Village of Glencoe Residential Garbage, Recycling and Yard-Waste Collection Program
LRS provides Village of Glencoe residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Village of Glencoe residents including organic food scrap compost service, leaf collection program, annual clean up days, portable restrooms, and large, open top construction style containers. We are proud to be a partner in your community!
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Collection day for Village of Glencoe residents will fall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. LRS has teams on the roads starting at 7am till 4pm on the designated service day. Please have all items to the curb by 7am to ensure service. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected on your scheduled service day. Service times are subject to change.
Village of Glencoe residents may select between two program options for garbage collection. Program options include a refuse curb side program and a refuse top of the drive program. For more information on the program(s) offered, please read below.
Any extra refuse will be taken without a charge but each would need to be in a leak proof metal or plastic container to be serviced (no loose bags).
Refuse Curb Side Program
Village of Glencoe residents have the option from choosing from a 35 gallon, 65 gallon or a 95 gallon refuse container. Services can be provided one time a week or two times a week with an upgrade in quarterly costs. Refuse containers would need to be placed at the curb with the handle facing the home no later than 7am the day of collection.
Refuse Top Driveway Program
Village of Glencoe residents also have the option to have refuse serviced from the top of the driveway. This also provides the option to have one time a week serviced to two times a week services for an upgrade in quarterly costs. Residents who elect for top of the driveway program may use a 35 gallon trash container, 65 gallon trash container or an independently purchased 32 gallon refuse container (maximum of three) with two handles or a grip and a tight fitted lid. Refuse must be contained and fit inside the container when full and may not exceed 50lbs when full.
Containers will not be collected if resident lives in a gated area or enclosed structure. LRS crews are not permitted to enter homes, garages, porches, or other private property structures to collect refuse.
LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Each household can choose from either a 35 gallon, 65 gallon or a 95 gallon recycling container. 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
- Rental recycling bins are available upon request to customer service
Village of Glencoe residents can have combined curbside yard waste and composting services that allows residents to dispose of compostable materials, landscape waste and food scraps in a biodegradable paper yard waste bag or curbside bin between April 1st and December 15th.
There are two options for utilizing this service: sticker-based program and a subscription program with an annual payment. Please note that composting service is available if you do not need yard waste collection.
Leaf Collection Program
The Village of Glencoe offers an annual curbside Leaf Collection Program that begins in mid-October and continues through the end of November or later (start and end dates depend upon leaf fall). For the third year, LRS will collect leaves on behalf of the Village.
As you put out leaves for collection, remember the following:
- Watch the Village’s “News and Headlines” on the website home page for more updates on start and end dates as well as when crews will be in your area.
- Pile leaves in a row along the parkway in front of your property. Leaf piles in the street are a traffic hazard and clog the storm sewers, which can cause flooding.
- A long, low row of leaves is better than a single large pile and helps limit the blowing of leaves into the street.
- Crews will make four to five passes through each neighborhood.
- Residents who use a landscape contractor are urged to have the contractor remove leaves at the time their yard is serviced (this is often included).
As a reminder, the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is permitted from March 15 to May 15 and September 15 to December 15. Commercial landscape maintenance contractors may operate from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Work is prohibited on Sundays and holidays. Contact Public Works at (847) 835-4134 with questions.
Yard Waste Sticker Program
Residents, who are not subscribing to the annual combined food scrap and yard waste collection subscription service, must affix blue stickers to each biodegradable paper yard waste bag (no larger than 44-gallons) or bundle of branches/brush. Stickers may be purchased at the Grand Food Center or at Village Hall.
Yard Waste Subscription Program
Landscape waste subscribers may place unlimited bags or bundles of combined food scrap and landscape waste material at the curb each week on Wednesdays from April 1 through December 15. The annual subscription fee is included on your quarterly bill and does not require yard waste stickers. To subscribe, contact us at 844-633-3577.
Food Scrap Composting Station
The Village also provides a food scrap composting drop-off station for residents, year-round and at no additional cost. The station is located at 320 Temple Court, behind the Public Works Garage and is serviced by LRS. The station is not intended for yard waste and only Kraft paper bags are allowed in the bins. Please do not place any plastic bags in the bins, including “biodegradable” bags.
