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Village of Northbrook Refuse, Recycling & Organics Collection Program 

Effective September 1st, 2024, LRS will provide refuse, recycling, landscape waste and organics collection for all single-family and many multi-family properties. 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 following below or using the links to the right (facing) of this page. Program brochures will be mailed to all residences prior to the start of service and extra copies will be made available at Village Hall.

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

Important Service Transition Information 

New collection services with LRS will begin on Tuesday, September 3nd, 2024.



-LRS will deliver new carts curbside in late-August over a 2-week period. No one needs to be home to receive them during this process.

Please Note: Different styles and sizes of carts are delivered at different times.


-Residents may place their LRS carts out for collection on your first service day with LRS.

Please note, though your service day will remain the same, service times are subject to change.


-Your current hauler will continue providing services in their branded containers through August 30th, 2024.

Please do not begin using your LRS carts until your WM carts are serviced for the final time and removed.



Northbrook residents will automatically be registered to receive the same size refuse and recycling carts that are currently on site with your present hauler.

LRS is pleased to offer different cart sizes and additional carts to rent. Scroll down to Cart Options to learn more.

  • LRS crews will deliver new carts before WM crews remove their carts. 
  • LRS carts may arrive at various times and on different days, even on the same block. 
  • You may have LRS & WM carts for multiple days.  
  • LRS does not schedule cart delivery days or times during the implementation period in August.  


  • WM carts will be removed at the end of August, on or after your final day of service with them.
  • Do not use old carts after WM empties them for the final time. 
  • Leave old WM carts empty and at the curb after service to be removed. 
  • WM will send equipment crews to remove WM carts. The removals will not be done by your refuse or recycling drivers.




  • Please contact WM to schedule removals if your WM carts are still on site.


  • Start using new LRS carts once your WM carts are removed.
  • WM will NOT service LRS carts and LRS will not service WM carts.


Requests for different cart sizes and additional rental carts must be selected by July 29TH , 2024, to be delivered during the initial period in August. Selections made after July 29TH , will be delivered after the initial delivery period has been completed. LRS cannot guarantee delivery days or times with this type of delivery.

  • Refuse and recycling carts are available in 3 different size options.
  • Cart requests are to be submitted online through the LRS Cart Portal 
  • LRS Cart Portal is also at the top righthand section of this webpage  
  • Unwanted carts (due to size preference) should be used in the interim but must be left curbside to be exchanged. 
  • Exchanges or additional cart requests can take up to 2 weeks to complete after our initial round of deliveries has finished, if made after July 29TH .


Please contact LRS Customer Service for all refuse, recycling, landscape and organic waste questions, along with cart exchanges, misses, extra pick-ups and any general service inquiries.

Phone: 844.633.3577 

Email: Service@LRSrecycles.com

A support request can also be submitted, in the upper right-hand corner of the page. 


Collection Schedule

Service days will remain the same!

  • All items need to be placed at curb or alley by 6:30 AM
  • Service times are subject to change
  • Drivers often work through the afternoon hours based on a variety of factors including traffic, weather, road conditions, truck loads and routing updates

All refuse will be collected starting at 6:30AM on your service day. Collection times are always subject to change. LRS provides wheeled carts with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your refuse in. Additional LRS carts are available upon request to LRS customer service or by using the designated LRS/Northbrook Cart Portal.


Refuse collection is limited. Any bags of refuse that do not fit inside your designated LRS refuse container require 1 sticker per bag. Stickers can be located at the same current retailers (listed below). Extra rental carts are available upon request to LRS customer service. Scroll down for more information on cart size, sticker retailers and bulk item service.


Northbrook Cart Size Options:

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no additional charge for each household. Extra 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 refuse, in a separate truck.
  • Each home will automatically receive the same size cart that you currently have on site with WM branding, unless another selection is made.
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials and can place out extra material, when needed for no additional pickup charge.
  • Please MARK the additional container used as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it.
  • Please break/cut down any cardboard boxes and have them flattened for safety and ease of pickup by your driver.
  • Plastic bags are not 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/or contained 
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed 

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 Northbrook LRS residential refuse and orgnics sticker can be used on excess bags of refuse and yard waste/organics programs. LRS stickers are available for purchase at the same current retailers beginning in late-August.
  • Please read each section to find out how many stickers are required for items placed out for collection.
  • Sticker retailers:

Organics season is April 1st – November 30th. LRS offers two options for Northbrook residents to dispose of landscape waste and organics – 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. Residents on the sticker program require 1 sticker for every personal can/container of yard waste. 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 Landscape 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. Anything outside the container requires 1 sticker per bag/ additional container.


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.


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  

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 at no additional charge. Please place the bulk item(s) next to your refuse 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 information for our drivers to handle the item(s) 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.
  • Any bulk items with glass need to be covered in cardboard or tapped to prevent them from shattering.
  • Toilets are accepted and need to have the tank and bowl separated for pickup by your driver.

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   

Appliances will be collected when placed curbside on your service day if you pre-schedule by calling 844.NEED.LRS. This service requires pre-payment and cost starts at $30 per item. Please note that all items need to be drained of liquid for service.

Accepted Appliances (White Goods) Service

Electronic waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in your normal refuse). The items below are not included in your curbside collection.


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 


Residents can make e-waste drop offs at Village Hall at 1227 Cedar Ln. on the first Tuesday and Saturday of every month. Light bulbs and batteries are also accepted on weekdays, at this location.

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. Northfield Township at 237 Melvin Dr is a local option, but please also 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 or over 4 yards of lose material. 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 Northbrook residents quarterly, in advance
  • Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner
  • Invoices will be sent to the service address unless another address is provided
  • E-mail (paperless) 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 on each invoice or on the home page of our website with the green ‘PAY BILL’ button

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.

How do I report a missed pickup?  

If your refuse, recycling or organics material is not collected on the service day by 7pm, please contact LRS by calling 844.633.3577 or email 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. 

September 1, 2024 – August 31, 2025


35G $24.00/MTH $72.00/QTR
35G SENIOR $21.75/MTH $65.25/QTR
65G $26.00/MTH $78.00/QTR
65G SENIOR $23.55/MTH $70.65/QTR
95G $31.00/MTH $93.00/QTR
95G SENIOR $28.05/MTH $84.15/QTR



35G $41.00/MTH $123.00/QTR
35G SENIOR $38.75/MTH $116.25/QTR
65G $43.00/MTH $129.00/QTR
65G SENIOR $40.55/MTH $121.65/QTR
95G $48.00/MTH $144.00/QTR
95G SENIOR $45.05/MTH $135.15/QTR



35G $41.00/MTH $123.00/QTR
35G SENIOR $38.75/MTH $116.25/QTR
65G $43.00/MTH $129.00/QTR
65G SENIOR $40.55/MTH $121.65/QTR
95G $48.00/MTH $144.00/QTR
95G SENIOR $45.05/MTH $135.15/QTR



35G $58.00/MTH $174.00/QTR
35G SENIOR $55.75/MTH $167.25/QTR
65G $60.00/MTH $180.00/QTR
65G SENIOR $57.05/MTH $171.15/QTR
95G $65.00/MTH $195.00/QTR
95G SENIOR $62.05/MTH $186.15/QTR


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