western springs

60558 (western springs)

Available Services

Western Springs refuse, recycling and yard-waste collection program

LRS is excited to become the Village of Western Springs’ waste and recycling hauler as of January 1, 2020.  We know that Village residents have high expectations when it comes to service, quality and value; we intend to exceed those standards.

With the Village’s new hauling agreement, residents will notice a cost-savings, as well as an improvement in service options and enhanced curbside appearance.

With the transition occurring from Republic Services to LRS on January 1, 2020, residents should avoid buying large amounts of Republic stickers.  However, LRS will accept Republic stickers through the month of March.

Click the image on the left to download the printable version of the Western Springs mailer.

What You Need To Do

Residents should decide which size refuse and recycling carts you would like to use.  Sample carts are available at the Village Hall, Recreation Center, and train station.  After November 27, 2019, those that have not made a cart selection will be provided the default 65-gallon cart and will be billed accordingly.

Service Changes

  • Stickers will no longer be used for standard weekly waste and recycling pickups.
  • Stickers will be used for extra garbage, yard waste, e-waste, bulk items, etc.
  • Every home will receive one waste cart and one recycling cart; residents will have the option of using a 35-gallon, 65-gallon or 95-gallon for garbage, and a 35-gallon, 65-gallon or a 95-gallon cart for recycling.
  • Residents will now be charged a monthly fee for services, which will be billed quarterly.
  • The Village will be serviced on a four-day schedule. 

General Collection Guidelines

Your service day will either remain on Tuesday or Friday, or be switched to Wednesday or Thursday.

All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be serviced between 7AM and 5PM on collection days. Please have your carts out for service between 7PM the night before service, and 7AM on your collection day. Carts should be removed from the curbside by 7PM on collection days.

Waste & Recycling Carts

Garbage & Recycling Carts

With the transition to an all-cart program, Western Springs residents will notice not only a savings in the cost of service and stickers, but also an improvement in curbside appearance on service days that will allow for cleaner streets and more efficient service.

Carts will be delivered starting on December 15, 2019, and continue through December 30, 2019.  All carts will be delivered at curbside, and should not be used for service until January 1, 2020.

On service days, residents who are new to the cart format should plan on having carts out for service by 7AM. Carts should be placed at least 3’ from mailboxes, trees, light poles or parked cars, and 1’ – 2’ from the curb or other cart.  If you have been using your own garbage can with a sticker, you can either keep that container for your general home needs, or we will take it at no cost – as long as it is labeled “Please take/dispose.”

Cart Request Process

All Western Springs residents will automatically receive new LRS refuse and recycling carts. No action is necessary for residents who prefer the 65-gallon carts for both garbage and recycle.

  • Smaller and larger carts for garbage and recycling are available in 35, 65 and 95-gallon sizes. The recycling cart size you receive or select will not affect your monthly rate.
  • Additional carts are available for $3.00 each per month for garbage, recycle or yard waste in 35, 65 or 95-gallon.

Republic will continue with pickups through December 31st; LRS will not commence service until January 1, 2020.

Services for Western Springs Residents

Refuse (Garbage) Collection

If you have additional garbage that will not fit into your cart, you must use a garbage sticker for each bag or item outside of the cart.  Stickers can be purchased at Village Hall, or the same vendors that have carried them in the past.  There is no limit on the amount of bags that can be collected, as long as each bag has a sticker.  Please note: garbage mixed with yard waste / leaves / grass clippings cannot be taken as waste.

Recycling Collection​

Residents can mix recyclable items in their recycle cart.  There is no limit on the amount of recyclable material that can be put out for service each week.  Excess items that will not fit into recycle carts may be placed on the side of the cart for collection, and will not require a sticker.  Residents are encouraged to consider a larger recycle cart to keep pace with the increasing amounts of material that are recyclable, and the advent of on-line purchasing (cardboard-based). Please do not place plastic bags in your recycling cart; these will require the cart to be serviced as waste.

Yard Waste Collection/Composting

Residents should continue to use brown (kraft) bags for yard waste disposal.  Each bag will require one sticker.  LRS also offers a subscription option, in which residents will be provided a yard waste cart.

Yard waste that will not fit into a brown bag or cart will need to be bundled in units that are no longer than 4’ and 18” in diameter.  Each stack will require one waste sticker for removal.  Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Western Springs includes organics/food scraps/compost service. Please click the links below to learn more about what food scraps are acceptable.

Yard Waste and Food Scraps 

Food and Compostables 

Bulk Items​

Bulk items are items that are too large to fit into your waste cart and under 60 pounds in weight.  Each bulk item requires three (3) waste stickers affixed. Electronic goods and white goods are not considered bulk items.

Carpet rolls may be no longer than 4’ and 18” in diameter, and will require three (3) waste stickers per roll. 

