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Available Services

Highland Park: Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste/compost Collection Information

As of January 1, 2016, LRS has been Highland Park’s waste, recycling and yard waste/compost hauler for all residential, commercial and multi-family properties.

Residential Service Schedule

Area

Primary Day (Once a Week)

Second Day (Twice a week)

 Southeast Quadrant

Monday

 Thursday

 Southwest Quadrant

Tuesday

 Friday

 Northeast Quadrant

Thursday

 Monday

 Northwest Quadrant

Friday

 Tuesday

Hours of Collection

The collection begins at 7:00 AM. Please have your materials ready in their appropriate locations at that time. For the sake of appearance, please put your materials out no earlier than 7:00 PM the evening before your scheduled pick-up. Note: Pick-up times will vary with routing changes or extreme weather conditions.

The “base fee” is a monthly fee on all property owners in Highland Park, regardless of whether services are active or not. The current monthly fee of $7.50 (raised every April), is part of the LRS contract with the city and allows for residents to select from multiple program options to best fit their needs. In addition, the base fee helps to cover the cost of refuse and recycling trucks on the street, service to communal properties and receptacles, and waste services at City-sponsored events.

Curbside RFID Volume-based Service:

35-gallon trash cart $2.50 per service + base fee $7.50

65-gallon trash cart $5.00 per service + base fee $7.50

95-gallon trash cart $7.50 per service + base fee $7.50

Backdoor Volume-based Service:35-gallon trash cart only$2.50 per service (sicker is required) + $32.50 per month ($25.00 backdoor charge + base fee $7.50)

Curbside Subscription Service:(1) 35g or 65g *trash cart + (1) 35g, 65g, or 95g recycle cart*Customer may choose a 95g trash cart for an additional premium fee of $5.52 per month

1x per week service $23.97 per month ($16.47 per month + base fee $7.50)

2x per week service $61.50 per month ($54.00 per month + base fee $7.50)

Backdoor Subscription Service:(1) 35g trash cart + (1) 35g or 65g recycle cart

1x per week service $44.01 per month ($36.51 backdoor charge + base fee $7.50)

2x per week service $82.50  per month ($75.00 backdoor charge + base fee $7.50)

Organics & Landscape Waste

Highland Park was one of the first cities in Illinois to offer curbside recycling of mixed organic waste (food scrap/landscape). This organics and landscape waste option is available from April 1 to December 15. Please refer to LRS’ compost flyer to see what is accepted in the program.

Subscription Service $160 for 2022 season

Volume-based (Sticker) $2.50 sticker per 32g cart, kraft bag, or bundle not exceeding 4 feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and 50lbs in weight

2021- 2022 Winter Compost Collection Schedule

WEST OF 41 SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 22, JANUARY 5, JANUARY 19, FEBRUARY 2, FEBRUARY 16, MARCH 2, MARCH 16, MARCH 30

EAST OF 41 SCHEDULE: DECEMBER 29, JANUARY 12, JANUARY 26, FEBRUARY 9, FEBRUARY 23, MARCH 9, MARCH 23

Bulk Items

Highland Park residents are permitted to dispose of one bulk item (up to 50 pounds) per pickup on the same day as service and must be placed by the curb. These items do not include white goods, electronics, items over 50 pounds (requiring two employees to lift safely) or construction debris. For these items, LRS asks customers to call the customer service line at 844-633-3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.

Carpet is considered construction debris and must be in rolls less than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter.  For proper carpet disposal, we ask that the customer calls the customer service line at 844-633-3577 to arrange for a special pickup.

Extra Waste

Trash: Customers can place extra garbage on the side of the trash cart. Extra garbage must be bagged with a sticker. Stickers can be purchased at City Hall and a variety of retail outlets.

Recycling: Customers can place extra recyclables at the street-side on the side of the recycling cart. All extra recyclables will be collected at no charge as long as it is less than 1 cubic yard and under 50 pounds.

Additional Fees

Additional Carts: $3.25 per cart per month rental

Extra Waste: $2.50 sticker per 32-gallon bag

Bulk Items: $15.30 per yard – 2yd minimum (prescheduling is required if over 50 lbs in weight)

Appliances: $42.50 per appliance (prescheduling is required)

Construction Debris: $30.60 per yard (prescheduling is required)

Annual Spring Clean-Up/ Bulk Item Pickup

Spring clean-up is offered year-round through LRS bulk item pickup service. Highland Park residents are permitted to dispose of one bulk item (up to 50 pounds) per pickup on the same day as service and must be placed by the curb.  The following items will not be collected during spring clean-up or the weekly bulk item collection: White goods, electronics, items over 50 pounds (requiring two employees to lift safely), or construction debris. Please contact us at 844-NEED-LRS or email Service@LRSrecycles.com for arranging pickup.

