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Village of Oakwood Hills: Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

LRS provides Oakwood Hills with services for garbage, recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Oakwood Hills residents including an electronic waste event, organic food scrap compost service, free community drop-off sites, portable restrooms, and large, open top construction style containers. We are proud to be a partner in your community!

 

For more information on the required scheduling collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below.

Thursday is the service day in Oakwood Hills. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 7AM and 6PM on your collection day. Service times are subject to change.

 

Oakwood Hills residents may select between two different program options for garbage collection. Both program options come with a recycling cart for collection of recyclable materials. For more information on the programs offered, please read below.

 

Limited Program  

This service option is available to all residents included within the village. One (1) 65-gallon waste cart will be supplied for weekly collection services. Collection is limited to the items contained inside the LRS bin, anything placed outside the cart will be left.

 

Unlimited Program  

This service option is available to all residents included within the village and is the default option to all new residents. One (1) 95-gallon waste cart will be supplied for weekly collection services. This program option has unlimited collection.

 

Residents may use personal containers for any extra refuse that doesn’t fit inside the LRS issued cart. Non-LRS containers may not exceed 35-gallons or 50lbs when full. Resident owned containers must also be watertight and have two (2) handles. LRS is not responsible for damage to personal carts as they are not compatible with our equipment.

 

Residents utilizing this program have the option of renting an additional garbage cart for a monthly fee. Please contact LRS to do so.

 

Any requests for changes in services should be communicated to LRS customer service.  

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Recycling is serviced on the same day as trash and on a one truck pass. The same truck that services your trash, has a split body to collect recyclables as well. Additional recycling carts are available upon request to customer service. Contact LRS customer service for more information or with questions regarding recycling.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recyclable items that can be placed out for collection, provided they are properly prepared and contained
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed
  • Please MARK the additional box or container used as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it
  • Plastic bags with recycling material will not be accepted
  • Shredded paper is not considered recyclable material, please contact the customer service department for further disposal options

Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through November 30th on the same day as garbage and recyclables. LRS also allows for organic food scraps to be mixed into yard waste during the season as well.

 

What is Considered Yard Waste?

Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter not exceeding 4’ in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.

 

What are considered acceptable food scraps?

Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables

 

What are non-acceptable food scraps?

Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam

 

Approved yard waste containers and bags

Residents can elect to use biodegradable kraft bags or personal containers labeled yard waste. Containers must be 35-gallons or smaller, weighing less than 50lbs when full. Brush and branches must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string (no metal). Each bundle must be no longer than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, with no individual branch being greater than 2” in diameter and weighing no more than 50lbs.

 

35-gallon yard waste bins are available for a small monthly rental fee. Please contact LRS to do so.

 

Christmas Trees

During the first two weeks of January, LRS will collect non-artificial Christmas trees (free of any tinsel, ornaments or lights) as organic material.  Trees can be left loose (never in bags) in the area where you have regular service for trash and recycling.  Due to snow and ice, trees may not always be picked up on your service day as our drivers and trucks will be in the village all month for pickups.

 

Following the first two weeks of January, Christmas trees are taken as bulk items. Please read below for additional information regarding bulk item collection.

“Bulk Items” are items that are too large to fit into the approved waste cart. Bulk items are collected loose, on your regular day of service. Bulk item collection varies based on the program you are enrolled in.

 

Limited Program: Prepayment and prescheduling to LRS for each item.

 

Unlimited Program: 1 item taken at no charge on the service day. Any additional bulk items requested to be serviced on the same service day are required to be prepaid and prescheduled to LRS.

 

If an item exceeds 50lbs, or does not fit in the trash cart, residents need to call LRS to schedule a special pickup. If a bulk item is considered hazardous, unacceptable for landfills or deemed unacceptable to take as garbage, the item(s) will not be taken.

 

Carpeting: 2 rolls per week in lieu of bulk item. Must be rolled, taped or tied and no more than 4ft long, 2 ft in diameter and 50lbs

 

Mattresses and box/bed springs must be enclosed in a plastic mattress cover and 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.

LRS Customers and Oakwood Hills residents have the option of utilizing LRS free drop-off for the materials below:

Accepted materials:

  • Shoes
  • Electronics (limited to 1 tv or monitor drop-off per year per household)
  • Food Scraps

Drop off location: 1350 N Old Rand Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084

Hours:  Mon thru Thurs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday closed

*For medical waste: Call SWALCO at 847-336-9340 for more info.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go into the regular garbage).

 

LRS provides annual home collection of E-Waste for residents that have LRS waste and recycling collection. This service provides a more convenient and simple way to responsibly manage electronics that are banned from the landfill. There is no charge for this service, though there is a limit of 5 items and up to 1 TV or monitor. This event occurs on the second full week of April on your regular service day.

 

Examples of E-Waste  

Computers | Computer Monitors | Televisions | Printers | Keyboards | Fax Machines | VCR’S | Portable Digital Music Players | DVD Player | Video Game Consoles | Computer Mouse | Scanners | Digital Converter Boxes | Cable Receivers | Satellite Receivers | DVD Recorders | Small-Scale Servers | Wi-Fi-Routers

“White Goods” are appliances that contain CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers etc). These items will be taken but will need to be free of the above referenced material and required to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS customer service.

 

Examples of White Goods or Appliances

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top & 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

Contact LRS at 847.381.9300 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com   for items you are unsure of. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are considered a Special Refuse Collection. Examples of Special Refuse Collection items include a sleeper sofa, construction debris item(s), TV console and entertainment center. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service. LRS does not guarantee collection of every item. 

DIY Construction

Home remodeling waste 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.

 

Carpeting: 2 rolls per week in lieu of bulk item. Must be rolled, taped or tied and no more than 4ft long, 2 ft in diameter and 50lbs 

 

Dumpster Services

LRS has expanded our temporary services division to create an easier customer experience. These temporary services include portable restroom rental and dumpster roll-offs of all sizes to contain your construction debris.

Contact us today to discover all the ways Lakeshore can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.

  • LRS bills quarterly in advance
  • Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner
  • Invoices will be mailed to the service address unless another address is provided
  • E-mail billing and auto-pay options are available
  • Residents will be able to create an online account once they have an open LRS invoice
  • Instructions on how to enroll in auto pay and create and online account can be found below
  • Mail payments to:

LRS

PO BOX 554884

Detroit, MI  48255-4884

New Years Day                             Independence Day                                     Christmas Day

Memorial Day                               Thanksgiving Day                                       Labor Day

 

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.

For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 847.381.9300 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.

 

Improperly prepared materials placed for collection will not be collected.

 

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 waste, recycling, or landscape waste is not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by calling 847.381.9300 or e-mailing service@lrsrecycles.com

 

Please include your address and what service was missed.

 

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

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