River Forest

60305 (River Forest)

Available Services

Village of River Forest Refuse Collection Program

River Forest homes receive weekly refuse (garbage) collection which takes place as described below with options for the base (standard) program and special (unlimited) refuse collection. LRS accepts unlimited quantities of properly containerized and prepared recyclables each week. 

LRS, Roy Strom & Village of River Forest

For over 40 years, the River Forest community has received best-in-class refuse services from the Roy Strom Refuse Co. (Strom), family and staff. LRS is privileged to have acquired Strom in December of 2020 . Along with the dedicated Strom staff, now LRS, we’re honored to service River Forest.

LRS was founded on the principle of recycling, reusing and reducing waste. Today, LRS owns and operates state-of the-art recycling facilities throughout the US. LRS offers convenient and affordable sustainable service options as a gold-star domestic recycler. We are proud to keep the materials we collect from your home in America.

LRS is pleased to offer River Forest homes our premier program including more options to be sustainable such as food scrap composting and our home collection recycling services for electronics and household hazardous waste materials.

Click here to learn about the new LRS program from the Village President and click on this link to hear from George Strom, formerly of the Roy Strom Company.

  • Back Door Served Homes -Collection of up to two 33-gallon containers of refuse or home building materials
  • Alley Served Homes – Collection of LRS, or Strom branded 64-gallon container for refuse.
  • Additional containers may not be larger than 33-gallons or 50 lbs. when full with a tight fighting lid
  • Additional container (each) requires one (1) Universal Solid Waste Tag

Special Service Option

Special Service Enrollment | Contact the Village of River Forest at 708-366-8500
  • Unlimited Refuse -Weekly collection of unlimited refuse containers no larger than 33 gallons or 50 pounds when full
  • Home Building Debris – Weekly collection of up to one (1) container

Refuse Containers

Refuse containers that are not issued by LRS may not exceed 33-gallons or 50 pounds when full. Containers are required to have tight-fitting lids with materials contained inside. Do not overfill containers or carts. Oversized and overweight containers will not be collected.

Any item placed outside of your refuse containers require a Universal Solid Waste Tag affixed to it. Bulk items are collected on the same day as refuse. Bulk Item Universal Solid Waste Tags required as with following examples:

Under 50 lbs. & not to exceed 4’ Length x 4’ Wide = 1 Tag

  • Small sized furniture object
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Child’s toy
  • Tools
  • Bag or box of items

Over 50 lbs., Under 150 lbs. = 5 Tags

  • Hot water heaters under 75 gallons
  • Furniture items
  • Appliances

Under 150 pounds = 10 Tags

  • Hot water tanks over 75 gallons
  • Furniture items
  • Appliances

Universal Solid Waste Tags are $3.20 each and sold at the following locations:

  • River Forest Village Hall – 400 Park Avenue
  • Jewel Food/Osco Drug – 7523 Lake Street
  • Schauer Ace Hardware – 7449 Madison, Forest Park

 
River Forest Solid Waste Tag

LRS will collect an unlimited quantity of recyclable materials. For back door served residences, recyclables must be placed in containers 33-gallons or under, or in small cardboard boxes or thick paper bags. Residences with alley service can place recyclables in the LRS-provided 64-gallon recycling cart. Containers should be closed to avoid wind-blow debris.

Accepted Recyclables

  • Household plastic, rigid plastic, plastic jugs and bottles
  • Aluminum cans, steel & tin cans, glass
  • Paperboard, office paper & junk mail, newspaper, phone books, magazines & catalogs
  • Milk & juice cartons
  • Cardboard & paper bags

New Year’s Day | Memorial Day | 4th of July |Labor Day | Thanksgiving | Christmas Day
Service will be delayed by one day if holiday is on or before your regular pick-up day.

Properly prepared yard waste and brush are collected every Tuesday beginning the first Tuesday of April through the first Tuesday in December. Service is for yard waste such as grass, leaves, shrubbery cuttings, and bundles of brush/branches.

  • Yard waste may be set out after 6:00pm the night before collection (Monday)
  • Yard waste must be placed out no later than 7:00am on collection day (Tuesday)
  • Yard waste will be collected in the parkway immediately behind the curb and not placed in the street

Yard Waste Fee | Universal Solid Waste Tag Required (Each)

  • BAG | One (1) Kraft-style landscape paper bag under 32-33 gallons and 50 lbs.
  • BUNDLE | One (1) brush bundle must be under 50 lbs, with individual limbs not to exceed 4 feet long by 4 inches in diameter, preferably tied with twine

Holiday Trees & Greens

LRS will collect HOLIDAY GREENS (ONLY) every Tuesday in January. Please have out by 7AM. This is only for Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland, only holiday greens. LRS does not collect yard waste during this time.

The Village program offers collection of compostable food scraps and yard waste with an LRS (Strom) Compost Cart every Tuesday and bi-monthly December through March. As a founding partner of the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition, LRS, along with the Village of River Forest, strongly encourage composting as a sustainable way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Examples of accepted compostables include: egg shells, pastas, nuts, paper plates, napkins, fruit, vegetables, rice, grain, bread, coffee grounds, filters and more.

Click here to learn about the Compost Cart Program!

The program is offered on an optional subscription basis. The subscription price varies based on cart size, and the program auto-renews until cancelled. Residents who sign up will receive a cart, along with an under-sink collection bucket. If you use four or more tags per month for yard waste, this might be a better option for you. Compost Carts are delivered monthly. Residents who sign-up before the 20th of the month will receive their compost container by the first of the following month. Compost collection begins when you receive your Compost Cart. Service is provided every Tuesday and bi-monthly December through March.

