City of Wheaton

Residential Waste and Recycling Services

The City of Wheaton selected Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) as its exclusive waste and recycling hauler for all residential homes; a contract which went into effect on October 1, 2016.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is Chicagoland’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion services provider. Lakeshore Recycling Systems does not own a landfill and is committed to raising awareness for a more environmentally sustainable and scalable business model that fuels the circular economy.

Wheaton Holiday Schedule

Observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, that actual day is the observed holiday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, then Monday would be the observed day off. Residential pickup is behind one day throughout the week of the holiday.

New Technology: RFID

In order to verify service, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips are added to the current recycling carts and new garbage carts. Lakeshore Recycling Systems’ RFID technology implementation will track customer pickups and bill residents without the cumbersome act of buying stickers.

Garbage Stickers

With the implementation of RFID chips, garbage stickers will not be needed for weekly service. Residents will be charged a reduced rate for each garbage and recycling pickup.

Yard Waste/Organic Stickers

As a new service offering, Wheaton residents now have the availability to include food scraps (organics) with their yard waste. Stickers for this service can be purchased at a reduced price of $2.75 per sticker.

Miscellaneous Items

Stickers will be required for electronics, excess garbage and bulk items.

What Do Residents Need to Do?

Lakeshore Recycling Systems offers the following cart sizes:

  • 35-gallon
  • 65-gallon
  • 95-gallon

Residents will receive a letter/invoice to sign up and establish a billing account with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.

Wheaton and the Environment

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is looking forward to a great partnership with the 53,000 residents and businesses of Wheaton, Illinois. The National Recreation and Park Association has awarded the Wheaton Park District with the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence four times. The 52 parks and over 800 acres of land need to stay green for the community to fully enjoy their beauty. We help make that happen. Our focus on maintaining a sustainable Wheaton is at the very core of our mission. Our dumpsters, on-site storage, portable bathrooms, mulch and street sweepers services are all eco-friendly. Our recycling and transfer center in West Chicago is nearby for your convenience. For any questions or issues regarding cart sizes or any other waste management needs, please contact our customer service line at 773.685.8811.

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