Village of Hinckley

Village of Hinckley Residential Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Services

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) provides the refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste services for the Village of Hinckley residents. LRS is a privately owned company headquartered in Morton Grove, IL. The Hinckley residents are serviced out of the Cortland, IL facility formerly known as DC Trash.

Holiday Schedule

LRS and DC Recycling Systems recognizes six holidays per year. Service will not take place on these recognized holidays. If the holiday falls on or before your regular weekly collection day, the collection day will be postponed by one day.  Friday services are always done on Saturday.

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES AND CART INFORMATION

Monday is the service day.  All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 7AM and 6PM on your collection day.

Every resident will be delivered a garbage and recycle cart on wheels, with a hinged lid and a handle bar. The LRS carts are to be used going forward.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Beginning in June 2020, Hinckley residents will have a convenient method to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) with our LRS HHW Home Collection Program.  This HHW Home Collection service is separate from regular collection and is provided by a hazardous waste service provider.

IS THERE A CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?

There is no additional charge for this service and it is solely for Village of Hinckley households that currently have DCRS waste and recycling services. This service is provided through the DCRS collection service however, service is provided by our hazardous waste collection service provider. There will be two collections per year.

The Village has arranged for two (2) HHW Collections per year which take place in June and October.  The specific HHW collection day will be announced in advance on this webpage.

  • Click on HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE REQUEST link on the upper right-hand corner of this webpage.
  • Requests must be submitted by the deadline

2020 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DATES

  • Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 

IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MUCH HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEMS MAY BE PLACED OUT?

Yes. You may place out up to 70 POUNDS of HHW per collection.  Items exceeding the 70-pound weight limit will not be collected.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIALS ACCEPTED

NOT ACCEPTED: LATEX PAINT, ALKALINE BATTERIES, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OR ITEMS NOT SHOWN ON ACCEPTED LIST.

SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR HHW HOME COLLECTION

Scheduling a collection is simple. Click on the Household Hazardous Waste Request link in the upper right-hand corner of this page.  You may also click here: Hinckley Household Hazardous Waste Request

We strongly recommend using the online request as it comes with easy to follow instructions and information regarding the request. Also, requests received through the web portal are immediately processed for scheduling. You may contact Customer Service 844.NEED.LRS to schedule a collection.

Requests submitted on one of the holidays we recognize (See Holiday Schedule), on a Friday after 5 PM or on the weekend, will be returned when we return from the holiday or weekend.

Requests must be submitted in accordance with the schedule cut off dates in order to ensure your home is included. The collection day will generally not be on your regular collection day and keep in mind, it’s our hazardous waste service provider that is going to contact you regarding the collection.

ELECTRONIC WASTE HOME COLLECTION PROGRAM

DCRS now provides Home Collection of electronic waste (E-Waste) for Village of Hinckley households that currently have DCRS waste and recycling collection.  LRS Home Collection has replaced the events held in the past at the Village of Hinckley.  This service provides a more convenient and simple way to properly manage electronics that are banned from the landfill.

  • Click on ELECTRONIC WASTE REQUEST link on the upper right-hand corner of this webpage.
  • Submit your request before the end of the day, on the Thursday prior to the scheduled E-Waste Collection date, to ensure collection.

The Village has arranged for two (2) E-Waste Collections per year which take place in June and October.  The specific E-Waste collection day will be announced in advance on this webpage.

2020 E-WASTE COLLECTION DATES

  • Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Monday, October 19, 2020

IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY E-WASTE ITEMS ARE COLLECTED?

Yes. You may place out up to seven (7) E-Waste items. DCRS will remove up to seven (7) items total, each collection, with no more than three (3) TV’s or Computer monitors.  If you have more than 7 items, we also have an E-Waste drop off at DC Recycling Systems for Village of Hinckley residents in Cortland. Call Customer Service for more information on E-Waste drop off.

DOES EVERY ELECTRONIC REQUIRE A SPECIAL COLLECTION?