Compost Carts are now available in three sizes: 35-gallon, 65-gallon and 95-gallon . Please visit the Village of River Forest webpage at https://www.vrf.us/curbside-composting to request your compost cart, to make changes, or enroll for service.

  • Refuse collection is provided on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • Yard waste and Compost Carts are serviced on Tuesday, in season.
  • Missed locations and special pick-ups are done on Thursday and Friday.

Monday | West side of Harlem Ave through and including both sides of Monroe Ave between Central Ave and North Ave, and the east side of Jackson Ave between Oak Ave and Chicago Ave

Tuesday | Both sides of Jackson Ave (except for the east side of Jackson Ave between Oak Ave and Chicago Ave) through and including both sides of Park Ave between Central Ave and North Ave, and the west side of Park Ave through and including the east side of Thatcher Ave between Division St and North Ave.

Wednesday | Both sides of Forest Ave through and including the west side of River Oaks Dr. between Central Ave and Division St, and the west side of Lathrop Ave through and including the west side of Thatcher Ave between Madison St and Hawthorne Ave.

Accessible & Unimpeded Path Required for Service

Please have all materials placed out in an accessible location, with clear paths both salted and shoveled in winter months, for collection crews to safely access and move containers and bulk items. Collection crews may determine if a path is unsafe to service if obstructed or impassable, which may result in a service delay.

BACK DOOR & TOP-OF-DRIVE SERVICE COLLECTION Refuse is collected near the back door or behind the front building line of your home, on the driveway side of your property. Recyclables are collected from the top-of-driveway. Compost Carts issued by LRS (Strom) & Yard Waste bags are collected from the curb near the parkway, not in the street.

ALLEY SERVICE COLLECTION Refuse, recycling, yard waste and compost are collected from the edge of the alley

The Village program offers collection for electronic waste (E-Waste) items beginning in the summer of 2022. E-Waste collection is offered twice per year for no additional charge. Items accepted are shown below and include electronics banned from Illinois landfills that require special handling. E-waste is collected by a designated LRS crew on regular pick-up day during the collection week.

Click here to learn how the Electronic Waste Program Works!

LRS will collect up to seven (7) accepted items total, with no more than two (2) TV’s or computer monitors per collection, per household. A pick-up request is required by the cut-off date. Requests for an E-Waste pick-up are to be submitted online.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on the Electronic Waste Pick-Up link in the upper right side of this webpage.
  2. Once you have filled in your address information and selected the items you have for collection, click submit and a submission confirmation will appear
  3. Materials must be placed in the front of your home at the curb near the parkway no later than 7AM on the day of collection.
  4. Collection does not take place in the alley due to the nature of the materials.
  5. Items are collected on your regular pick up day the week of collection.
  6. Small electronic items may be placed at the curb in a brown paper bag or a small cardboard box.
  7.  Mark the box or bag with marker as E-Waste so the crew can easily see it.

ACCEPTED ELECTRONIC ITEMS:

CELL PHONES                            DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX                         SATELLITE RECEIVER

COMPUTERS                             DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER (MP3 PLAYER)   SMALL SERVER

COMPUTER MOUSE                   DVD PLAYER                                                  TV

COMPUTER KEYBOARD              DVD RECORDER                                           VCR’s

COMPUTER MONITOR               FAX MACHINE                                               VIDEO GAME CONSOLE

HOME PRINTER

The Village program offers collection for household hazardous waste materials beginning in the summer of 2022. Twice each year, River Forest residents will have the opportunity to properly recycle and dispose of unwanted hazardous waste materials. There is no additional charge for this service as it is now part of the refuse collection program.

LRS partners with a renowned hazardous waste service provider to collect up to 70 pounds of hazardous materials from the front of your home for each collection. Many of the materials collected are recycled, with proper disposal for any of the remaining materials.  A pick-up request is required by the cut-off date shown below. Collection is handled with an onboard chemist that will properly sort, pack and transport the items as required by state and federal law.

Click here to learn how the Household Hazardous Waste Collection works!

Submitting a request is done online and takes only a few minutes to submit. Here’s how the process works:

  1. Click on the Hazardous Waste Pick-Up link in the upper right side of the webpage.
  2. Once you have filled in your address information and selected the items you have for collection, click submit and a submission confirmation will appear.
  3. You will receive a kit in the mail to place the materials in. If for some reason, the kit does not arrive before your scheduled collection, LRS can provide simple instructions on how to place the materials out safely for collection.
  4. Materials must be placed in the front of your home near the front door for safety reasons no later than 7AM on the day of collection.
  5. If you do not have a front door facing the parkway, please include a note when you submit your request as to where the materials will be placed.
  6. Collection does not take place in the alley due to the nature of the materials.

ACCEPTED HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

  • AEROSOLS
  • AUTO CHEMICALS
  • CHROMIUM PAINTS
  • CORROSIVE ACIDS
  • CORROSIVE BASE
  • DRIVEWAY SEALER
  • FERTILIZER INSECTICIDE BUG SPRAY
  • FLAMMABLE OILS
  • FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS
  • FLUORESCENT BULBS
  • GASOLINE/DIESEL
  • HAIRSPRAY/AIR FRESHENER OIL
  • HID BULB
  • HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
  • LEAD
  • LEAD-ACID BATTERY
  • LITHIUM BATTERY
  • MERCURY ARTICLES
  • NICAD BATTERY
  • NON-PCB BALLAST
  • OIL-BASED PAINT/STAIN
  • OVEN CLEANER
  • PCB BALLAST WD-40
  • POISON/ WEED KILLER
  • POOL CHEMICALS
  • RESINS, GLUES,
  • SHELLAC/VARNISH
  • SPRAY ADHESIVES
  • SPRAY PAINT ENAMEL
  • SUMP PUMP BATTERY
  • URETHANE
  • USED OIL FILTER
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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