McHenry County has elected to franchise certain areas of unincorporated McHenry County. The County initiated this process to help lower waste collection costs and provide additional services to its residents. Lakes Disposal, an LRS company, has been selected as the exclusive hauler to provide residential Refuse, Recycle and Landscape waste collection for the residents of The Manor Subdivision in Crystal Lake, and Fox Lake Vista in Spring Grove in unincorporated McHenry County. Our comprehensive solid waste program is designed to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in the neighborhoods and ensure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
LRS offers many other services for unincorporated McHenry County residents including organic food scrap compost service, electronic waste drop-off locations, leaf collection, 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.
To find out if your home is located within the franchised service area, please see reference the attached maps
Fox Lake Vista
LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in the 65-gallon size. Additional carts are available upon request to customer service. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.
Landscape waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through the 2nd full week of December on the same day as refuse and recyclables. LRS also allows for organic food scraps to be mixed into landscape waste during the season as well.
Yard-waste, also known as yard waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees and vines.
Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two feet in diameter, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds and grass clippings and yard trimmings.
Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables.
Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam.
Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft bags or plastic cans no larger than 35 gallons in size. Each yard waste bag, can or bundle should not exceed 50 lbs. Tree limbs, branches or brush must be bundled with twine, and may not exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter, with individual branches not exceeding 3 inches in diameter.
If you use cans for your landscape waste instead of Kraft bags, please clearly mark (paint) the cans containing landscape waste. You can either label the can with a large “X” or “Landscape Waste”. This will help identify the landscape waste to the drivers, so your pickup is not inadvertently missed. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.
Loose leaf collection will occur three times annually, once during the spring, October, and November. Leaves must be at the curb by 6AM on Monday.
LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees for the first two weeks after Christmas.
“Bulk Items” are items that are too large to fit into a cart or can. LRS will collect one bulk item per week at no charge. If a bulk item is deemed hazardous or unacceptable for landfills, that item will not be taken.
Examples of a bulk or large item exceeding the capacity of the LRS refuse (garbage) cart, includes the following: bed frame, box spring (bed), bicycle, chair, love seat/sofa, one part of sectional couch, mattress, frame, or wall picture. These are only some examples as there are many items that may be considered bulk items.
For health and safety reasons, mattresses must be wrapped in plastic to be collected. Plastic mattress wrap can be found online or at local grocery stores, hardware stores, storage and moving outlets. If using loose plastic, it must be completely taped and secured on all corners with no exposure to the mattress.
Bulk items requiring special equipment and additional labor, such as a piano, sleeper sofa (couch with pull out bed) and large entertainment center are considered a Special Refuse Collection.
Call LRS if you are unsure if an item requires additional labor or equipment at 844.633.3577 or send a request with a photo of the item(s) by e-mail to Service@LRSrecycles.com.
Electronic waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in your normal trash).
LRS will provide curbside collection for electronic waste with prepayment and prescheduling to LRS.
LRS also encourages residents to utilize the free drop-off locations near you. Please visit the attached links to learn more about secure drop-off locations for your items. 2022 Green Guide | Mchenry County Recycling Directory
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
According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances. All HHW items are banned from the landfill and will not be collected with curbside collection. LRS encourages residents to take advantage of the drop-off facilities and additional options located on page 3 of the attached link.
2022 Green Guide | Mchenry County Recycling Directory
Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals, or they need to be recycled at a special location.
Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top and 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
All appliances/white goods must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS by calling customer service.
Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for items you are unsure of. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are considered a Special Refuse Collection. 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.
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.
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 Lakeshore can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.
Please dial 844.633.3577 (ext 1) for more information.
PO BOX 554884
Detroit, MI 48255-4884
Residents may elect to receive paperless invoicing by registering online. Go to our Pay Bill link and scroll to “Sign up for Paperless Billing” to enroll today!
LRS offers an auto-pay option for residents to pay their bill. If you would like to elect for auto pay, you may do so by clicking here to the online portal and either logging in or creating an account.
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.
New Years Day Independence Day Christmas Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Labor Day
For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at 844.633.3577 or email Service@LRSrecycles.com.
Improperly prepared materials placed for collection will not be collected.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com
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.