Village of Fox River Grove

Fox River Grove Residential Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Program

LRS provides Fox River Grove with services for garbage, recycling, and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Fox River Grove residents including annual spring clean-up day, electronic waste services, household hazardous waste collection, 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.

Monday is the service day in Fox River Grove. All garbage, recycling and yard waste should be curbside by 7am on the collection day. Service times are subject to change.


LRS is proud to offer four options for garbage services. Services include unlimited household subscription service, senior subscription service, senior sticker service, and backdoor service. Please see below for program details. LRS offers wheeled carts for garbage with a flip-top lid and handlebar. Cart sizes may vary depending on the program.



Unlimited Household Subscription Service

The unlimited subscription service has three garbage cart sizes to choose from (35-gallon, 65-gallon & 95-gallon). Additional rental carts are also available on this program. A 65-gallon recycling cart is to be included in this service option.


There is no limit to the amount of garbage that can be placed out on the service day. Residents are to use the designated garbage cart for garbage first. For no additional charge, any excess garbage that does not fit inside the cart should be securely tied and placed outside the container. Residents can use personal containers or bags, standard sized garbage bags, or 33-gallon bags for any excess trash not exceeding 50lbs per container or bag. Resident owned containers must also be watertight and have two (2) handles. LRS is not responsible for damage to personal carts as they are not compatible with our equipment.


Senior Subscription Service

Seniors 65 years of age and older can elect to participate in the senior subscription service. This service option includes one (1) 35-gallon garbage cart and one (1) 65-gallon recycling cart. All refuse that does not fit inside the designated container can be disposed of in personal containers by affixing one (1) sticker per container or bag not exceeding 50lbs when full. You must send in valid proof of age to enroll in this program.


Senior Sticker Service

Seniors 65 years of age and older can elect to participate in the sticker-based program. If enrolled, residents can dispose of garbage in loose bags or personal containers. Each bag/container must have one (1) sticker attached and should not exceed 50lbs when full. A 65-gallon recycling cart is to be included in this service option. You must send in valid proof of age to enroll in this program.


Backdoor Service

Residents that utilize the unlimited household subscription program may also elect to use the backdoor trash service option. Garbage and Recycling ONLY will be serviced at the top of your driveway. This is an additional monthly service.


Non-LRS Resident Owned Containers

Garbage, receptacles, containers, boxes, plastic bags and individual item guide:

  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip
  • Garbage must be contained and fit inside the container when full
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 34-gallons
  • Loose garbage bags may not exceed 33-gallons, and must be securely tied
  • Bags and containers may not exceed 50lbs when full

Any requests for changes in services should be communicated to LRS customer service.


Phone: 844.633.3577



A recycle cart and collection service is provided with each program option. Recycling is serviced on the same day as trash and on a one truck pass. The same truck that services your trash, has a split body to collect recyclables as well. Additional recycling carts are available upon request to customer service. Contact LRS customer service for more information or with questions regarding recycling.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials
  • 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
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed
  • 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
  • Shredded paper is not considered recyclable material, please contact the customer service department for further disposal options
  • Additional rental recycling bins are available upon request to customer service

Examples of Recyclables

Paper | Steel & Tin Cans | Aluminum Cans & Foil | Cartons | Glass Bottles & Jars | Plastic Containers

For additional recycling guidelines please visit

The Village of Fox River Grove Yard Waste/Senior Garbage Sticker can be used on additional loose bags or cans, yard waste/organics, and appliances/white goods. The stickers are available for purchase at the following Fox River Grove retailers.

  • Jewel-Osco: 800 Northwest Hwy #14 – Fox River Grove
  • Ace Hardware: 980 W State Rte 22 – Fox River Grove

*Please read each section to find out how many stickers are required for items placed out for collection.

Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1 through November 30 on the same day as garbage 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 is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter not exceeding 4’ in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.


What are considered acceptable food scraps?

Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables


What are non-acceptable food scraps?

Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam


Approved yard waste containers and bags

Residents may rent a 95-gallon cart for yard waste collection, supplied by LRS for a small monthly fee. Yard waste contained inside the LRS supplied cart will not require a sticker for collection. Please contact customer service if you wish to rent a cart.


Residents can also elect to use biodegradable kraft bags or personal containers labeled yard waste. Containers must be less than 50lbs when full. Brush and branches must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string (no metal). Each bundle must be no longer than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, with no individual branch being greater than 2” in diameter and weighing no more than 50lbs.


One sticker is needed per bag, bundle or non-LRS container.


Christmas Trees

LRS will provide a special collection for Christmas trees at no charge during the first two weeks in January. If you require collection after, prepayment and prescheduling is required.

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

Semi-Annual Yard Waste Collection

Twice per year LRS offers free yard waste collection for Village of Fox River Grove residents. During these dates, residents will NOT be required to utilize stickers for the collection of yard waste. Please reach out to LRS customer service to inquire about upcoming collection dates.

Bulk items are items that do not fit in the designated cart and exceed 50lbs in weight. Examples of bulk items include but are not limited to couches, tables, chairs, desks, large toys, etc.


Mattresses & box springs must be enclosed in a plastic mattress cover (found at local hardware stores, Walmart, Target, Lowes, and various storage facilities). Depending on the program you are enrolled in, the process to remove bulk items varies. Please read below to confirm how to properly prepare and set out items for collection.

Unlimited Household Subscription Service:

  • Two (2) bulk items per week at no charge
  • Any additional must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS
  • Items must be placed curbside 2 feet from the container

Senior Subscription Service:

  • One (1) bulk item per week requires one (1) sticker
  • Any additional must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS
  • Items must be placed curbside 2 feet from the container

Backdoor Service: 

  • Two (2) bulk items per week at no charge
  • Any additional must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS
  • Items must be placed curbside

Senior Sticker Service:

  • One (1) bulk item per week requires one (1) Sticker
  • Any additional must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS
  • Items must be placed curbside 2 feet from the container

Electronic Waste (E-Waste or E-Scrap) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in the regular garbage). The Village of Fox River Grove and LRS will host an annual curbside collection event. In addition, residents are encouraged to utilize the free drop-off location located at 1350 N Old Rand Road, Wauconda, IL. For most updated information on the annual curbside collection date, please contact LRS customer service.


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 

LRS Customers and Fox River Grove residents have the option of utilizing LRS free drop-off for the materials below:


Accepted materials:

  • Shoes
  • Electronics (limited to 1 tv or monitor drop-off per year per household)
  • Food Scraps

Drop off location: 1350 N Old Rand Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084

Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday closed

*For medical waste: Call SWALCO at 847-336-9340 for more info.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are common products that are flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive and can be dangerous to the environment when disposed of improperly. LRS offers household hazardous waste collection from your home. This option is available for all Fox River Grove residents. LRS will collect up to 5-gallons of household chemicals for a fee.


Please contact LRS to schedule HHW pickup.

“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. Pricing may vary based on your service program. Please contact customer service to schedule removal of appliances and white goods.

Examples of Appliances and White Goods

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top & 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

Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to for any items you are unsure about. Please include your address and as much detail regarding the item(s) as possible. 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, flooded basement or large clean out(s). 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 LRS can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.

The Village and LRS are excited to offer residents an opportunity to dispose of household goods curbside for no charge, once per year. Our 2023 clean-up day will be held on May 20th, 2023.


Commonly disposed materials include: – Small furniture such as chairs and tables – Carpet bundled in lengths not more than four feet long by two feet wide – Construction debris – not more than one cubic yard and weighing less than 50 pounds – Plumbing fixtures – Mattresses and box springs (wrapped in plastic) – Empty water softeners- extra lose bags of trash – Small vehicle parts (under 50lbs each & tires will NOT be accepted) drained of any oil and/or gas.


All goods must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on May 20th, 2023, and must be a size manageable for one person to lift. However, appliances, electronics, household hazardous waste, and landscape waste will not be accepted by LRS.

  • LRS bills quarterly in advance
  • Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner
  • Invoices will be mailed to the service address unless another address is provided
  • E-mail billing and auto-pay options are available
  • Residents will be able to create an online account once they have an open LRS invoice
  • Instructions on how to enroll in auto pay and create and online account can be found below
  • Mail payments to:


    PO BOX 554884

    Detroit, MI 48255-4884

New Years Day                              Independence Day                                      Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                Thanksgiving Day                                        Labor Day

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.

For more information, questions and to arrange services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 844.633.3577 or email


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, 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


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.