Garbage Carts and Collection
COLLECTION DAY AND TIME
Wednesday is collection day in Elburn. Please have all items and materials placed out for collection by 6:45AM to ensure collection. Collection begins at 7AM and collection times may vary from week to week.
BASIC SERVICES WITH LRS
Basic service includes unlimited weekly collection of properly prepared (containerized/bagged) garbage, recycling and yard-waste materials. Residents are provided a 95-gallon garbage cart, by default, unless a different cart size is selected. All residents have the option to choose a 35, 65 or 95-gallon garbage cart. Exchange fees do not apply for new residents. See Cart Selection Information if you’d like a different size.
RESIDENT OWNED CONTAINERS
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.
Yard waste or landscape waste bags must be biodegradable and not exceed 50 pounds when full.
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.
LARGE OR BULK ITEMS
LRS will collect one large item that does not fit into the container. Examples of large or bulk items include (but not limited to):
- General household furniture such as a chair or table
- Large children’s toy
- Box spring
- Up to 8 tied and bundled carpet rolls not longer than 4’ in length, and 18” in diameter
- Additional bulk items may be collected for $25 per item, paid in advance.
- Household fixtures are considered construction debris, such as a door, window or toilet.
- Appliances are not considered a large or bulk item and require a special collection
- Items being collected should not exceed a manageable weight (one or two individuals to manage)
Appliances include (but not limited to) the following items: refrigerator, freezer, icebox, microwave oven, washing machine, clothes dryer, air conditioner, water heater, humidifier, oven, oven range, garbage disposal unit and HVAC. Appliances are collected separately. Appliances containing FREON or alike must be evacuated (emptied) prior to collection.
- To schedule an appliance pick-up, please contact LRS at 630.581.8650.
- Standard appliances will be picked up for $35.00 each.
HOME REMODELING DEBRIS
Home remodeling debris that fits into an approved refuse (garbage) container will be collected so long as it does not exceed approved refuse (garbage) container dimensions or exceed 50 lbs when full.
Home remodeling waste that does not fit into the approved container will generally require 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 (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 (E-waste) Collection. Beginning in January 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.
LRS E-Waste curbside collection is a sticker-based program. The ORANGE E-Waste sticker is available for $3.00 at Jewel and Village Hall in Elburn. The cost for handling E-Waste varies depending on the item.
E-Waste items that are banned from the landfill and may not go into the regular garbage 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.
SCHEDULE A COLLECTION FOR ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-WASTE)
Please notify LRS at least 24 hours prior to the start of collection when you will be putting E-Waste out for collection by calling 630.581.8650 or email Elburn@LRSrecycles.com.
2020 E-WASTE COLLECTION DATES
- January 8
- April 8
- July 8
- October 14
PLACEMENT AND STICKER’S REQUIRED
Please place E-Waste separate from regular garbage, recycling or yard waste. Smaller E-Waste items should be placed inside a clear plastic bag, paper grocery bag or small cardboard box, clearly marked as “E-WASTE.”
TVs and monitors should be placed on the opposite side of the driveway or at least 5 feet away from regular garbage, recycling or yard waste, and/or carts.
E-Waste Required Stickers/Item(s):
- One = 1 small E-Waste item (such as a computer mouse, excludes TV’s and Monitors).
- Five = E-Waste Stickers = One bundle in brown paper bag/box not exceeding 24” x 24” x 24” or larger item such as keyboard, video cassette recorder or small digital disc player, printer
- Ten = TV or Computer Monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMON E-WASTE ITEMS (ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE)
Acceptable E-Waste: blender, bread maker, cable receiver box, camera, electric carpet sweeper, digital or electric clock, coffee maker, computer monitor, computer mouse, computer hard drive, copy machine (non-commercial), computer or cable cord, digital converter box, digital disc record, digital video disc player, DVD player, fax or copy machine, fryer, electric hair clipper/cutter, heater, holiday lights, iron, keyboard, laptop (computer), metal tool (electronic), mixer, portable digital music player, printer, projector, radio, remote, satellite dish/ receiver box, scanner, stereo, television (TV’s), toaster oven, typewriter, VCR, video cassette recorder, video game console.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
The following items will not be accepted as electronic waste: 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).