No. There are very specific electronics that are banned from the landfill because they have certain elements that are either harmful to the environment or should be recycled. The following items are the only electronic items requiring special collection:

ACCEPTED ELECTRONIC WASTE ITEMS

  • CELL PHONES
  • COMPUTER MOUSE
  • COMPUTER MONITOR
  • COMPUTER
  • DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX
  • DIGITAL VIDEO DISC PLAYER (DVD PLAYER)
  • DIGITAL VIDEO DISC RECORDER
  • FAX MACHINE
  • COMPUTER KEYBOARD
  • PORTABLE DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER
  • COMPUTER PRINTER
  • SATELLITE RECEIVER
  • SCANNER
  • SMALL SCALE SERVER
  • TELEVISION
  • VIDEO GAME CONSOLE
  • VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER

HOW SHOULD I PLACE E-WASTE AT THE CURB? 

Smaller E-Waste items may be placed at the curb in a brown paper bag, a 24” x 24” x 24” or smaller cardboard box.  Please mark the box as ‘E-WASTE’ so the drivers can easily see it from the truck cab.  Place E-Waste separate from the refuse (garbage), recycle and yard waste containers in a noticeable location so they are easily identifiable for the driver.

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste is considered grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs, and other materials accumulated as a result of the care of lawns, shrubbery and vines.

Yard Waste season begins April 1 through November 15 each year. Yard waste collection is unlimited so long as it’s properly prepared. Yard waste can be placed in 2 ply, biodegradable paper bags, or containers not exceeding 35 gallons and marked clearly with a large “X” or the yard waste carts provided by the LRS for $5.00 per month or brush bundles tied in biodegradable twine not exceeding 4’ length, 2’ width and 50 lbs. Leaves must be bagged.

Rates and Billing Information

All Village residents will be billed for waste service each quarter direct from LRS. Basic service includes garbage, recycling and yard-waste service.

E-mail Invoice Option

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

Contact information for LRS

LRS Hinckley Customer Service Phone 815.770.7550

LRS email for Hinckley Residents: Hinckley@LRSrecycles.com

Hinckley Service Brochure

Bulk Items

“Bulk Items” are items that are too large to fit into a cart or can. LRS will collect one bulk item per week at no charge. Carpet rolls must be no longer than 4’ in length, and 18” in diameter. If a bulk item is deemed hazardous, unacceptable for landfills or weighs more than 50lbs, that item will not be taken. Please schedule a special pickup with LRS for these types of items.

“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 815.770.7550.

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.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees (not artificial) will be collected for no charge between January 2 through January 31.

Senior Program – Discount Requirements

Senior citizens over the age of 65 who are head of household may receive a discounted rates. In order to establish the discounted rate, the following is required:

  1. PHOTO ID – Copy of valid State of Illinois Identification or Driver’s License presented to LRS by mail, email or in person.
  2. WATER BILL – Current or recent Village of Hinckley water bill.  The water bill should be addressed to the same name as the photo ID and be issued within the past 4 months.
  3. Please bring or submit the photo identification and water bill as described to:
By Mail By Email In Person
Hinckley LRS Customer Service
6132 Oakton Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Hinckley@LRSrecycles.com

 

LRS DC Trash
8 S. Hartness Place
Cortland, IL 60112

Seasonal Service Stop

Seasonal Service Stop is available for residents who are not physically inhabiting the home for a set period of time, leaving the home vacant. It is most beneficial for residents who will be leaving the home vacant for a time period of 3 months or more.

Seasonal service stop requests must be in the form of a written request, by email, sent to LRS at least 5 business days prior to service stop. Notification must arrive at least 5 business days prior to the start of service.  LRS recommends notifying at least two weeks prior to the start of service so redelivery of carts are not delayed.

Send an email to Hinckley@LRSrecycles.com and include:

  • Account Name
  • Customer Number
  • Service Address
  • Phone Number
  • Service Stop Date
  • Estimated Service Start Date (may not exceed 6 months)

The LRS carts will be removed during the seasonal stop.  An LRS customer service representative will contact you to arrange removal of carts. There is a seasonal service stop charge to cover the cart removal and redelivery. These are to be paid in advance of the removal and delivery.

  • $19.95 to remove carts
  • $19.95 to redeliver carts

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Service Update

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, on Thursday, November 26, 2020, Thursday and Friday residential waste and recycling services provided by Lakeshore Recycling Systems may be affected. Normal service schedules will resume on November 30th. For more information regarding your specific service area, click here.

Thank you and have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

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