Evanston & LRS
In a contract that began November 1, 2022, LRS serves as the City of Evanston’s commercial waste and recycling hauler. Along with being the City’s commercial hauler, LRS also serves as the waste hauler for all City of Evanston condominiums.
LRS has a geographical familiarity along with an understanding of the types of service that the City, its residents, and its commercial customers expect in terms of service standards. Our goal is to exceed those expectations and provide nothing less than exceptional services and high-quality solutions.
Evanston & the Environment
With nearly 75,000 residents and businesses calling Evanston home and over 23,000 students attending Northwestern University, LRS plays a critical role in keeping this beautiful town green and clean. Given its proximity to downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, real estate in Evanston is extremely expensive. As you might expect, there are hundreds of businesses and homes being remodeled every year. The residents and businesses of Evanston have come to trust us for all their waste management and recycling needs. They know they will get free and expert advice, honest pricing and on-time delivery. For 20 years, we have worked hard to earn the right to be the trusted residential and commercial waste management partner in Evanston.
When you are planning your next home or commercial renovation project, look no further. We provide on-site storage, roll-off dumpsters, street sweepers, mulch, portable bathrooms and top-of-the-line recycling and transfer services. Our closest recycling center is located in Northbrook for your recycling convenience. With LRS, you can trust that your waste will go through an extensive sorting process to ensure we uphold our values in creating a greener place to live in Evanston and all Chicagoland communities.
Evanston businesses have a wide range of service options to choose from including 65/95-gallon carts, 1 through 10-yard commercial containers, and compactor services. Also available for heavier material, construction work and clean-out work are roll-off boxes, which range in size from 10-yard to 30-yard boxes.
Recycling service options closely mirror those offered for waste services. Recycling carts will be available in the 95-gallon size, and commercial containers are available in 1 through 10-yard containers. Of course, should the need present itself, roll-off boxes are also available for recycling projects (wood, masonry, etc.). Evanston businesses are also eligible to take advantage of a 95-gallon cart or a 1yd commercial container serviced weekly at no additional cost to complement their waste services.
Accepted & Unaccepted Recyclables
- Newspaper & inserts
- Computer printouts
- Glossy brochures
- Cardboard boxes
- Office paper/notebooks
- Greeting cards
- Magazines, catalogs & phone books
- Hanging file folders (remove metal and trash it)
- Index cards
- Fax paper
- Junk mail
- Brown paper grocery bags
- Pastel sticky notes
- Manila folders
- Paperback books
- Plastic bottles
- Plastic tubes
- Plastic jugs
- NO plastic bags or plastic film (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags or 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, pesticides or chemical bottles
- NO Styrofoam, polystyrene (do not put in curbside bin)
Aluminum Cans and Foil
- Aluminum cans
- Aluminum foil
- Pie plates & trays
- Juice cartons & boxes
Steel Tin and Cans
- Food cans & lids
- Metal paint cans & lids
- Empty aerosol cans
- NO utensils, propane tanks, wire hangers or small appliances
Glass Bottles and Jars
- All colors are accepted
- NO window or auto glass, bakeware, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, coffee pots or drinking glasses
Waste and recycling services are only a portion of the services that LRS offers. LRS is one of the largest providers of portable services in the Midwest. We are pleased to offer our customers a wide variety of portable services, including:
- Portable restrooms (standard units and ADA)
- Portable hand-wash stations
- Portable hand sanitizer stations
- Luxury portable restrooms
Please visit LRSrecycles.com/portable-restroom-solutions for more information.