Carpet is considered construction debris and must be less than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. For proper carpet disposal, please contact us to arrange for curbside service.

Mattresses that are placed out for removal should be wrapped and sealed.  Shrink-wrapping is optimal, but plastic bags that have been taped together is acceptable too.  This will help drivers avoid bed bug issues and/or mattresses difficult to lift due to soaking up rain or water.

2022 Spring Clean-Up Dates

If your collection is Monday, your Clean-Up Day is Saturday, APRIL 23

If your collection is Tuesday, your Clean-Up Day is Saturday, APRIL 30

If your collection is Thursday, your Clean-Up Day is Saturday, MAY 7

If your collection is Friday, your Clean-Up Day is Saturday, MAY 14

LRS will not be taking the following items:

More than 1 cubic yard of Construction material

White Goods (refrigerators, stoves, etc.)

Electronic waste

Yard waste

Electronic Recycling Pickup

LRS will collect one large electronic item under 50lbs (televisions, monitors, computers, speakers, etc.) or three small electronic waste items (phones, computer mice, radios, adding machines, etc.) on the first customer collection day of each month. Please contact us for information regarding large or small-sized electronic waste options.

Highland Park & the Environment

As the City’s exclusive waste hauler, LRS ensures that Highland Park, Illinois’ residents will receive exceptional service. Highland Park’s Rosewood and Park Avenue beaches are much more beautiful when they are not littered with trash. Our commitment to recycling allows us to create a greener place to live in Highland Park and the surrounding communities. By partnering with us and using our dumpsters, portable bathrooms, street sweepers, mulch, and on-site storage we guarantee your remodeling or construction project will be handled with the utmost professionalism. Our stellar reputation has been built around outstanding customer service, fair pricing, on-time deliveries and our unwavering commitment to the environment. Our nearby recycling and transfer center in Northbrook is just a short drive away.

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Schedule E-Waste Pickup

Please select from the items below. If the item is not on this list, it will not be collected with this special E-Waste collection service.

Check the boxes below of items that you may have.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Fill out the form so that we can confirm that your address qualifies for this program.

We still need to verify some information. Some community-sponsored programs do not cover all homes in a single zip code and we need to know what kind of materials you have for collection.


PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF ITEMS THAT WILL BE LEFT OUT ON THE COLLECTION DATE.

Check the boxes below of items that you may have.

The products listed below are the most common, but is not the entire list of acceptable items.


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Service Request for Des Plaines Residents

This service request is available to Des Plaines residents only.

A $20 container exchange/delivery fee will apply to all residents requiring an additional or different container size.

Please use the below to fill out service and cart size preference if you would like to make changes from your current service option.

For additional assistance, please reach out to the LRS Customer Service team at 844.NEED.LRS or Service@LRSrecycles.com.

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Campton Township Enrollment and Cart Exchange

This service request is available to Campton Township residents only.

Before you begin, LRS recommends reviewing the service level details and options at  LRSrecycles.com/campton-township.

  • Please select your mail preferences below.
  • Then click on your preferred level of service and carts for refuse, recycle or yard waste.
  • Service is billed in advance on a quarterly basis. Information on registering for Auto Pay and Paperless Billing may be found online at  LRSrecycles.com/campton-township in the Billing section.
  • Cart exchange selections made after March 31, 2020, requiring the default cart sizes delivered to be exchanged will result in a $30.00 cart delivery fee.

Please use the below to fill out your updated order preference.

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Mill Creek Enrollment and Cart Exchange

Welcome to the LRS Mill Creek Service Enrollment or Service Change Request web portal.  We look forward to servicing the Mill Creek Community beginning the week of November 1st, 2021!

Mill Creek residents may use this web portal to:

  • Provide LRS with your mailing address
  • Choose to receive quarterly bill by mail or e-mail (paperless billing option)
  • Change from your current service level and request different size and type of cart(s) for weekly service

FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AND LRS CONTACT INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE CLICK HERE – LRSrecycles.com/MillCreek.

  • LRS will begin delivering carts through the month of November.
  • Requests received after Oct 7th may take up to 60 days to be delivered during the initial transition period.
  • If you receive the wrong size or type of cart(s), or would like to select different cart services than you currently have, please complete this form.
  • Requests submitted after Nov 30 will incur a $20.00 delivery charge.
  • If you submit service changes and need to make a revision, please do not submit this again and contact LRS Customer Service at 844.NEED.LRS.
  • If you requested an exchange of the cart you received, you must leave the other cart out at the curb to be exchanged.

3 CART PROGRAM | Includes one (1) cart for recycle, garbage and yard waste = $19.75 per month

All garbage and yard waste placed outside of the LRS carts require one Mill Creek Waste Sticker per item.

2 CART PROGRAM | Includes a cart for recycle and garbage = $16.75 per month

All garbage and yard waste placed outside of the LRS carts require one Mill Creek Waste Sticker per item.

