Join LRS in Protecting the Planet
Paper Cups Can Now Be Included in Your Recycling Bin
Got paper cups? Let’s recycle them! As LRS continues to build a more sustainable future, we’re proud to announce a partnership with the Food Packaging Institute that allows us to accept paper cups for recycling in five Illinois counties:
This new initiative – effective June 26, 2023 – will allow us to divert more materials away from landfills—a huge win for the environment. So, how can you help? It’s easy. Just make sure there is no food or liquid residue inside your paper cups when putting them in your curbside recycling bin, and please do not include any lids or straws with the cups. As always, thank you for recycling!
The Journey of a Can
Wondering how the cans you drink from make it to your refrigerator? Let us tell you!
Additional Recycling Guides
Dig into our helpful charts and guides to learn the best practices for reducing, reusing, and recycling.
- The Waste and Recycling Process: From customer sorting to the repurposing of materials, this is the template for a healthier planet.
- Going Green is a Choice: Go behind the scenes and see how LRS is taking the lead when it comes to recycling and sustainability.
- What to Compost: This handy visual chart shows you which items can be used for composting—nature’s way of recycling.
- Residential Waste and Recycling Cart Sizes: See the dimensions and sizes of our carts that are available for waste, recycling, and yard waste collection.
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Different municipalities might have different requirements on type of containers. To learn more please Contact Us or call us at 844-NEED-LRS. One of our representatives will contact you regarding answering your questions about container type requirements and size of recycling containers.
Different municipalities might have different requirements on what can be collected, this could differ by state and county. To learn more please Contact Us or call us at 844-NEED-LRS. One of our representatives will provide needed clarification and direction on local recycling requirements.
LRS e-waste collection differs based on the municipality contracts. This includes special collection for electronics requiring different handling than garbage or curbside recyclables. Some e-Waste collections require customers to submit requests during specific collection months. Please see your municipalities Electronics Collection Schedule and associated monthly request deadline. For additional questions on e-Waste collection service please call us at 844-NEED-LRS or Contact Us.
Hazardous waste is waste that has substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. They usually have one or more of the following hazardous traits: ignitability, reactivity, corrosively, toxicity. LRS does not have a drop off facility for HHW. Some LRS municipal contracts state has option to service HHW. Please see your municipalities Hazardous Waste collection details and schedule. For additional questions on e-Waste collection service please call us at 844-NEED-LRS or Contact Us.