Mill Creek SSA

Mill Creek: Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste Collection Program

Mill Creek Transition Information Brochure: Click to view or print

Beginning in November 2021, LRS will be the new exclusive service provider for the Mill Creek Community!  We look forward to providing weekly collection services for the garbage, recycling and yard waste services.

Pick-up days will be Wednesday and Thursday beginning the first week of November 2021.

Services will remain the same with lower rates and some newly added service options for recycling unwanted electronics that cannot be put in the garbage.

NEW LOWER SUBSCRIPTION RATES 

Effective November 1, 2021, Mill Creek subscription rates are less! All program options shown below include a recycle cart and weekly recycle service.  LRS Mill Creek Waste Stickers must be used for garbage and yard waste placed outside of LRS carts.

If you choose the 1 Cart Program, waste stickers must be used for garbage and yard waste.

  • 3 CART PROGRAM – Cart for recycling, garbage and yard waste = $19.75 per month
  • 2 CART PROGRAM – Cart for recycling and garbage, need to buy stickers for yard waste = $16.75 per month
  • 1 CART PROGRAM – Cart for recycling included, waste sticker program for garbage and yard waste

IMPORTANT TRANSITION INFORMATION

NO ACTION IS REQUIRED UNLESS YOU WISH TO CHANGE YOUR CURRENT LEVEL OF SERVICE

LRS will provide the same service you currently have or you will need to request a different option online using the web portal in the upper right hand corner of this page before October 7th at 6:00 PM.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING 2021 DEADLINES AND DATES

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Open enrollment begins for cart size changes or new requests
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7: Final day to choose different cart sizes from LRS
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27: WM/Advanced final collection day, leave old carts out until they are collected by WM

NEW CHANGES TO MILL CREEK COLLECTION PROGRAM

NEW COLLECTION DAYS

Beginning the first week of November 2021, Mill Creek will be serviced on Wednesday and Thursday. All materials (trash, recycling, yard waste) will be collected on one day in any given area. See map for your service day.

SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:00 AM AND SERVICE TIMES WILL VARY

Please have all items to the curb no later than 6:00 A.M. to ensure collection. Service times vary and are not guaranteed.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LRS CUSTOMER SERVICE Team

You can contact LRS by calling the local customer service team 844.633.3577 (844.NEED.LRS) or emailing the team at Service@LRSrecycles.com.

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Collection Program Options

COLLECTION Service program options

Mill Creek residents may choose from three different options for residential household collection of refuse. In order to receive any other service offered with this program, you must select from one of the following three service options:

THREE CART PROGRAM

Recycle, Garbage and Yard Waste Carts

Includes three carts: one 65-gallon recycling cart, one 95-gallon garbage cart, and one 65 or 95-gallon yard waste cart for a flat monthly rate billed quarterly, in advance of the service. One Mill Creek Waste Sticker is required for each garbage or yard waste bags or containers (each) in excess of the LRS carts provided.

TWO CART PROGRAM

Recycle and Garbage Cart

Includes one 65-gallon recycling cart and one 95-gallon trash cart for a flat monthly rate billed quarterly, in advance of service. One Mill Creek Waste Sticker is required for each yard waste bag and any bag or container in excess of the LRS carts provided.

ONE CART PROGRAM

Recycle Cart

Includes one 65-gallon recycling cart (no monthly charge). One Mill Creek Waste Sticker is required for each garbage or yard waste bag or container placed out for collection.

ADDITIONAL REFUSE GUIDELINES

All items need to be placed out for collection by 6 AM on collection day to ensure collection.

Non-LRS containers or loose bags used for garbage must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip.
  • Garbage must be contained and fit inside the container when full.
  • Non-LRS containers (aka garbage can) may not exceed 33-gallons, or 50 pounds when full.
  • Loose garbage bags may not exceed 30 gallons, 50 pounds and must be securely tied.
  • LRS does not collect Hazardous Waste, like paint, cleaners, lawn chemicals, auto fluids, and other flammable materials. These can be collected from your home via a special free program offered by Kane County for Mill Creek residents. Please click here for more information on how to schedule a pickup.

