Village of Montgomery Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Program
LRS provides Montgomery residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Montgomery residents including electronic waste recycling and disposal, organic food scrap compost service, household hazardous waste, 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 scheduling collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below.
Village of Montgomery residents receive weekly service for garbage, recyclables and seasonal yard waste. All materials must be placed curbside by 6AM on the service day to ensure collection.
Garbage is collected once per week. There is no limit to the amount of regular household garbage that can be placed out for collection on a weekly basis so long as it is properly prepared or placed out in accordance with the requirements for collection.
If you have extra garbage that does not fit into the LRS cart, you may use your own container, so long as it does not exceed 35 gallons, 50 pounds when full and has two handles. We recommend using a container and not placing loose garbage bags to the curb for health and safety reasons. Residents may also rent an additional LRS refuse or recycling bin for a small monthly fee.
LRS provides carts in three different sizes to residents. If you would like to inquire about changing cart sizes, please email Service@LRSRecycles.com or call 844-NEED-LRS and any of our service representatives would be happy to assist (fees may apply)
LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in 35, 65 and 95-gallon. Additional carts are available upon request. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.
Residents are allowed to use their own containers ONLY if the recycle material exceeds the LRS cart capacity.
- Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
- Recycle carts are available in three sizes (35 -gallon, 65-gallon & 95-gallon)
- You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials
- Please MARK the additional box or container used as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it
- Plastic bags with recycling material cannot be accepted
- Cardboard boxes must be flattened
- There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recycle items that can be placed out for collection
Personal Recycling Container
If you have extra recycling that doesn’t fit into the LRS cart, you may use your own container, so long as it does not exceed 35 gallons, 50 pounds when full and has two handles. We recommend using a container and not placing loose garbage bags to the curb for health and safety reasons. The container must be clearly marked RECYCLE.
- Remove metal cops and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples. Envelopes with cellophane windows are accepted.
- Envelopes with cellophane windows are 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)
- 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 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
- 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
UNACCEPTED MATERIALS – DO NOT PUT INTO RECYCLE
Paper Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART
- Fluorescent paper
- Frozen food box
- Paper cups
- Paper towels
- Food contaminated pizza boxes
- Shredded paper
- Used paper plates
Steel/Tin Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART
- Propane tanks
- Wire hangers
- Small appliances
Glass/Ceramic Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART
- Auto or car window glass
- Coffee pot
- Drinking glasses
- Light bulbs
Plastic Materials: DO NOT PLACE IN RECYCLE CART
- Candy wrapper
- Cereal bags
- Empty chemical bottle or jug
- Empty motor oil bottle or jug
- Empty pesticide bottle or jug
- Film or wrap
- Freezer bags
- Grocery bags
- Potato chip bags
- Sandwich bags
- Snack bag
Please contact LRS customer service if you have any inquires on how to dispose of any of the non-accepted recyclable materials.
Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through the last full week of November on the same day as refuse 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 from cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees and vines.
Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds and grass clippings and yard trimmings.
Approved Yard Waste Containers and Bags
Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags or open garbage cans not larger than 32 gallon capacity marked with “YW” or “X”.
Brush must be bundled, cut into four foot lengths and each bundle may not exceed 50 pounds. Bundle ties must be biodegradable twine or string.
LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees through the end of January. After January, prepayment will be required. Please call 844.NEED.LRS with any further inquiries or to make a payment.
- Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire or plastic or in plastic bags will not be included in this special collection and are considered a large item.
- Lightbulbs should be completely removed from live trees and artificial trees
LRS will collect one (1) bulk item per week, along with your regular garbage at no additional fee. Bulk items are small furniture items or toys that do not fit in the cart.
Examples of bulk items include: chair, love seat, couch or section of a couch, small desk, table or children’s bicycle.
Excessively heavy items like a piano, are not considered a bulk or large item and require a special collection.
Carpet will be accepted as a bulk item. LRS will remove up to 8 rolls of cut, tied and bundled carpeting as one bulk item. Carpeting bundles may not exceed 4’ (feet) long and 18” (inches) in diameter or width. If you have more material that you would like to dispose of and would prefer to pay for the additional to have it removed, please call a day in advance to schedule.
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.
Very heavy items that cannot be managed easily such as a piano, sofa sleeper, etc. are considered a special pick-up and residents will need to contact LRS for an estimate. Residents who have more than one large item and would like a special pick-up, please contact LRS for an estimate on a special collection.
E-mail for estimate: Service@LRSRreycles.com
Call for estimate: 844-NEED-LRS (844-633-3577)
LRS provides Home Collection of electronic waste (E-Waste) for Village of Montgomery households that have LRS waste and recycling collection. This service provides a more convenient and simple way to properly manage electronics that are banned from the landfill. We will collect up to 7 (seven) E-Waste items on the specified collection day upon request.
Electronic Waste Collection Schedule
This service takes place on the second (2nd) full week of the first month of each quarter. Requests must be submitted 5 weekdays prior to the start of the collection week. Please see request cutoff dates and time shown below. Items must be placed out on your regular collection day by 6AM.
E-Waste Collection Dates
REQUEST CUT OFF DATE 2023
(requests due at 5pm on date)
ELECTRONIC WASTE HOME COLLECTION WEEK (on scheduled service day)
January 3rd, 2023
April 4th, 2023
July 5th, 2023
October 3rd, 2023
Submitting an E-Waste request
Please refer to the top right-hand section of this webpage for our “Schedule E-Waste Pickup” button to schedule a pickup. Once your request is submitted, you will automatically receive a reply it was successfully sent over and in the following 72 business hours, you will receive confirmation including the scheduled date. You can also contact customer service at 844.633.3577 to submit a request.
