Village of Oak Park Residential Waste & Recycling Refuse Collection Program
LRS is honored to be the exclusive service provider for collecting waste, recycling, yard waste and compost, household hazardous and electronic waste for Oak Park homes beginning Friday, April 1, 2022. LRS is an independent service provider headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois.
LRS began as a recycling company over 20 years ago and has since become one of the largest service providers in the country. LRS is proud to have always been a domestic recycler. On behalf of LRS, we look forward to providing services for your Oak Park home for many years to come.
Village of Oak Park Service & Sticker Rates
Garbage service is provided once a week on the same day as recycle service and yard waste service (in season). LRS provides a cart or carts for garbage in a 64 or 96 gallon size.
The Village of Oak Park cost for refuse and recycling is based on the size of the refuse cart selected. Recycling is included in the service regardless of the refuse cart size selected.
Refuse Carts for Garbage
LRS provides a small (64 gallon) or large (96 gallon) refuse (garbage) cart and weekly collection for single-family homes and multi-family dwellings with five or fewer units. Please call LRS Customer Service at 844-633-3577 if you need you need to replace a damaged garbage cart. LRS will only replace carts provided by LRS after the start of service in April 2022
One pink refuse sticker is required for each bag/rigid container 30 gallons or less. Two pink refuse stickers are required for any item exceeding 30 gallons. See BULK AND LARGE ITEM COLLECTION, and SPECIAL REFUSE COLLECTION for items exceeding 30 gallons that do not fit in the LRS refuse (garbage) cart.
Effective April, 1, 2022, LRS will provide weekly collection of accepted recyclables on the same day as garbage and yard waste (in season).
LRS will provide one 64 gallon recycle cart for accepted recyclable materials. Additional carts are available for no charge.
Remove metal clips and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples. Envelopes with cellophane windows are 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)
- 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 & 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 & JARS
- Empty, rinse, labels are ok to leave on
- All glass colors are accepted
- 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 April 1st through the last full week of November on the same day as refuse and recyclables. Non-LRS containers, biodegradable paper yard waste bags (minimum of 2 ply thickness) and bundles require one green yard waste sticker each.
Yard waste may be placed out in compostable paper yard waste bags and rigid containers up to 32 gallons. Bundles of brush must not exceed two feet in diameter, four feet in length and no more than 50 pounds each.
LRS offers a large organics cart for residents in place of using yard waste bags or rigid containers with yard waste stickers. Yard waste and accepted food scraps may go into the cart. If you’d like to opt-in to this program for service submit your request to the Village of Oak Park at www.oak-park.us/compostable.
Examples of Compostable Food Scraps Accepted
Bulk items are large items that do not fit into your LRS refuse (garbage) cart. LRS will collect one bulk item a week with two pink refuse stickers affixed to the item. Bulk items may not exceed 50 pounds as a general guideline.
Bulk items that require additional equipment or labor to manage are considered a Special Refuse Collection (see below).
LRS does not require notification for the collection of one bulk item per week so long as it is able to be managed by the regular service driver and vehicle, and has two pink refuse stickers affixed to it.
Carpeting rolls may be placed out with two pink refuse stickers affixed to each roll. Each roll cannot exceed 50 pounds in weight or four feet in length, folded over. Rolls that cannot be folded, should be tied with twine or plastic tie straps on both sides for the service driver to pick-up with his hands.
MATTRESS / BOX SPRING
Mattresses and box/bed springs are required to be in a plastic mattress cover and taped securely shut. Plastic mattress covers may be purchased at retail outlets such as Walmart, Lowes, Menards, Home Depot and storage unit facilities.
BULK ITEM EXAMPLES
Examples of a bulk or large item exceeding the capacity of the LRS refuse (garbage) cart and 30 gallon bag/rigid container, includes the following; bed frame, box spring (bed), bicycle, chair, love seat/sofa, one part of sectional couch, mattress, frame or wall picture, or a toy. These are only some examples as there are many items that may be considered a bulk item.
A sofa sleeper or couch with a pull out bed is considered a Special Refuse Collection and requires an estimate from LRS. Please see Special Refuse Collection to learn more.
Bulk items requiring special equipment and additional labor, such as a piano, sofa sleeper (couch with pull out bed) and large entertainment center, and construction debris are considered a Special Refuse Collection.
ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-WASTE) HOME COLLECTIONLRS provides a special collection for electronics requiring different handling than garbage or curbside recyclables for homes with cart collection services. E-Waste requests must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the Wednesday before E-Waste collection week or it will be collected the following collection month. Please see the LRS Oak Park Electronics Collection Schedule and associated monthly request deadline
Schedule a collection for accepted electronic waste items online by clicking the button on the upper right hand corner of this page.
ACCEPTED ELECTRONIC WASTE ITEMS
- Cable Receivers
- Cellular Phones
- Computers (desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet)
- Digital Converter Boxes
- Digital Video Disc Players
- Digital Video Disc Recorders
- Electronic Keyboards
- Electronic Mice
- Facsimile Machines
- Portable Digital Music Players
- Satellite Receivers
- Small Scale Servers
- TV’s and Monitors
- Videocassette Recorders
- Video Game Consoles