is preferred.  Please visit Cart Selection Options to learn more.

The physical transition of services will begin in late September. Residents will see new refuse and recycling carts delivered to their homes.

What is Changing?

  • All residents will be automatically delivered a cart for garbage and a cart for recycle materials.
  • Residents will be able to select cart sizes from Aug. 19 – Sept. 12, 2018.
  • Residents who do not select carts will automatically be delivered and invoiced for:
    • 95-gallon garbage cart ($16.75 per month)
    • 65-gallon recycling cart (included with garbage service)
  • Rate has decreased
  • One (1) bulk item per week for no charge
  • The time of day materials are collected will change
  • All residents will be issued the LRS carts for weekly garbage and recycle collection
  • Yard waste carts are optional for a small monthly fee

What is Not Changing?

  • Residents have cart options – 35, 65 or 95 gallon cart for refuse and recycling
  • LRS will invoice residents directly for services
  • Invoice options are available online
  • Wednesday will remain the service day
  • All items need to be placed to the curb by 6:45AM on service day
  • Garbage, recycling and yard waste services are still unlimited
  • Items that are recyclable

Holiday Schedule

Holiday collection service will be provided one day later than the normal schedule, on the holidays listed below.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Click here for more information regarding LRS’ holiday schedule.


Click below to update your cart size or request an additional cart.

Contact information for LRS

LRS Elburn Customer Service Phone 630.581.8650

LRS email for Elburn Residents:

Key Dates

8/20 Online Cart Selection Begins
9/12 Cart Selection Ends
10/1 Service Begins

Elburn Mailer


Wednesday is the service day.  All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 7AM and 5PM on your collection day. The collection is between 7AM and 5PM; place items out by 6:45AM to ensure collection.

Basic service includes UNLIMITED garbage, recycling and yard-waste service. A default service will be provided and charged for residents using the 95-gallon garbage cart rate unless a different cart selection is made before Sept. 12. Residents have until November 1st to request or exchange carts at no charge.

  • $15 delivery or exchange fee applies after Nov.1 2018

Garbage Carts and Collection

All residents have the option to choose a 35, 65 or 95-gallon garbage cart.

Residents will automatically be delivered a 95-gallon garbage cart, by default, unless different cart sizes are selected. See Cart Selection Information if you’d like a different size.

There is no limit to the amount of garbage LRS will collect. Residents may use a non-LRS cart or container for waste or recycling materials that do not fit into the LRS issued cart so long as it does not exceed 35 gallons, 50 lbs. and has two handles.

Please note: garbage mixed with yard waste, leaves or organic material will not be collected, as this material is not permitted in State of Illinois Landfills.

Residents may request an additional 95-gallon garbage cart for $5.00 per month.

Recycling Carts and Co-Mingled Collection

All residents have the option to choose between a 35, 65 or 95-gallon recycle cart.

Residents will automatically be delivered a 65-gallon recycle cart, by default, unless different cart sizes are selected. See Cart Selection Information if you would like a different size.

Residents who generate more recyclables, may request one (1) additional 95 gallon recycle cart at no charge. Residents may use a non-LRS cart or container for waste or recycling materials that do not fit into the LRS issued cart, so long as it does not exceed 35 gallons, 50 lbs. and has two handles.

Recycling needs to be properly prepared in accordance with the recycling guideline. All food-based recyclable containers should be rinsed. Plastic bags are not recyclable, and should not be placed in recycling carts. Click here for an LRS Recycle Guide.

Yard Waste Collection

  • Unlimited
  • April 1 through December 1
  • Yard waste can be set out using any of the following:
  • 2 ply, biodegradable paper bags not to exceed 50 lbs.
  • Containers not exceeding 35 gallons, marked with large “X” or “YW” or “YARD WASTE
  • 65-gallon yard waste carts are available for $3.00 per month
  • 95-gallon yard waste carts available for $5.00 per month
  • Brush bundles tied in biodegradable twine not exceeding 4’ length, 2’ width and 50 lbs.
  • Organic Food Scrap may be mixed in with yard waste during the yard waste season. Organic Food Scrap includes: bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, egg shells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, and vegetables.

