Recycling Services & Recycling Center in Chicago, IL

Everyone produces a lot of waste, either at home or in the workplace. No matter where you live or work, though, you understand the importance of responsible waste management and disposal. If you’re looking for a better way to get rid of certain waste in your property, turn to Lakeshore Recycling Systems.

We provide recycling services to anyone in the Chicago, IL, area, so let us know how we can help you in your efforts to benefit the environment and responsibly dispose of waste.

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

Do Your Part

If you haven’t used recycling services before, you may not know which items you can recycle and which ones you can’t. Follow our lists below to sort through your waste and dispose of it properly.

Use Our Recycling Services to Dispose of These Items

When you invest in our recycling services, we’ll help you remove and dispose of:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil and disposable bakeware
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Glass bottles
  • Magazines
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Phone books
  • Steel and tin cans, like veggie and soup cans
  • Plastic bottles, jugs and jars

If you have any of these items in your property, recycle them. These materials can be repurposed into other items like cans, bottles and notebooks.

Don’t Recycle These Items

Some items, like the following, can’t be recycled:

  • Broken glass, including mixed-colored glass
  • Crystal
  • Decorative glass
  • Dishware and ceramic bakeware
  • Glass contaminated with dirt, food and stones
  • Lightbulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Pyrex pans and containers
  • Window glass

Do you have an item in your home that you don’t see on either of these lists? Let us know. We’ll let you know if we can recycle the item or if it needs to be disposed of in another manner. 

Turn to Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Since 1999, we’ve strived to help Chicago, IL, residents do their part to benefit the environment. If you’re ready to take advantage of our recycling services, get in touch by calling 773-685-8811 or by requesting a quote.

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Holiday Service Update

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, services will be delayed the week of November 22. LRS will not be providing services on Thursday, November 25th, and the rest of the week will be delayed by one day after November 25th. Delayed services will include residential waste, recycling and yard waste. The normal service schedule will resume Monday, November 29th.

For more information regarding your specific service area, click here.

Thank you and have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

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