Elmwood Park

60707 (Elmwood Park)

Available Services

Available Services

Elmwood Park Residential Refuse, Recycling and Yard-Waste Collection Program

LRS provides Elmwood Park residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Elmwood Park residents including electronic waste drop off location, organic food scrap compost service, 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.

Clarendon Hills Residential Waste & Recycling

Monday-Thursday is the service day(s) in Elmwood Park. Please see the map to confirm service day. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 6AM and 6PM on your collection day. Service times are subject to change.

There is no limit to the amount of garbage bags we will collect either placed loose next  to your LRS cart or in 35 gallon or smaller personal containers – all 50 lbs or less in weight per bag or can full. Garbage must be inside of can with lid closed.

Please note: garbage mixed with yard waste, leaves or organic material will not be collected, as this material is not permitted in State of Illinois Landfill

As has been the case in the past, residents are encouraged to co-mingle acceptable recyclable items in their recycling carts. All food-based recyclables should be rinsed. Plastic bags are not recyclable, and should not be placed in recycling carts.

There is no limit to the amount of recyclables that residents can put out each week for collection. As is the case with waste items, recyclable items must be under 50lbs. LRS may reach out to residents who regularly generate more recyclables than will fit in their carts to recommend a larger or second container.

  • Recyclable items must be clean
  • NO used paper plates or pizza boxes, or fluorescent paper (they contaminate the paper stream with food, dye, or plastic coating) If pizza box top is clean you can tear it off and recycle it
  • NO paper towels, tissues, or napkins, which are not recyclable because the fibers are too small to reuse (please compost them with kitchen food scraps if possible)
  • NO shredded paper – Loose shredded paper causes major sorting problems in the recycling facilities
  • NO frozen food boxes, which are made of a hybrid of paper and plastic, and are not wanted by paper mills
  • NO paper cups, which are made of a hybrid of paper and plastic rendering them unrecyclable

                                                                                              LRS Recycling Guidelines

Paper

  • Remove metal cops and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples
  • Envelopes with cellophane windows can be 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) 

 

Steel/Tin Cans

  • 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 

     

Cartons

  • 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

 

Plastic Containers

  • 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 collection takes place on a seasonal basis, starting April 15th, and ending on December 1st.

 

What is considered yard waste?

Yard-waste, also known as landscape waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees and vines.

 

Guidelines

Residents can elect to use paper bags, brown craft bags or personal cans (35 gallons or smaller) with all options 50lbs or less in weight, per. Please place brush, limbs, branches or trimmings in bundled or twined stacks no larger than 4’ in length and 18” in diameter, at your collection point.

 

Christmas Trees

Every January, LRS will annually collect your non-artificial Christmas trees as organic material – free of any tinsel, ornaments or lights. Trees can be left loose (never in bags) in the area where you have regular service for trash and recycling. Due to snow and ice, trees may not always be picked up on your service day as our drivers and trucks will be in the Village all month for pickups, at no additional charge.

Bulk items (that do not fit into your refuse cart) are collected loose, on your regular day of service. If an item exceeds 50lbs, residents may need to call LRS to schedule a special pickup. If a “bulk” item is considered hazardous, unacceptable for landfills or deemed unacceptable to take as garbage, the item(s) will not be taken.

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. Packaging wrap or trash bags cut up and taped around to cover a mattress or box spring are also acceptable options.

Please call LRS to see if such items can be scheduled for a special pickup.

Electronic waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in your normal trash). The items below are not included in your curbside collection and need to be taken to a FREE drop-off location. Elmwood Park will have a secure location for residents to drop materials off located at their public works:  

7330 Fullerton Elmwood Park

Examples of E-Waste  

Computers | Computer Monitors | Televisions | Printers | Keyboards | Fax Machines | VCR’S | Portable Digital Music Players | DVD Player | Video Game Consoles | Computer Mouse | Scanners | Digital Converter Boxes | Cable Receivers | Satellite Receivers | DVD Recorders | Small-Scale Servers 

According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances. All HHW items are banned from the landfill and will not be collected with curbside collection. LRS encourages residents to take advantage of the drop-off facilities and additional options provided by Swalco.  

Please contact SWALCO at 847.336.9340 or visit swalco.org for assistance with disposal of any hazardous material(s)

Examples of HHW:

  • 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
  • AEROSOLS
    • 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

“White Goods” are appliances that contain CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers etc). These items will be taken but will need to be free of the above referenced material and required to be prescheduled to LRS customer service.

Contact LRS at 844.NEED.LRS (844.633.3577) or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for items you are unsure of. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are considered a Special Refuse Collection. Examples of Special Refuse Collection items include a sleeper sofa, construction debris item(s), TV console and entertainment center. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service. LRS does not guarantee collection of every item.

DIY Construction  

Home remodeling waste includes, but is not limited to drywall, plywood, paneling, lumber, doors, windows, cabinets, porcelain fixtures, sod, fencing, concrete, or rocks will require special pickups. Residents will need to schedule service for these items and call to receive instructions on how to best prepare them for collection. Estimates will be provided, and items will be charged by the yard.  

 

Dumpster Services 

LRS has expanded our temporary services division to create an easier customer experience. 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. 

Holiday service will be provided one day later than regular collection if the holiday falls Sunday through Friday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, service will not be affected.  

New Years Day                                                Independence Day                                         Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                  Thanksgiving Day                                            Labor Day

 

Elmwood parks

Residents are billed for refuse services through your water bill. Please reach out to the Village at 708.452.3900 with any questions or cart-related requests.

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

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

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 yard waste services are not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by either 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.

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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