Rates and Billing Information

  • Billed in advance, quarterly
  • Annual rate increases will apply each October through 2023
  • Garbage –Standard Monthly Rates
    • $16.75 for a 35, 65 or a 95-gallon garbage cart
  • Recycling Carts (Co-Mingled Recycling and cart is included with garbage):
    • All residents can choose between a 35, 65 or 95-gallon cart.
  • The default size to be delivered is 65 gallon.
  • Optional Yard Waste Cart
    • 65 gallon LRS issued cart – $3.00/month
    • 95 gallon LRS issued cart – $5.00/month

E-mail Invoice Option

Residents may opt to receive paperless invoicing by registering online. Click here to register for paperless invoicing.

Cart Selection Information


  • Residents who missed the 9/12 cart exchange deadline for cart selection will automatically be delivered a 95-gallon cart for garbage and 65-gallon cart for recycle.
  • Cart exchange requests will be offered after 9/12 on the LRS website for those who miss the deadline.
  • Cart exchanges requested after 9/12 will be delivered after 10/1 and may take up to two weeks to be delivered. Exchanges will be done at no charge until 10/31.
  • Beginning November 1st, a $15.00 cart exchange fee will apply.

Resident Owned Garbage or Recycle Containers (all residents will use LRS carts for weekly collection)

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

Bulk Items

  • One (1) bulk item per week at no charge. Includes furniture such as a couch, table, or chair.
  • Additional bulk items may be collected for $25 per item. Please call LRS for information.
  • Carpet rolls must be no longer than 4’ in length, and 18” in diameter

“White Goods” (Appliances)

“White Goods,” are appliances containing CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc.). Standard appliances will be picked up for $35.00 each. Appliances are collected separately by a box truck.

To schedule an appliance pick-up, please contact LRS at 630.581.8650.

DIY Construction

Home remodeling debris not placed in a container, may be a securely tied, bundle of refuse or debris which not exceed three (3) feet in diameter, six (6) feet in length, and fifty (50) pounds in weight, or one (1) single miscellaneous or odd-shaped item of refuse or debris that does not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight.

Home remodeling waste aside from the above, requires a special collection. 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.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees (not artificial) will be collected during the first full two weeks of January on collection day. There is no charge for this service.

Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste (E-waste) Collection. Beginning in the Spring of 2019 on the second Wednesday, the first month of every quarter, LRS will begin collecting E-Waste from the curb. E-Waste is the ONLY service requiring a sticker or stickers for items placed to the curb.

E-Waste items includes the following items, computer mice, computer monitors, computers, digital converter boxes, digital video disc players, digital video disc recorders, fax machines, keyboards, portable digital music players, printers, satellite receivers, scanners, small scale servers, televisions, video game consoles, and videocassette recorders.

  • Smaller E-Waste items may be placed at the curb in a brown paper bag or a 24” x 24” x 24” or smaller cardboard box.
  • Please mark the box as EWASTE.
  • E-waste should be separate from the refuse (garbage), recycle and yard waste containers in a noticeable location easily identifiable for the driver.
  • Residents with televisions and monitors weighing over 50 pounds or larger than 19 inches should contact LRS customer service department prior to the scheduled collection day.

E-Waste Required Stickers/Item(s):

  • One (1) E-Waste Sticker = 1 small E-Waste item (excludes TV’s and Monitors).
  • Five (5) E-Waste Stickers = One (1) bundle in brown paper bag or box not exceeding 24” x 24” x 24”.
  • Ten (10) E-Waste Stickers = TV or Monitor

E-Waste Stickers are $3.00 each and available for purchase at the following locations:

Jewel Osco
800 N. Main Street
Elburn, IL 60119

Village of Elburn
301 E. North Avenue
Elburn, IL 60119

Common E-Waste Items (Acceptable and Unacceptable)

Accepted Items

The following electronics will be accepted: cables, cable boxes, cameras, cash registers, cell phones, copiers, cords, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, laptops, printers (and cartridges), projectors, radios, satellite dishes, stereos, typewriters, VCRs, video games.

The following household items will be accepted: blenders, bread makers, carpet sweepers, coffee makers, clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, landline phones, metal tools, mixers, remotes, shaving equipment, toaster ovens, and vacuum cleaners (without bags).

Items Not Accepted

The following items will not be accepted: large appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washers, dryers), air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).

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