BULK ITEM(S)

Bulk Items are large items that don’t fit into your LRS Garbage Cart or non-LRS garbage container. LRS will collect one bulk item per week for no charge.  Each additional bulk item requires one Mill Creek Waste Sticker.

  • Examples of bulk items include a table, chair, mattress, bed frame, box spring, fixture, large picture or frame, toy, or carpet rolls.
  • Bulk Items must be a manageable weight for a service driver to lift into collection bucket. Please notify LRS for items exceeding 50lbs in weight or 4x4x4.
  • Mattresses must be enclosed in a plastic mattress cover or be completely covered in plastic for health and safety reasons. Plastic Mattress Covers are available at hardware stores and other retail outlets such as Walmart, Target, Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot and storage facilities.
  • Construction Debris may be placed in LRS Garbage Cart, non-LRS container not to exceed 33-gallons or secured in tied bundles not to exceed 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 2 feet high.
  • Carpet Rolls must be tied in rolls not to exceed 4 feet in length, or 18 inches in diameter.
  • White Goods, like washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers are collected free of charge (limit is one per week) by making an appointment; see White Good Appliance Collection section below.
Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection

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A recycle cart and collection service is offered with each program option.  There is no additional charge for one recycle cart and weekly collection service.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste.
  • There is no additional charge for the recycling service.
  • Recycle carts are available in three sizes (95-gallon, 65-gallon and 35-gallon).
  • The default recycle cart size provided for Mill Creek homes is a 65-gallon recycle cart.
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials.
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recycle items that can be placed out for collection, provided it’s properly prepared and containerized. No stickers are needed for properly prepared recycling materials placed outside of the cart. See guidelines found in “Additional Recycle Guidelines.”

Acceptable Recyclables

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Please be sure to properly prepare acceptable materials before placing them in your recycle cart using the guidelines found in “Additional Recycle Guidelines.”

PAPER

Remove metal clips and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples. Envelopes with cellophane windows are 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, stationary, 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; lables 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

ADDITIONAL RECYCLE GUIDELINES

  • All items must be placed out for collection by 6 AM on collection day.
  • LRS Recycle Carts must be used for recyclable materials. Non-LRS containers are only used for additional recyclables.

Non-LRS containers used for recycle materials must meet the following requirements:

  • Containers must have two handles or a grip
  • Recyclable materials must be contained inside the container and not exceeding capacity.
  • Recycle containers are required to have a lid.
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 33-gallons or 50 pounds when full.
Yard Waste and Food Scrap Collection

Yard Waste and Food Scrap Collection

  • Yard waste Season is April 1st through December 15th of each year; collected on the same day of the week as garbage and recycling.
  • There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that may be placed out for collection provided it’s properly prepared and paid for in accordance with the program option selected.
  • Organic Food Scrap may be mixed with yard waste and includes bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta shells, and vegetables.
  • Each landscape waste bag or non-LRS container must have one Mill Creek Waste Sticker affixed to it for collection.

ADDITIONAL YARD WASTE AND FOOD SCRAP ORGANICS GUIDELINES

  • All items must be placed out for collection by 6 AM on collection day.

Non-LRS containers (aka garbage can) or landscape waste bags used for yard waste must meet the following requirements:

  • Containers must have two handles or a grip.
  • Yard Waste must be contained inside the container and not exceeding capacity.
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 33-gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard Waste bags are to be a minimum of 2-ply, biodegradable paper, not to exceed 30 gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard Waste Brush Bundles or Limbs may not exceed 4 inches long, 2 feet in diameter, and may not contain limbs greater than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Yard Waste Bundles must be tied with biodegradable twine or string.
  • Stumps or root balls should be bagged and thrown into regular garbage. For extra-large stumps or root balls, contact LRS for a special collection, or a local landscape company.
  • Christmas Tree Collection will occur the first two (2) FULL weeks of January at no charge. Trees longer than 7’ must be cut in half. Trees must be completely free of all decorations and may not be in plastic bags.
Mill Creek Waste Stickers

Mill Creek Waste Stickers

Mill Creek Waste Stickers are used for garbage or yard waste outside of LRS cart(s), loose garbage bags, bulk items, and yard waste bags or non-LRS 33-gallon containers.

