Wheaton

60187 (Wheaton)

Available Services

Wheaton Residential Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program

LRS provides City of Wheaton residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Wheaton residents including electronic waste recycling and disposal, organic food scrap compost service, Annual Recycling Events, portable restrooms, and large, open top construction style containers. We are proud to be a partner in your community!


For more information on the required number of stickers or scheduling collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below.

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GARBAGE SERVICE

Please reference the map or contact customer service to confirm your service day. All garbage and recycling will be collected between the times of 7AM and 7PM on your collection day. Service times are subject to change.

LRS offers wheeled carts for garbage with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your refuse in. All carts are equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, in order to verify service. LRS’ RFID technology will track customer pickups and invoice residents based on if the bin was lifted.

LRS provides carts in three different sizes to residents. If you would like to inquire about rates or changing cart sizes, or even adding an additional rental cart, please email Service@LRSrecycles.com or call 844-NEED-LRS and any of our service representatives would be happy to assist (fees may apply). If you wish to change bin sizes, please have the current RFID number of your cart(s) ready. The RFID number can be located on the front belly of the bin in white letters.

                                                  

The City of Wheaton Waste/Organics Sticker is yellow and used for garbage placed outside of the LRS carts like loose bags of garbage, bulk items, yard waste/organics, appliances, and electronics. See each section to learn how many stickers are required for items placed out.

Sticker rate = $3.05 each

Stickers can be purchased at:

®     City Hall: 303 Wesley St

®     7-eleven: 625 Roosevelt Rd

®     Ace Hardware: 1705 Main St & 90 Loop Rd

®     True Value: 125 Front St

®     Pantry Plus: 238 Gables Blvd

®     Jewel: 599 Roosevelt Rd 2031

®     Caputo’s Fresh Market: 550 E North Ave Carol Stream

Recycling is collected on the same day as garbage and yard waste. Carts are available in 35, 65 and 95-gallon. Additional carts are available upon request. Recycling carts are also embedded with RFID technology. If you wish to change bin sizes, please have the current RFID number of your cart(s) ready. The RFID number can be located on the front belly of the bin in white letters. 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

®     You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials

®     Additional rental bin(s) available upon request.

                                                                                      LRS Recycling Guidelines

 

Paper

           ®     Remove metal cops 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 printouts, 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

 

Cartons

®     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 ok 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

Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on the first full week of April through the second full week of December on the same day as garbage and recyclables. LRS also allows for organic food scraps to be mixed into yard waste during the season as well.

 

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.

Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds and grass clippings and yard trimmings.

LRS allows organic food scraps to be mixed in with yard waste placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags, garbage containers or the LRS yard waste cart. Food scraps are collected with yard waste during yard waste season.

 

What are Considered Acceptable Food Scraps?

Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells & vegetables.

 

What are NON-Acceptable Food Scraps?

Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam cannot be placed in your bin.

 

Approved Yard Waste Containers or Bags

Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags or open garbage cans not larger than 35-gallon capacity marked with “YW” or “Yard Waste Only” one sticker per bin/bundle is required.

LRS also offers optional 65-gallon and 95-gallon carts yard waste. These are optional and available for residents to rent for a fee billed quarterly, no stickers would be required.

Please contact LRS customer service if you are interested in renting a yard waste cart.

 

Christmas Trees

LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees for the first two weeks in January. After Jan 14th, 1 sticker per tree is required. 

      ®     Lightbulbs should be completely removed from live trees

      ®     Artificial trees will not be accepted

      ®     Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire, or plastic or in plastic bags will not be included in this special collection 

Bulk items are items placed outside of your garbage cart or container. Bulk item examples include:  couches, tables, chairs, desks, large toys, etc.

®     Bulk items require 5 (five) refuse stickers each

®     Notify LRS for items exceeding 50 LBS or longer than 6’

®     Bulk or large items that do not fit inside an approved waste container or exceed 50 LBS 

®     Mattresses & box springs must be enclosed in a plastic mattress cover

(Found at local hardware, Walmart, Target, Lowes, Storage facilities)

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go into the regular garbage) and collected on the same day as trash, recycling, and yard waste.

 

Accepted 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

 

Will there be a charge for E-Waste services?

The LRS E-Waste curbside collection program is a sticker-based program. The same sticker that is used for garbage and yard waste can also be used for E-Waste. The cost for handling E-Waste varies depending on the item. A different number of stickers will be required depending on how much E-Waste is placed at the curb. Please see the information below:

            ®     One (1) sticker – One small E-Waste item such as a computer mouse or DVD player

            ®     Five (5) stickers – One brown paper bag/paper box or small bundle of accepted items

            ®     Ten (10) stickers – One TV or computer monitor

 

Please contact customer service if you need help with determining the number of stickers for E-Waste Collection. 

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 facility located at 156 Fort Hill Dr, Naperville (630-420-6095).

 

Examples of HHW

       ®     Oil Based Paints, Flammable Oils

o   Oil, Lead, Urethane, Chromium Based Paints, Shellac,
Water or Driveway Sealer, Oil-Based Stain, Varnish

       ®     Pesticides / Herbicides / Fertilizers

o   Poison, Lawn Chemicals, Weed Killer

       ®     Aerosols

o   Spray-Paint, Hairspray, WD-40, Air Fresheners, Spray
Adhesives, Oven Cleaner, Insecticide Bug Spray

       ®     Automotive Chemicals / Fluids

o   Antifreeze, Brake or Transmission Fluid, Gasoline,
Diesel, Motor Oil

       ®     Houshold Cleaners (Acidic/Caustic)

o   Bleach, Ammonia, Muriatic Acids, Pool Cleaners, Drain
Cleaners, Solvents, Paint Stripper or Thinner

       ®     Bulbs / Batteries

o   Fluorescent bulbs, CFL, NiCad, Lithium, Lead Acid, –
Automotive, Marine and Sump Pump Batteries

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals, or they need to be recycled at a special location.

Examples of Appliances or White Goods:

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

 

Scheduling Removal of Appliances & White Goods

All appliances/white goods must be prescheduled to LRS by calling customer service.

 

Will there be a charge for appliance collection?

One (1) appliance requires 10 stickers for collection. Any additional items are requested to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS customer service.

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.

DIY Construction

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.

 

Dumpster Services

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.

®              LRS bills quarterly in advance every January, April, July, and October

®              Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner

®              Invoices will be meiled to the service address unless another address is provided

®              E-mail Billing and Auto-Pay options are available

®              Mail payments to:

            LRS

            Po Box 554892

            Detroit, Mi 48255-4892

 

Paperless Invoicing

Residents may opt to receive paperless invoicing by registering online. Go to our Pay Bill link and scroll to “Sign up for Paperless Billing” to enroll today!

 

Auto Payment Option

LRS offers an auto-pay option for residents who choose to establish this method of payment. If you would like to elect for auto pay, you may do so by clicking here to the online portal and either logging in or creating an account.

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.

For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or Saturday 7:00 a.m. until noon 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 yard waste are not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by calling 847.381.9300 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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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!

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 for different size carts made than what is currently on site will be fulfilled curbside Wednesday-Friday each week, within 1-3 weeks from your submission.

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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Berkeley residents will be delivered new, blue LRS carts beginning August 22nd.

Roy strom carts will be removed after your service day as described in the new program brochure and new LRS program webpage at lrsrecycles.Com/berkeley.

Each home is scheduled to be delivered one (1) 95-gallon cart for garbage and one (1) 95-gallon cart for recyclables. Additional or smaller carts must be selected on this form.

If you currently have additional cart(s) for garbage or recyclables and choose to continue having an additional cart, the new rate is $3.00 per month and you will need to complete this form to receive them.

No action is required (do not complete form below) if:

  • You prefer the larger, 95-gallon carts for garbage and recyclables
  • You do not want or need additional carts

Action required (complete form below) if:

  • You prefer the smaller, 65-gallon cart sizes for garbage and/or recycle
  • You currently have or would like additional carts

ADDITIONAL 95-GALLON GARBAGE CARTS ARE AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR $3.00 PER MONTH WITH A MINIMUM 12 MONTH CART RENTAL REQUIRED AND PAYABLE TO THE VILLAGE OF BERKELEY.

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Unincorporated Blackberry Township Enrollment & Cart Exchange

Welcome to the Unincorporated Blackberry Township Service Enrollment or Service Change Request web portal. We look forward to servicing the Blackberry Community beginning the week of November 1st, 2022!

SERVICE ENROLLMENT INCLUDES:

  • Confirmation of your mailing address
  • Choice of paperless/e-mail or physical mail quarterly bill
  • Choice of cart types and sizes with weekly service program

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

  • New LRS cart deliveries will begin towards the end of October
  • Requests received after Oct 10th are not guaranteed to be delivered before the start of service and may take up to 60 days to exchange
  • To request different carts than what you’ve received or were delivered, please complete this form
  • Requests submitted after Nov 30th will incur a $20.00 delivery charge per cart
  • If requesting cart exchange please leave the other cart(s) curbside to receive new cart(s)

3 CART PROGRAM = $20.16 per month | Includes weekly service and one cart for: garbage, recycle and yard waste/organics

Each container or bag of garbage & yard waste outside of LRS cart(s) require one Waste Sticker per item.

2 CART PROGRAM = $17.17 per month | Includes weekly service and one cart for: garbage and recycling

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

1 CART PROGRAM = No monthly charge | Includes weekly service and one cart for recycling | Sticker Program

All garbage and yard waste require one Waste Stickers per item.

  • 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 Unincorporated Lake County Cart Selection Portal!

The default sizes for all homes are 95 gallons for waste and 95 gallons for recycling. Any requests made at this time for sizes different than the default, for removals of carts or for additional carts, will be granted curbside on weekdays, within 1-3 weeks of your request.

3 CART PROGRAM = $20.16 per month | Includes weekly service and one cart for: garbage, recycle and yard waste/organics

Each container or bag of garbage & yard waste outside of LRS cart(s) require one Waste Sticker per item.

2 CART PROGRAM = $17.17 per month | Includes weekly service and one cart for: garbage and recycling

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

1 CART PROGRAM = No monthly charge | Includes weekly service and one cart for recycling | Sticker Program

All garbage and yard waste require one Waste Stickers per item.

  • 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