Available Services For 60031(village of gurnee)

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Effective June 1st, 2024, LRS will provide garbage, recycling, yard waste and fall leaf collection services for Village of Gurnee residents. LRS is a privately-owned company headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois with locations throughout Illinois and the Midwest. We are proud to be a partner in your community!

Detailed program information may be found on this page by clicking on the topic below or links to the right (facing) of this page. Program brochures will be mailed to all residences prior to the start of service. LRS-Gurnee Brochures can be found here for view/print. Extra copies will be made available at Village Hall.

LRS offers many other services for Gurnee residents including portable restrooms and large, open top construction style containers.

Click on tab(s) below to learn more.

Important Service Transition Information

The new service with LRS will start on June 1st 2024. However, LRS will start delivering waste carts on May 20th. These carts will be placed curbside close to where your home will receive future services from LRS. Deliveries will take place May 20th – May 27th . Different style carts are delivered at different times. You may place the LRS carts out for collection on your first service day with LRS. Service days are changing, please take note of the map below as well as the designated post card send specifically to your home with your new service day. Please note, service times are subject to change.

The current hauler will continue providing services until May 31st. Please do not begin using your LRS carts until your WM carts are removed. Scroll down for more transition information.


Gurnee homes will automatically be registered to receive the same size garbage that residents current have on site with WM and the same size recycling cart.

LRS also offers different cart sizes and additional carts to rent. Scroll down to Cart Options to learn more.

  • LRS crews will deliver new carts before WM removes their carts.
  • LRS carts may arrive at various times on different days.
  • You may have LRS & WM carts for several days. 
  • LRS does not schedule cart delivery days or times. 


  • WM carts will be removed May 27th – June 1st on your service day.
  • Do not use old carts after WM empties them the last week of
  • Leave old WM carts empty at curb after service to be removed.
  • WM sends different crews to remove WM (not regular driver).




  • Please contact WM after June 1, 2024 if your WM carts are still on site


  • Start using new LRS carts once your WM carts are removed.
  • WM will NOT empty LRS carts with materials.


Requests for different cart sizes and additional rental carts must be selected by May 1st, 2024, to be delivered with the initial delivery in late May. Selections made after May 1st, will be delivered after the initial delivery is complete. LRS cannot guarantee delivery days or times with this type of delivery. 

  • Garbage and recycle carts are available in different size options than the standard.
  • Cart requests are to be submitted online through the LRS Cart Portal
  • LRS Cart Portal is at the top righthand section of this webpage
  • Unwanted carts should be used in the interim but must be left curbside to be exchanged.
  • Exchanges can take up to 2 weeks to complete


Please contact LRS Customer Service for all garbage, recyclable and yard waste questions, cart exchanges, misses, extra pick-ups and any general service inquiries.

Phone: 844.633.3577 

Email: Service@LRSrecycles.com

You can also submit a support request in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Collection Schedule

  • Service days are subject to change.  Please reference this map or the post card sent to your home.
  • All items need to be placed at curb or alley by 6:00AM
  • Service times are subject to change
  • Contact LRS customer service for questions regarding collection day or time

Please refer to the schedule above for your designated service day. All garbage will be collected starting at 6AM on the service day, garbage is collected weekly. Service times are subject to change. LRS provides service for the Village between 6am and 6pm on the service day. LRS provides wheeled carts with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your garbage in. Additional LRS carts available upon request to LRS customer service or by using the designated LRS/Gurnee Cart Portal.

Garbage collection is limited. Any bags of waste that do not fit inside your designated LRS container, require 1 sticker per bag. Stickers can be located at the same retailers as before. Scroll down for more information on cart size, sticker retailers and bulk item service.

Gurnee Cart Size Options:

35-Gallon, 65-Gallon, 95-Gallon Gurnee Cart Size Options.

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Additional rental carts are available upon request to LRS customer service. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling. 

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
  • Each home will automatically receive the same size cart you previously had on site with WM unless another selection is made
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials 
  • 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
  • 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
  • If not rainy or snowy out, LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed
  • Additional rental recycling bins are available upon request to LRS in the larger size

Accepted Recyclables  


  • Remove metal caps and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples 
  • Envelopes with cellophane windows can be accepted 
  • Newspaper and inserts 
  • Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
  • Office paper, notebooks, computer print outs, hanging file folders, pastel colored sticky notes (no fluorescent), glossy brochures, index cards, greeting cards, stationery, fax paper, manila folders and envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Chipboard/paperboard – cereal, cracker, tissue, shoe, gift, and 6/12-pack boxes, paper towel tubes, and egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes must be flattened and cut
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Paperback books (no hardcover books)

Steel/Tin Cans  

  • Empty and rinse, labels may be left on
  • Food cans and lids
  • Metal paint cans and lids (must be empty and dry, some dried paint residue is fine)
  • Metal lids are recyclable


  • Empty, rinse, do not crush or flatten, leave caps and tabs on
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Milk, soup, and juice

Aluminum Cans and Foil  

  • Empty, rinse, do not crush or flatten
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (ball clean foil to 2 inches or larger, no flat foil or small balled up foil)
  • Pie plates & trays

Glass Bottles and Jars  

  • Empty, rinse, labels are fine to leave on
  • All glass colors are accepted

Plastic Containers  

  • Leave plastic screw top caps on empty bottles and jars
  • Empty and rinse; labels may be left on
  • Bottles include: Water, soda, juice, laundry detergent, soap/shampoo, health and beauty products and cleaners
  • Tubs include: coffee, tofu, cottage cheese, yogurt, margarine tubs, fruit or lettuce
  • Jugs include: milk and juice
  • Jars include: mayo, peanut butter
  • The Village of Gurnee LRS residential waste and yard waste sticker can be used on excess bags of trash and yard waste/organics programs. The stickers are available for purchase at the same retailers beginning in May.
  • Please be aware, LRS will not accept WM stickers at the start of service on June 1st 2024
  • Please read each section to find out how many stickers are required for items placed out for collection. 
  • Sticker retailers:
    • ACE 4806 GRAND AVE GURNEE IL 60031
    • JEWEL 6509 GRAND AVE GURNEE IL 60031