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
Approved yard waste containers and bags
- 2-ply, biodegradable yard waste bags or personal containers placed out for collection on the service day.
- Personal cans/containers labeled YARD WASTE and 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, weighing no more than 50lbs.
- Individual branches must be no larger than 2” in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.
LRS will be picking up live Christmas trees every Wednesday for the entire month of January. Any Christmas trees that needed to be removed after the month of January would need to be prepaid and prescheduled to have them removed.
- Live Christmas trees will be collected on each Wednesday in the month of January.
- Please remove all hard materials from the tree prior to disposal, including ornaments, nails, stands, etc.
- All wreaths and roping must be included with normal trash on residents’ normal collection day
Residents must place the trees outside with their trash no later than 7 a.m. To ensure the timeliness and integrity of the schedule, LRS crews will not return for special pickups. Once a street has been completed, trees will not be collected until the following week.
Bulk items (that do not fit into your garbage cart) are collected loose, on your regular day of service with prepayment and prescheduling based on your program. Please see above as to what requirements are part of the program. 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.
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.
Each bulk item is required to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is banned from the landfill (cannot go into the regular garbage). LRS does not provide collection of E-Waste. Please see below where to depose of the material safely:
Examples of E-Waste Accepted by SWALCO
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
For any other e-waste items, please visit Lake County SWALCO, IL | Official Website
Village of Glencoe residents may also use the drop off location that is located:
GLENCOE PUBLIC WORKS (847) 835-4134
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are common products that are flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive and can be dangerous to the environment when disposed of improperly. LRS does not accept household hazardous waste. Please see the locations below on where to dispose of any HHW.
Examples of HHW Accepted by SWALCO
Paint | Pesticides | Poisons | Cleaning Solvents | Used Oil | Other Automobile Fluids
For any other household hazardous items, please visit Lake County SWALCO, IL | Official Website
Village of Glencoe residents may also use the drop off location that is located:
GLENCOE PUBLIC WORKS (847) 835-4134
“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 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for any items you are unsure about. Please include your address and as much detail regarding the item(s) as possible. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS provides special pick-ups or special collections for large amounts of garbage from a move out, flooded basement or large clean out(s). 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.
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.
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.
The Village has an annual Clean-Up Day in the spring. The 2023 Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 10. Clean-up days are an opportunity for residents to dispose of “bulk items” that are not generally included in garbage collection such as furniture, appliances, and boxes. However, hazardous waste (paint, gas, chemicals, etc.), electronics (computers, stereos, etc.), building materials (wood, lumber, drywall, etc.), tires, and landscape waste (trees, branches, logs, leaves, etc.) are not included in this program. Unlike the Village’s previous Clean-Up Day program, bulk item collection takes place on one day for all zones across the Village. There is not a different day for the Monday/Tuesday and the Thursday/Friday zones.
Oil-based paint cannot be disposed of with your regular garbage or during Spring Clean-Up. Latex paint can be disposed of with regular trash or during Spring Clean-Up because it is a non-toxic, water-based paint. You will need to add an absorbent material such as shredded newspapers, kitty litter, sawdust, or waste paint hardener to your latex paint and let it dry out completely in a well-ventilated area and away from children and pets. Once it is dry, put the container with your garbage with the lid off. To learn more about how to dispose of items not accepted with your regular garbage collection service, please view SWANCC’s Green Pages here.
Organized by the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, the Donation and Recycle Drop-Off Event is an effort to divert items that would otherwise go to the landfill on the Village Clean-Up Days for reuse and recycling. The event is at the Southwest Metra Commuter Parking lot. Local area organizations take assorted items for donations and recycling at different stations, including furniture, bicycles, and building materials. The 2023 Donation and Recycling Drop-Off Event is TBD. For more information, click here.
- 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:
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.
Regular Scheduled Service Day
Monday (Waste and Recycle service)
Tuesday (Waste and Recycle service)
Wednesday (Yard waste/Organics)
Thursday (Waste and Recycle service)
Friday (Waste and Recycle service)
(Please note that Yard Waste Collection is ALWAYS on Wednesdays.)
For more information, questions and to arrange services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 844.633.3577 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 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 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 844.633.3577 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.