1 CART PROGRAM | Includes a cart for recycle = No monthly charge | Sticker Program

All garbage and yard waste require Mill Creek Waste Stickers.

  • PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR REQUEST TO ENSURE YOU’VE SELECTED THE SERVICE YOU WOULD LIKE.
  • DO NOT SUBMIT A REQUEST THROUGH THIS PORTAL MORE THAN ONCE. PLEASE CONTACT LRS CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 844.NEED.LRS OR EMAIL SERVICE@LRSRECYCLES.COM
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Welcome To The Cart Selection Portal!

Requests made after 6 p,m February 4th may delay the delivery of your request. Delivery will begin at the end of March 2022 during the initial transition of services, We look forward to servicing your Darien home starting April 1st, 2022!

ADDITIONAL CART RENTAL OPTIONS - $3 PER MONTH, PER CONTAINER

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WELCOME TO THE SCHAUMBURG CART SELECTION PORTAL!

PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS BY MARCH 18TH AT 5 PM!

Crews will begin delivering carts daily except for Sundays beginning in mid-April. Residents must choose their preferred cart size for waste and recycling by March 18, 2022. All homes will receive new carts unless residents select the option to use their own personal containers for waste and recycling. Not every home will receive one or both carts on the same day or at the same time.

The default sizes for single-family homes are 96 gallons for waste and 64 gallons for recycling. The default sizes for multi-family homes are 64 gallons for both waste and recycling. Any requests made after the 18th for sizes different than the default, or for additional carts, will be granted immediately following the completion of the initial delivery period in the community.

For more information, visit the dedicated LRS Schaumburg page by clicking here. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVICING YOUR HOME STARTING IN MAY OF 2022!

ADDITIONAL CART RENTAL OPTIONS - $3 PER MONTH, PER CONTAINER

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Welcome to the LRS Village of Lincolnshire Service Enrollment or Service Change Request web portal.

Single-family home Village of Lincolnshire residents may use this web portal to:

  • Select your preferred cart sizes
  • Provide LRS with your mailing address
  • Choose to receive quarterly bill by mail or e-mail (paperless billing option)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM DETAILS AND LRS CONTACT INFORMATION

LIMITED SERVICE PROGRAM | INCLUDES ONE (1) LRS TRASH AND ONE (1) LRS RECYCLING CART

All garbage bags placed outside of the LRS trash cart requires one LRS Lincolnshire Waste Sticker per bag.
Recycling service is included with the cost of garbage.

UNLIMITED SERVICE PROGRAM | INCLUDES ONE (1) LRS TRASH AND ONE (1) LRS RECYCLING CART

All garbage bags placed outside of the LRS trash cart do not require a Lincolnshire Waste Sticker per bag.

NEED A SECOND GARBAGE OR RECYCLING CART?

TOP OF DRIVE SERVICE PROGRAM OPTION

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR REQUEST TO ENSURE YOU’VE SELECTED THE SERVICE YOU WOULD LIKE.

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Paperless Invoicing for Highland Park Residents

Sign-up to have your invoice sent to you each month via email from Lakeshore Recycling Systems. By participating in the paperless invoice program you will enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Get your invoice the same day it’s generated
  • Eliminate the hassle of filing a paper invoice
  • Save the Forest

Please fill out the required information below to get started with Paperless Invoicing

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Service Request for Highland Park Residents

This option is for Highland Park residents only.

Carts provided by LRS must be used for service; if you have purchased a non-branded cart in the past, please call the LRS Customer Service Center to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

For complete information regarding the different service options and applicable rates per option  click here.

The $27.65 container exchange/delivery fee will apply to all residents requiring an additional or different container size.

Please use the below to fill out service and cart size preference if you would like to make changes from your current service option.

* Please note that choosing a backdoor service option requires a 35-gallon waste cart; no other size can be accommodated.
* LRS will provide a 35-gallon cart for organics/landscape use to use at no charge, on an opt-in basis.
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Welcome To the Unincorporated Lake County Cart Selection Portal!

PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS BY APRIL 29TH AT 5 PM!

Crews will begin delivering carts daily except for Sundays beginning in late May. Residents must choose their preferred cart size for waste and recycling by April 29th, 2022. All homes will receive new LRS branded carts for waste and recycling. Not every home will receive one or both carts on the same day or at the same time.

The default sizes for all homes are 95 gallons for waste and 95 gallons for recycling. Any requests made after the 29th of April for sizes different than the default, or for additional carts, will be granted immediately following the completion of the initial delivery period in the community.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVICING YOUR HOME STARTING IN JUNE OF 2022!

ADDITIONAL CART RENTAL OPTIONS - $3 PER MONTH, PER CONTAINER

YARD WASTE/ORGANICS SUBSCRIPTION: