RCI Certified Facilities

Serving the Midwest for over 20 years, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) provides recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off dumpster container service, portable restroom rental and comprehensive waste removal to businesses and residential homeowners.

LRS is proud to be at the forefront of RCI certified recycling and waste diversion in the Midwest. The Recycling Certification Institute (RCI) is a national certification program that ensures the integrity, transparency and accuracy of reported recycling rates of C&D recycling facilities. Only 18 total companies in the nation, including LRS, have received this certification. LRS has the second-highest amount of certified facilities in the nation with five total facilities.

With these facilities, we are able to dispose of the materials we collect, especially C&D commodities, as responsibly as possible and provide more customers with an easier way to build more sustainable buildings. Our RCI certified facilities are equipped with cutting edge technology geared for growth and development in the sustainable disposal of C&D materials.

The RCI certification works closely with the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to ensure that buildings are as sustainable as possible. LRS has helped with over 400 LEED projects. The RCI certification expedites the process for current and future customers.

LRS can help you establish a suitable LEED certification procedure for the materials and resources portion of the process. We will implement a specific program on your job site, track the results and take care of the sorting, recycling and paperwork.

Our experience with over 400 LEED projects to date includes Ritz Carlton, Block 37, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital and O’Hare International Airport. All of these projects received the maximum of two points for recovery rates exceeding 75%, so customers can feel confident with our excellent service. LRS has the most RCI certified facilities in the Midwest, which can help achieve your LEED certification.

Whether you are constructing a high rise, demolishing a building, tearing off a roof or renovating your bathroom, LRS has the experience and equipment to handle any of your construction and demolition projects as sustainably as possible. Below is the list of all RCI certified LRS facilities.

Exchange MRF
1300 W. Exchange

Chicago, Illinois

DeForest MRF
4197 Reardon Road

Deforest, Wisconsin

Heartland Recycling Center
6201 W. Canal Bank Road

Forest View, Illinois

Northbrook MRF
2300 Carlson Drive

Northbrook, Illinois

West Chicago MRF
1655 Powis Road

West Chicago, Illinois

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