unincorporated lake county

60084 (unincorporated lake county)

Available Services

Unincorporated Lake County Residential Waste, Recycle and Yard Waste Collection Program

TOWNSHIPS INCLUDE: MORAINE, WEST DEERFIELD, VERNON, CUBA, WAUCONDA & LIBERTYVILLE

LRS is honored to be the exclusive waste service provider for homes in the Southwest and Southeast townships of Unincorporated Lake County beginning on June 1, 2022. LRS is an independent service provider headquartered in Rosemont, IL. On behalf of our local team, we look forward to providing services for your home every week!

 

2022-23 RATES: STANDARD $19.95 PER MONTH (regardless of trash and recycling cart sizes)

SENIOR (65 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER with signed form available through paper mail, email and as a download below) $17.96 PER MONTH (regardless of trash and recycling cart sizes)

Unincorporated Lake County Senior Enrollment Form

ADDITIONAL CART(S): Should you need an additional waste (or recycling) cart, LRS will provide one at a cost of $3 per month, per cart.

Please Click to view and Download

As part of the County’s review process for open-burning, a new, more complete approach for waste and recycling services was considered, and an RFP was issued to local waste haulers. Through an aggressive and deliberate process, LRS was chosen for the Southeast and Southwest quadrants of Lake County. This decision was based on value for the residents, as well as enhanced service options. The decision to consolidate the waste hauling process for Lake County residents will also ease wear-and-tear on streets and roads.

LRS is a locally-owned waste and recycling hauler, which is contracted to several nearby communities. Please review this mailer, and consider keeping it as a point of reference for programs and questions you might have. Important information is also included to register for new complimentary waste and recycling carts that LRS will provide.

Important Note: Please visit this link (Clean-Air-LakeCountyIL.hug.arcgis.com) which contains important information about new open-burning restrictions for Unincorporated Lake County residents.

APRIL 1             Cart selection and program enrollment begins

APRIL 29          Cart selection and program enrollment period ends at 6:00 PM

MAY 16-31        LRS cart deliveries begin and your current hauler removes their carts

LRS is prohibited from servicing carts branded by another waste service provider.

Unincorporated Lake County residents in MORAINE, WEST DEERFIELD, VERNON, CUBA, WAUCONDA & LIBERTYVILLE TOWNSHIP will be provided with one waste and one recycling cart at no cost. These carts will be serviced on a weekly basis, and residents will have the option to choose either a 95-gallon (standard size), 65-gallon or 35-gallon cart to use for both. Extra garbage bags that won’t fit into your cart should be placed next to your cart for curbside collection.

All carts should be placed at curbside no later than 7AM on your designated service day.

 

Bulk items are items that are too large to fit into your waste cart, and weigh less than 50lbs. Residents will be allowed to put out one bulk item per week curbside at no additional charge for removal. Beyond this, a sticker will need to be affixed to each item. Carpet rolls may be no longer than 4 feet and 18 inches in diameter and mattresses or box springs must be wrapped in plastic. If an item is too large or heavy, special collection arrangements may need to be made, and additional charges may apply.

Recycling Collection

LRS is one of the country’s leading providers of waste and recycling services. As is the case with your waste service, LRS will provide Unincorporated Lake County residents with one recycling cart at no cost. Sizes are 95-gallon, 65-gallon or 35-gallon. This cart will be serviced on a weekly basis on the same day as your waste service.

All carts should be placed at curbside no later than 7AM on your designated service day.

A list of acceptable and unacceptable items is included below, and will also be heat-stamped onto each recycling cart lid. Residents may place out as many recyclable items as they wish each week for collection. Though plastic bags are not accepted, residents may mix recyclables loose in the cart or place them in brown paper bags. Recyclable materials that won’t fit into your recycling cart may also be placed at the side of the cart. We do ask that larger or bulky boxes be broken down before collection.

Accepted recyclables

Paper

Newspaper & inserts Magazines, catalogs & phone books Computer printouts Hanging file folders (remove metal and trash it) Glossy brochures Index cards Stationary Fax paper Envelopes Junk mail Cardboard boxes Brown paper grocery bags Office paper/notebooks Pastel sticky notes Greeting cards Manila Folders Chipboard/paperboard Paperback books