Yard waste season is April 1st– November 30th. LRS offers two options for Gurnee residents to dispose of yard waste. A sticker program and subscription. Residents who enroll in subscription will pay an annual subscription fee and be delivered a 95g cart for yard waste. $140.00 per 2024 season.  Please note that during the first two weeks of April, April 1st – April 15th LRS will not require any stickers on yard waste. Residents on the sticker program require 1 sticker for every personal can/container of yard waste. There is NO stickers required on bundles of branch/brush April 15th-November 30th each season. All branches must be ties with string or twine into bundles not exceeding 2 feet in diameter and 4 feet in length


What is Considered Yard Waste? 

Yard waste, also known as landscape waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees, and vines.


Organic Food Scrap may be mixed in with yard waste April through November.


Organic Food Scraps Accepted: bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, and vegetables


All Food Scraps need to be in a lidded rigid container.


Unacceptable materials  include sod, dirt, artificial Christmas trees, wreath greenery and  garland  (not considered yard waste).


Subscription Yard Waste Services

The subscription yard waste program is an annual fee charged by LRS. Residents on this program will be delivered one 95-Gallon cart to place their yard waste materials in during the season. No sticker is required on the designated LRS landscape waste bin. The container must not exceed 50lbs when full. Residents on this program may place out an unlimited amount of material alongside the 95g LRS cart. Residents may also rent an additional 95g LRS yard waste cart for a small monthly fee.


Sticker Yard Waste Services

Residents may place out plastic containers, metal containers, or biodegradable kraft bags. Each container/bag placed out for collection must have one sticker attached.   Containers and bags may not exceed 33gallons and 50lbs when full. Bundles may also be placed out not exceeding 4 feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and 50lbs in weight. Please note that during the first two weeks of April, April 1st – April 15th LRS will not require any stickers on yard waste, in addition, there is NO stickers required on bundles of branch/brush April 15th-November 30th each season.


Christmas Trees


LRS will provide an annual special collection of Christmas trees at no charge starting during the whole month of January.


  • The tree must be real, not artificial, not in any plastic bags and free of tinsel, lights, ornaments and not frozen to the ground. 
  • Trees must be placed curbside 
  • Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire, or plastic or in plastic bags will not be included in this special collection 

During the fall of each year LRS will provide fall leaf collection. This program includes will the Residents raking their leaves out to the ditch/curb line during the determined dates.  Leaves will then be collected by LRS using a mechanical vacuum process. Dates for leaf collection are to be determined and will be posted online once available.

If a single household item is too large to fit in a cart, then it is considered a bulk item. LRS will accept one bulk item each week! Please place the bulk item next to your trash cart on your regularly scheduled collection day.


If the item is heavier than 50 lbs., please contact LRS to schedule the collection with our customer experience team so they can provide adequate equipment to handle the item safely. Additional bulk items placed out on the same day will require prepayment and prescheduling.


Examples of a bulk or large item exceeding the capacity of the LRS refuse (garbage) cart, includes the following: bed frame, box spring (bed), bicycle, chair, love seat/sofa, one part of sectional couch, mattress, frame, or wall picture. These are only some examples as there are many items that may be considered bulk items.


For health and safety reasons, mattresses should be wrapped in plastic to be collected. Plastic mattress wrap can be found online or at local grocery stores, hardware stores, storage and moving outlets. If using loose plastic, it must be completely taped and secured on all corners with no exposure to the mattress.


Please call LRS if you are unsure if an item requires additional labor or equipment at 844.633.3577 or send a request with a photo of the item(s) by e-mail to Service@LRSrecycles.com   

Electronic waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in your normal trash). The items below are not included in your curbside collection. However the Village and LRS will have bi annual electronic waste drop offs. Dates are to be determined. Further information will be posted here.


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 

According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances. All HHW items are banned from the landfill and will not be collected with curbside collection. LRS encourages residents to take advantage of the drop-off facilities and additional options provided by Lake County. Please refer to the attached webpage for the most up to date information: Household Chemical Waste (HCW) | Lake County SWALCO, IL 


Examples of HHW:  

  • Oil Based Paints, Flammable Oils
  • Oil, Lead, Urethane, Chromium Based Paints, Shellac, Water or Driveway Sealer, Oil-Based Stain, Varnish 
  • Pesticides / Herbicides / Fertilizers 
  • Poison, Lawn Chemicals, Weed Killer 
  • Aerosols 
  • Spray-Paint, Hairspray, WD-40, Air Fresheners, Spray Adhesives, Oven Cleaner, Insecticide Bug Spray 
  • Automotive Chemicals / Fluids
  • Antifreeze, Brake or Transmission Fluid, Gasoline, Diesel, Motor Oil 
  • Household Cleaners (Acidic/Caustic)
  • Bleach, Ammonia, Muriatic Acids, Pool Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Solvents, Paint Stripper or Thinner
  • Bulbs / Batteries 
  • Fluorescent bulbs, CFL, NiCad, Lithium, Lead Acid, – Automotive, Marine and Sump Pump Batteries

Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 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.

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.


New Year’s Day                                Independence Day                                          Christmas Day  

Memorial Day                                   Thanksgiving Day                                             Labor Day 

  • 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

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  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

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 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

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