  • The new Mill Creek Waste Sticker rate will be $2.75 until October 31, 2022.
  • Sticker rates increase every year on November 1st.
  • The new LRS Mill Creek Waste stickers will be made available in the same retail outlets for purchase after October 22, 2021.

DO NOT PURCHASE ADVANCED OR WASTE MANAGEMENT STICKERS AFTER THE FINAL COLLECTION DAY (10/27/2021).

Waste Stickers are used for garbage or yard waste outside of LRS cart(s), loose garbage bags, bulk item, yard waste bag or personal 33-gallon container and more than one white good appliance.

Stickers – Sold at the following locations:

  • Jewel – 2073 Prairie Street – St. Charles
  • Jewel – 119 S Randall Rd., Batavia
  • Meijer – 855 S. Randall Rd – St. Charles
  • Mill Creek Market – 39W250 Herrington Blvd, Geneva
ELECTRONIC WASTE

Electronic Waste

E-WASTE HOME COLLECTION EVENTS IN MARCH AND OCTOBER

Beginning in 2022, LRS will provide two electronic waste home collections for Mill Creek homes participating in the program. There will be no charge for this added service.

The event will take place on your regular day of collection the first full week of March and the first full week of October, every year.

Residents will be required to submit a request online (on this webpage) to receive an e-waste collection.  Requests will be accepted beginning one month before each event and must be submitted the Thursday two weeks before the collection.

  • Seven (7) item limit including only one (1) TV or (1) Monitor
  • Tube TV’s may not exceed 40” (inches) or 100 pounds
  • Flat Screen TV’s may not exceed 48”(inches) or 100 pounds

LRS may provide an estimate for a special handling fee of E-Waste exceeding limitations. If you would like to inquire on an estimate, please e-mail: Service@LRSrecycles.com or call LRS Customer Service.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) includes the following landfill banned electronics:

ACCEPTED E-WASTE

  • Cable Receivers
  • Cellular Phones
  • Computers (desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet)
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small Scale Servers
  • TV’s and Monitors
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Video Game Consoles
BILLING and Invoice options

Billing and Invoice Options

Auto-pay and paperless billing will need to be established new with LRS.  This cannot be done until after you receive your first invoice by mail. Instructions will be provided with your first LRS invoice.

If you need assistance, please call or e-mail LRS Customer Service for assistance with paperless billing, paying your bill or registering for auto-pay at 844.633.3577 or Service@LRSrecycles.com.

White Good Appliance Collection

WHITE GOOD APPLIANCE COLLECTION

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals or they need to be recycled at a special location. Call 844-633-3577 or E-mail LRS Customer Service at Service@LRSrecycles.com to schedule white good collection. LRS will collect one white good appliance per week for no charge.

Examples of white goods or appliances:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cook Top and Cooking Plate
  • Cooker or Bakers Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Cabinet
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen Stove or Oven Range
  • Microwave Oven
  • Refrigerator or Refrigeration equipment
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Heater
MILL CREEK SERVICE ENROLLMENT OR CHANGE REQUEST

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LRS Mill Creek Customer Service Email – Fast and Convenient!

Responds Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM within 24 hours and most often within two hours.

Email your request or inquiry to Service@LRSrecycles.com

  • Please include the following information, if available:
    • Account number, if available
    • First and Last Name
    • Street Address
    • Phone Number
    • Preferred Contact
    • Your Inquiry, Request or Question

LRS Customer Service Phone: 844.NEED.LRS (844.633.3577)

Holiday Schedule

Holiday collection service will be provided one day later than the normal schedule, on the holidays listed below.

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

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