Setting out E-Waste
Smaller E-Waste items may be placed at the curb in a brown paper bag, a 24” x 24” x 24” or smaller cardboard box. Please mark the box as E-WASTE so the drivers can easily see it from the truck cab. E-Waste is to be properly prepared on the service day by 6am. Place E-Waste separate from the refuse (garbage), recycle and yard waste containers in a noticeable location so they are easily identifiable for the driver.
What is considered E-Waste?
- Cable Receivers
- Cellular Phones
- Computers (desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet)
- Digital Converter Boxes
- DVD Players
- DVD Recorders
- Computer Mouse
- Fax Machines
- MP3 Players (iPods)
- Satellite Receivers
- Small Scale Servers
- TV’s and Monitors
- Videocassette Recorders
- Video Game Consoles
Special E-Waste Items
Residents with televisions and monitors weighing over 100 pounds or larger than 60 inches are required to contact LRS Customer Service prior to the scheduled collection day as they may require additional labor and equipment.
Non-Accepted E-Waste Items
The following items will not be accepted: large appliances, air conditioners, ballasts, bare CRT tubes, capacitors, dehumidifiers, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C, Lithium), light bulbs, liquids, microwaves, salvaged units, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, VHS cassette tapes and medical equipment (any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material).
Please email Service@LRSRecycles.com or call 844-NEED-LRS if you have any inquiries regarding what can and cannot be accepted on your electronics recycling day.
Is there a limit to the number of E-Waste items I can place out?
LRS will collect up to 7 (seven) E-Waste items including up to 2 TVs or monitors on the specified collection day upon request.
Montgomery residents have a convenient method to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). This HHW Home Collection service is separate from regular collection and is provided by a hazardous waste service provider. There is no additional charge for this service. All requests must be submitted by 5pm on the cut off deadline to ensure removal.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
|REQUEST CUT OFF DATE 2023||HHW HOME COLLECTION MONTH 2023|
|February 19th, 2023 @5pm||March 2023|
|April 19th, 2023 @ 5pm||May 2023|
|August 19th, 2023 @ 5pm||September 2023|
|October 19th, 2023 @ 5 pm||November 2023|
Submitting a HHW request
LRS has a simple process to submit a request using the LRS Household Hazardous Waste Request Web Portal. The online request form provides a list of items to select from, clear instructions and information regarding the collection. The collection date will be provided by the hazardous waste collection team within a couple days of receiving the request, excluding holiday’s and weekends.
Please look at the top right-hand section of this webpage for our Household Hazardous Waste button to schedule. You can also contact customer service at 844.633.3577 to submit a request.
- OIL BASED PAINTS, FLAMMABLE OILS
- Oil, Lead, Urethane, Chromium Based Paints, Shellac, Water or Driveway Sealer, Oil Based Stain, Varnish
- PESTICIDES / HERBICIDES / FERTILIZERS
- Poison, lawn chemicals, weed killer
- Spray-paint, Hairspray, WD-40, Air Fresheners, Spray Adhesives, Oven Cleaner, Insecticide Bug Spray
- AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICALS / FLUIDS
- Antifreeze, Brake or Transmission Fluid, Gasoline, Diesel, Motor Oil
- HOUSHOLD CLEANERS (ACIDIC/CAUSTIC)
- Bleach, Ammonia, Muriatic Acids, Pool Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Solvents, Paint Stripper or Thinner
- BULBS / BATTERIES
- Fluorescent bulbs, CFL, NiCad, Lithium, Lead Acid, – Automotive, Marine and Sump Pump Batteries
We do not accept latex paint, household batteries, controlled substances or prescription drugs of any kind. If the item is not shown on the ACCEPTABLE HHW list, we do not accept it with this collection.
Is there a limit of HHW I can place out?
Each household may request one collection per year of up to 70 pounds HHW.
One (1) appliance may be placed out for collection each week at no charge. Appliances are considered items such as a refrigerator or stove. Leave at least 2’ between carts and appliance for removal. To ensure removal, E-mail Service@LRSrecycles.com. Please include your address and appliance you wish to dispose of. You can also dial 844.NEED.LRS.
Additional appliances will be collected for a prepaid fee. Please call our office at least 24 hours in advance, on a weekday, to schedule collection of more than one appliance.
If you’re not sure about an appliance or bulk item, feel free to call our 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 any items you are unsure about. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS provides special pick-ups or special collections for large amounts of garbage from a move-out or a flooded basement or large clean outs. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service. LRS does not guarantee collection of every item.
LRS has expanded our temporary services division to create an easier customer experience for those using our services especially for the homeowner, whether a residential renovation project with a dumpster or home event needing a porta potty. 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.
The below holidays will impact service only if it falls before or on your day of service Sunday Friday. Holidays falling on a Saturday will not impact your collection day. LRS observes and will be closed for the six holidays below:
New Years Day Independence Day Christmas Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Labor Day
For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or Saturday 7a.m. – Noon at 844-633-3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.
IMPROPERLY PREPARED MATERIALS placed for collection will not be collected. LRS will place a tag noting the reason items were left behind.
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 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 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 landscape waste is not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by calling 844.633.3577 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.