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City of Kewanee Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program 

Effective September 1st, 2024, LRS will provide garbage, recycling and yard waste services for City of Kewanee residents. LRS is a privately-owned company with offices in Monmouth, Illinois with locations throughout Illinois and the Midwest. We are proud to be a partner in your community!

Important Service Transition Information   

The new service with LRS will start on September 1st 2024. However, LRS will start delivering recycling carts on August 26th. Recycling carts will be placed curbside close to where your home will receive future services from LRS. Service days are changing, there will be an updated service map posted below in the coming weeks. Please note, service times are subject to change.

The City of Kewanee, the current hauler, will continue providing services until August 30th. Please note, LRS is only delivering a new cart for recycling. Residents are to continue utilizing the City of Kewanee trash cart for weekly services.  

Collection Schedule

  • Service days are Please note a map will be posted below in the coming weeks with an updated service schedule.
  • All items need to be placed at curb or alley by 6:00AM
  • Service times are subject to change
  • Contact LRS customer service for questions regarding collection day or time  
  • Trash – serviced weekly on designated day pictured in map
  • Recycling – serviced bi-weekly on the same day as trash
  • Yard waste – serviced FRIDAYS only in season

Please refer to the schedule above for your designated service day. All garbage will be collected starting at 6AM on the service day, garbage is collected weekly. Service times are subject to change. LRS provides service for the City between 6am and 6pm on the service day. Residents are to continue utilizing their City of Kewanee cart for trash services. Additional LRS rental carts available upon request to LRS customer service.

Garbage collection is limited. Any bags of waste that do not fit inside your designated LRS container, require 1 sticker per bag. Stickers can be located at the same retailers as before. Scroll down for more information on cart size, sticker retailers and bulk item service.

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Recycling is serviced bi-weekly on the same designated day as trash. Additional rental carts are available upon request to LRS customer service. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling. 

  • Recyclables are collected bi-weekly
  • All residents will automatically receive a 95 gallon LRS cart for recycling
  • 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 will not be accepted
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recyclable items that can be placed out for collection, provided they are properly prepared and contained
  • If not rainy or snowy out, LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed
  • Additional rental recycling bins are available upon request to LRS in the larger size

Accepted Recyclables   

Paper  

  • Remove metal caps 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 fine 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
  • The City of Kewanee LRS residential waste and yard waste sticker can be used on excess bags of trash and yard waste programs. The stickers are available for purchase at the same retailers beginning in
  • Please read each section to find out how many stickers are required for items placed out for collection.

Yard waste season is April 1st– November 30th. Serviced on FRIDAYS only. Residents can dispose of yard waste using a sticker. The sticker program require 1 sticker for every personal can/container of yard waste.

 

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. 

Unacceptable materials include sod, dirt, artificial Christmas trees, wreath greenery and  garland  (not considered yard waste).  


Sticker Yard Waste Services  

Residents may place out plastic containers, metal containers, or biodegradable kraft bags. Each container/bag placed out for collection must have one sticker attached.   Containers and bags may not exceed 33gallons and 50lbs when full. Bundles may also be placed out not exceeding 4 feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and 50lbs in weight.

 

Christmas Trees 

LRS will provide an annual special collection of Christmas trees at no charge starting during the whole month of January.      

  • The tree must be real, not artificial, not in any plastic bags and free of tinsel, lights, ornaments and not frozen to the ground. 
  • Trees must be placed curbside 
  • Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire, or plastic or in plastic bags will not be included in this special collection 

If a single household item is too large to fit in a cart, then it is considered a bulk item. LRS will accept one bulk item each week! Please place the bulk item next to your trash cart on your regularly scheduled collection day. 

If the item is heavier than 50 lbs., please contact LRS to schedule the collection with our customer experience team so they can provide adequate equipment to handle the item safely. Additional bulk items placed out on the same day will require prepayment and prescheduling. 

Examples of a bulk or large item exceeding the capacity of the LRS refuse (garbage) cart, includes the following: bed frame, box spring (bed), bicycle, chair, love seat/sofa, one part of sectional couch, mattress, frame, or wall picture. These are only some examples as there are many items that may be considered bulk items. 

 

For health and safety reasons, mattresses should be wrapped in plastic to be collected. Plastic mattress wrap can be found online or at local grocery stores, hardware stores, storage and moving outlets. If using loose plastic, it must be completely taped and secured on all corners with no exposure to the mattress. 

Please call LRS if you are unsure if an item requires additional labor or equipment at 309.586.4410 or send a request with a photo of the item(s) by e-mail to Monmouth@LRSrecycles.com    

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 Year’s 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. at 309.586.4410 or email Monmouth@LRSrecycles.com          

Improperly prepared materials placed for collection will not be collected.

 

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 or recycling is not collected on the service day by 7pm, please contact LRS by calling 309.586.4410 or email Monmouth@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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