  • Recyclable items must be clean
  • NO used paper plates or pizza boxes, or fluorescent paper (they contaminate the paper stream with food, dye, or plastic coating) If pizza box top is clean you can tear it off and recycle it
  • NO paper towels, tissues, or napkins, which are not recyclable because the fibers are too small to reuse (please compost them with kitchen food scraps if possible)
  • NO shredded paper – Loose shredded paper causes major sorting problems in the recycling facilities
  • NO frozen food boxes, which are made of a hybrid of paper and plastic, and are not wanted by paper mills
  • NO paper cups, which are also made of a hybrid of paper and plastic rendering them unrecyclable

Plastic containers

Plastic bottles, Plastic tubs and Plastic jugs

  • NO plastic bags or plastic film (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags, tarps)
  • NO plastic utensils or plates (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags, tarps, cups, lids or straws)
  • NO candy wrappers, cereal bags, potato chip bags or snack bags
  • NO empty motor oil, pesticide or chemical bottles
  • NO Styrofoam, polystyrene (do not put in curbside bin)

Aluminum cans & foil

Aluminum cans, Aluminum foil, Pie plates & trays

Cartons

Milk, Soup, and Juice cartons & Boxes

Steel tin / cans

Food cans & lids, Metal paint cans & lids and Empty aerosol cans

  • NO utensils, propane tanks, wire hangers or small appliances

Glass bottles & jars

All colors are accepted

  • NO window or auto glass, bakeware, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, coffee pots or drinking glasses

Yard Waste and Food Scrap Collection

LRS will provide seasonal yard waste collection with either stickers or an annual subscription program, from the first full week in April through the second full week in December. Residents may use and place out their own 35-gallon or smaller cans with yard waste, or brown kraft bags. User-owned cans should be clearly marked as “YW,” and may not weigh more than 50lbs (this weight limit also applies to kraft paper bags). Bundles of twigs sticks and branches may not exceed 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. For our sticker program, one sticker would be required on each can, bag or bundled pile and our subscription program allows for pickup of up to 6 bags, cans or piles per week for an annual flat rate.

As part of Lake County’s new contract with LRS, residents may place organic material and food waste with the yard waste they set out for collection. Nearly 20% of all food waste ends up in landfills, so we encourage participation. There is more information on which types of food and organic material is acceptable on the below downloadable flyer.

Your yard waste service day will be on the same day as your waste and recycling.

In accordance with the Lake County website https://clean-air-lakecountyil.hub.arcgis.com/ , many of Lake County’s municipalities had already banned or restricted open burning to protect the health, safety and welfare of their residents. Regionally, Lake County had been the only county in the Chicago metro area without restrictions on burning yard waste throughout its unincorporated areas prior to the ordinance being passed in January 2022. Important aspects of Lake County’s open burning restrictions are:

  • Burning non-woody yard waste, such as leaves and grass, is prohibited.
  • Burning woody yard waste is allowed annually between Nov. 1 – March 31. Woody yard waste generally consists of sticks, branches and tree limbs.
  • Recreational wood-burning fires that are no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ if used for warming, cooking, and other recreational purposes are permitted year-round. www.clean-air-lakecountyil.hub.arcgis.com

LRS will provide a free collection of Christmas trees annually from January 2nd through the 25th. There will be a limit of one tree per home, and only live Christmas trees will be accepted curbside for collection. Trees must be organic, and free of any tinsel, garland or ornaments. Please do not place trees in plastic bags. We kindly ask for any trees over 6 feet in length to please be cut in half to ensure a safe pickup.

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals or they need to be recycled at a special location. Upon request, LRS will provide a collection of these major appliances. Residents simply need to call 844-633-3577  to schedule and pay for a white good appliance collection.

EXAMPLES OF WHITE GOODS OR APPLIANCES:
  • Air Conditioner
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cook Top and 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

HHW products and items are flammable, toxic, corrosive and reactive, and can pose a harmful threat to the environment, workers and equipment if not handled properly. Items like old paint, pesticides, poisons, cleaning agents, old gasoline and oil and others should not be placed out for regular waste collection. LRS strongly suggests reaching out to SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) for direction on these materials.

Billing and Invoice Options

  • LRS bills in advance on a quarterly basis every January, April, July and October.
  • Invoices will be sent to your SERVICE ADDRESS unless you provide LRS with a different mailing address.
  • Paperless Billing is available by registering online at: LRSrecycles.com/pay-bill/
  • Pay your bill or select Auto-Pay online at:Payment.LRSrecycles.com/portal/templanding/
  • Mail Payment:
LRS PO BOX 554892 Detroit, MI 48255-4892 If you need assistance, please call or e-mail our customer experience department for assistance with paperless billing, paying your bill or registering for auto-pay at 844-633-3577  or  Service@LRSrecycles.com.
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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: