City of Northlake

City of Northlake

Residential Waste & Recycling Services

As of January 1, 2021, LRS serves as the City of Northlake’s exclusive residential garbage and recycling service provider. LRS provides weekly street-side collection on Friday. Each resident has been supplied with one 95-gallon container for trash serviced 1x/ week and one 65-gallon container for recycling serviced 1x/ week.

Northlake residents are serviced between 7a and 6p; carts must be out no later than 7a on Friday, unless noted as a service holiday

Please be advised that while residential waste and recycling services are invoiced through the City, the customer is directly responsible for any private services. For private services, the customer must initiate account setup and prepay for the service by credit card.


Please refer to the following link for more information:


Landscape Waste

Available from April 1 to December 15, LRS provides a simple option for landscape waste collection. Landscape waste is collected street-side. Landscape waste must not exceed 35 gallons and 60 pounds in weight. Branches must be bundled with biodegradable string/ twine not exceeding four feet in length, 36 inches and 60 pounds.

Single-stream Recycling

As of January 1, 2021, LRS Having opened Chicagoland’s state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center in 2016, LRS focuses on waste diversion to recycle more and send less waste to landfills. LRS is committed to making the surrounding communities a greener place to live.

LRS has a single-stream recycling center dedicated to sorting and separating recyclables. This 40,000 square-foot facility is designed to handle more than 110,000 tons of high-grade residential and commercial single-stream recyclables, sorting, separating and allocating over 20 tons of waste per hour.


Recycle Tips

  • Recyclable plastic items are #1 – #7 except #6.
  • Recycling materials should be loose and not bagged. If you must use a bag, it needs to be transparent. Black bags will be considered contaminated.
  • Containers that have previously stored liquid or food should be emptied. Food and liquid containers do not have to be rinsed unless it was previously filled with a heavy substance. Examples of heavy substance products include tomato paste, peanut butter and vegetable oil.
  • Lids and caps from plastic bottles and glass jars is preferred to remain intact prior to recycling.
  • To limit the amount of space used, break down any cardboard boxes into pieces.
  • The following items are NOT recyclable although they are made from paper, plastic and cardboard:
    • Pizza boxes
    • Styrofoam
    • Paper plates
    • Plastic cups (i.e. Solo cups)
    • Paper towels
    • Plastic grocery bags

As we continue to enhance our service areas, we are confident that our partnership with the City of Northlake will continue to grow as well. With a recycling mentality, LRS and Northlake are working together to create a more sustainable place to live.


Curious about LRS single-stream recycling? Click here to download the flyer for more information.

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