Small construction up to 1 yard of material may be placed out for bulk item pickup. The construction must be stacked or bundled no longer than 4 feet and 18 inches in diameter and no more than 60 pounds. Each stack/ bundle will require three (3) waste stickers.

If an item is too large, or an item that is not allowable to take, special arrangements may need to be made.

White Goods

White goods are appliances containing CFC, HCFC, PCBs mercury switches or other hazardous components. Examples: refrigerators, air conditioners and humidifiers. These items will require ten (10) waste stickers to be collected. All white goods will be collected on a separate truck, and will need to be scheduled.

DIY Construction

Do-it-yourself construction
For your more intensive and larger ‘Do-it-Yourself’ jobs, or general home renovations and clean-outs, LRS offers a range of roll-off boxes – including 10 yds, 15 yds, 20 yds, and 30yd sizes.  You simply need to follow this link to request pricing. Click here.

 

Household Hazardous Waste(HHW)

HHW products are flammable, toxic, corrosive and/or reactive, and can pose a harmful threat or damage to the environment when disposed of improperly. Items like paint, pesticides, poisons, cleaning solvents, old or tainted gasoline, used oil and other automotive fluids are considered to be hazardous, and should not be included with your regular household waste.

 

Electronic Waste

Under the Village’s new agreement with LRS, residents have an ala carte option of properly disposing of electronic waste. This includes one smaller electronic item, mouse, keyboard, telephone (one sticker); Bundle/Brown Bag not to exceed 15”x15”x15” (five stickers); Television or Monitor (10 stickers per item). For TVs 32″ or more, please call 844-NEED-LRS prior to pickup so arrangements can be made.

Western Springs Spring Clean Up

Each year on a Saturday in May or June, the Village hosts a Household Clean-up day, with services provided by LRS, allowing residents to dispose of household items including clothing, draperies, books, furniture, scrap metal and appliances (household garbage, electronics, landscape waste, liquids, tires, batteries, medical waste and construction and demolition debris are not eligible). No registration is required for this service. All items for disposal must be on the curb by 7 am the morning of collection day.

HOUSEHOLD CLEAN-UP DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE, 18TH 2022.

Invoices are sent out to Western Springs residents on a quarterly basis on or around the 15th of the month prior to a new quarter (March 15th, June 15th, September 15th and December 15th).

As a means to be environmentally friendly, we encourage you to pay electronically.  For those residents taking advantage of this option, you may choose to pay with an automatic bank draw or via ACH transfer from an account that you authorize. 

Stickers will be needed for yard waste, extra garbage (outside of cart), bulk items and electronic waste. Stickers can be purchased at Village Hall, Western Springs Mariano’s, Western Springs Village True Value Hardware, Western Springs Jewel, Countryside for a cost of $3.21 per sticker.

  • Bulk Item = 3 stickers per unit
  • White Good = 10 stickers per unit
  • Electronic Waste = 1 sticker per single (small) item, 5 stickers per bundle within a brown paper bag, 10 stickers per television or monitor.
AUTO PAYMENT OPTION

LRS offers an auto-pay option for residents who choose to establish this method of payment. Once you receive your first invoice from LRS you may choose this option. If you would like to elect for auto pay, you may do so by going to: LRS Bill Pay. You will be asked to create a user name and password.

MAIL PAYMENT

The mailing address for payments is:

LRS
PO BOX 554892
DETROIT, MI 48255-4892

Below is the updated pricing for the next five years (click the image to enlarge).

Seniors 65 years or older are eligible for a 10% discount (verification of age may be required).

FIVE YEAR PRICING GRID

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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!

PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS BY MARCH 18TH AT 5 PM!

Crews will begin delivering carts daily except for Sundays beginning in mid-April. Residents must choose their preferred cart size for waste and recycling by March 18, 2022. All homes will receive new carts unless residents select the option to use their own personal containers for waste and recycling. Not every home will receive one or both carts on the same day or at the same time.

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 made after the 18th for sizes different than the default, or for additional carts, will be granted immediately following the completion of the initial delivery period in the community.

For more information, visit the dedicated LRS Schaumburg page by clicking here. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVICING YOUR HOME STARTING IN MAY OF 2022!

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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Welcome To the Unincorporated Lake County Cart Selection Portal!

PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS BY APRIL 29TH AT 5 PM!

Crews will begin delivering carts daily except for Sundays beginning in late May. Residents must choose their preferred cart size for waste and recycling by April 29th, 2022. All homes will receive new LRS branded carts for waste and recycling. Not every home will receive one or both carts on the same day or at the same time.

The default sizes for all homes are 95 gallons for waste and 95 gallons for recycling. Any requests made after the 29th of April for sizes different than the default, or for additional carts, will be granted immediately following the completion of the initial delivery period in the community.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVICING YOUR HOME STARTING IN JUNE OF 2022!

ADDITIONAL CART RENTAL OPTIONS - $3 PER MONTH, PER CONTAINER

YARD WASTE/ORGANICS SUBSCRIPTION: