Sugar Grove


DC Recycling Systems (DC) is honored to be the exclusive service provider for refuse, recycling, yard waste, appliances, electronic waste and household hazardous waste collection and disposal services for Village of Sugar Grove homes. DC is located in Cortland owned by LRS, an independent, privately-owned company headquartered in Morton Grove, Illinois.

Village of Sugar Grove residents receive weekly service for garbage, recyclables and seasonal yard waste. Sugar Grove homes also receive pre-scheduled Home Collection Service for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste). These are two separate collections and requests are required for these special collections. There are no additional charges for these services. Please see Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection and Electronic Waste Home Collection sections for information and to submit a request.

Click here to print or download the 2021 Collection Schedule


Sugar Grove residents receive service on either a Monday or Tuesday, every week, with the exception of holidays that fall on a Monday or Tuesday. See Sugar Grove Service Day Map to see if you have Monday or Tuesday collection.

Service is billed by the Village of Sugar Grove when you establish water service. New Homeowners who would like new carts for refuse and recycle materials should send a notification by email and include your name, address, phone number and any special notes to or call 844.633.3577 (844.NEED.LRS).

  • We will provide you with a new 95-gallon refuse cart and 65-gallon recycle cart
    • Carts have wheels with a flip-top, hinged lid
    • Different size options are available upon request (65-gallon, 95-gallon)
    • Please request desired sizes for refuse and recycle with the initial delivery
  • There is no charge for the use of the carts or the initial delivery of carts
  • Delivery fees apply for future exchanges requested
  • Service begins at 6:00 AM. All materials must be placed curbside on the service day to ensure collection
  • If you already have our garbage and recycle cart and would like to use them, you may begin using them immediately. See Cart Maintenance for recommended care.
Refuse (Garbage) Collection- Program Options


Garbage is collected once per week in Sugar Grove with service taking place for homes on a Monday or a Tuesday.  There is no limit to the amount of regular household refuse and garbage that can be placed out for collection on a weekly basis so long as it is properly prepared or placed out in accordance with the requirements for collection.

Service begins at 6:00 a.m. and all items for collection must be placed curbside to ensure collection.

Refuse and Recycle Carts provided by DC must be used for those materials. Personal containers are only to be used for additional refuse or recycling and should be clearly marked for the driver.

Personal Containers used for additional refuse must meet the following requirements:

  • Containers must have two handles
  • Refuse be contained, and fit inside the container, when full
  • Containers may not exceed 32-gallons, or 50 pounds when full
  • May not be branded by a different waste or recycling service provider

Loose Garbage Bags placed out loose for collection may not exceed 30 gallons when full, and must be securely tied.

Bulk Items are large items that don’t fit into your LRS Refuse Cart or Personal Container. Examples of bulk items include carpet/carpet rolls, table, chair, mattress, bed frame, box spring, fixture, large picture or frame, toy.  Please email or call us at 844-633-3577 with your name, address and bulk item(s) the Thursday the week before, if possible. Bulk Items must be a manageable weight for a service driver to lift into bucket or truck, and must not require special equipment or handling.

Some items may require special equipment.  If special equipment is required, we’ll provide a cost estimate for you.  If you’d like to proceed with the special collection service, we offer various methods for payment for your convenience.

Mattresses must be enclosed in a plastic mattress cover or be completely covered in plastic for health and safety reasons. Plastic Mattress Covers are available at hardware stores and other retail outlets like Walmart, Target, Ace, Lowes and Storage Unit Facilities. 

Latex Paint must be completely dried and should be placed in plastic garbage bag. To ensure latex paint is completely dried mix kitty litter, sawdust or oil absorb into the wet paint, and leave the lid off for 48 hours. Latex paint can lids may be recycled so long as the paint is completely dried.

Carpet must be in rolls and tied tightly, not to exceed 4 feet in length, or 18 inches in diameter.  We will collect up to 8 properly prepared rolls of carpet per collection as one bulk item.

Special Collections are available for other items or materials not included in your regular service plan. Call LRS at 844.NEED.LRS to arrange for an estimate, prepay and schedule collection. We’re here to help!

Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection

A recycle cart and collection service is offered with a recycle cart issued to new homes for no charge and is requested through the Village.  Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste.

  • Please use the recycle cart provided by DC for recycle materials
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recycle items that can be placed out for collection, provided it’s properly prepared and containerized.

Acceptable Recyclables

Please be sure to properly prepare acceptable materials before placing them in your recycle cart using the guidelines found in “Additional Recycle Guidelines.”


Remove metal clips and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples. Envelopes with cellophane windows are accepted.

  • Newspaper and inserts​
  • Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
  • Office paper, notebooks, computer print outs, hanging file folders, pastel colored sticky notes (no fluorescent), glossy brochures, index cards, greeting cards, stationary, fax paper, manila folders and envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Chipboard/paperboard – cereal, cracker, ​tissue, shoe, gift, and 6/12-pack boxes, paper towel tubes, and egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes must be flattened and cut
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Paperback books (no hardcover books)


  • Empty and Rinse, Labels may be left on
  • Food cans and lids
  • Metal paint cans and lids (must be empty and dry, some dried paint residue is fine)
  • Metal lids are recyclable


  • Empty, Rinse, Do not crush or flatten, Leave caps and tabs on
  • Food and Drink Cartons
  • Milk, Soup,​ and Juice


  • Empty, Rinse, Do not crush or flatten
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (ball clean foil to 2 inches or larger, no flat foil or small balled up foil)
  • Pie plates & trays


  • Empty, Rinse, Labels are ok to leave on
  • All glass colors are accepted


  • Leave plastic screw top caps on empty bottles and jars
  • Empty and rinse; lables may be left on
  • Bottles include: Water, soda, juice, laundry detergent, soap/shampoo,​health and beauty products and cleaners
  • Tubs include: Coffee, tofu, cottage cheese, yogurt, margarine tubs, fruit or lettuce
  • Jugs include: Milk and juice
  • Jars include: Mayo, Peanut butter
White Goods and Appliances

White Goods

White Goods and Appliances require a special collection.

Call 844-633-3577 or E-mail LRS Customer Service at to schedule white good collection.  One appliance will be collected each week for no additional charge.  Additional white good appliances requiring special handling will require payment in advance.  Please let our Customer Service representative know if you have more than one appliance for collection and they will gladly help make arrangements.

Examples of white goods appliances:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Cook Top and Cooking Plate
  • Cooker or Bakers Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Cabinet
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen Stove or Oven Range
  • Microwave Oven
  • Refrigerator or Refrigeration Equipment
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Heater
Yard Waste and Organics Collection


There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that can be placed out for collection during yard waste season collection months.  Yard waste season is APRIL 1st – NOVEMBER 30TH, every year.

Collection begins on your first collection day in April and ends on the last collection day in November.

Yard waste materials must be contained in one of the following:

  • 2-ply (or thicker) biodegradable landscape or lawn bags
  • Personal containers may not exceed 32-gallons and marked with an X or YW.
  • Bundles of twigs and small branches will be accepted in twine tied bundles not to exceed four feet (4’) in length and two feet (2’) in diameter.
  • Yard waste will not be collected in plastic bags
  • Containers or bundles may not exceed 50 pounds in weight


Electronic Waste is collected the first full week of each month with the exception of holiday weeks for incorporated Village of Sugar Grove homes.

Accepted Electronic Waste (E-Waste) includes the following landfill banned electronics:

  • Cable Receivers
  • Cellular Phones
  • Computers (desktop, laptop, notebook, tablet)
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile (Fax) Machines
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small Scale Servers
  • TV’s and Monitors
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Video Game Consoles




Wednesday, December 30, 2020 January 4
Thursday, January 28 February 1
Thursday, February 25 March 1
Thursday, April 1 April 5
Thursday, April 29 May 3
Thursday, June 3 June 7
Thursday, July 1 July 6
Thursday, July 29 August 2
Thursday, September 9 September 13
Thursday, September 30 October 4
Thursday, October 28 November 1
Thursday, December 2 December 6


Please click here: to learn more and schedule a collection.


REQUEST CUT-OFF DATES: Excluding weekends and holidays, requests submitted at least 2 days prior to the next upcoming collection date will be scheduled for the upcoming E-Waste collection. If you are requesting the collection with less than two business days prior to the scheduled collection, your request may be scheduled for the following prearranged E-Waste collection.  If your regular day of collection is  on a Monday or Tuesday, your request should be submitted no later than the end of day Wednesday the week before or first thing Thursday morning.



Please review the following guidelines for Electronic Waste Home Collection Service:

  • E-Waste needs to be placed out for collection no later than 6AM on the prescheduled collection date
  • Unacceptable items may be left behind – please call our customer service department to inquire
  • This is an exclusive service provided for Village of Sugar Grove homes only who pay for refuse and recycling service through the Village of Sugar Grove utility bill
  • Residential household E-Waste items only
  • Items not reflected on the list of accepted items will not be collected
  • For further assistance with E-Waste Home Collection, please send an E-Mail: or Call 844-Need-LRS.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection



Household Hazardous Waste is collected quarterly.  To learn more about acceptable and unacceptable items for collection and to schedule a collection please visit or call 844-633-3577 for assistance.


Wednesday, December 30, 2020 January 5th, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021 April 6th, 2021
June 25th, 2021 July 6th, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021 October 5th, 2021 


  • Aerosols
  • Air Fresheners,
  • Corrosive Acids
  • Corrosive Bases
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Hairspray
  • HID Bulbs
  • Non-PCB Ballast
  • Oven Cleaner
  • PCB Ballast
  • Spray-paint
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Enamel (Combustible Paints)
  • Flammable Solvents/Oils
  • Household Cleaners
  • Mercury Articles
  • Mixed Solvents and Oils
  • Oil Based Paints/Stains
  • Oil, Lead, Urethane, or Chromium Based Paints
  • Resins/Glues/Spray Adhesives
  • Shellac/Varnish
  • Sump Pump Batteries
  • Automotive Chemicals
  • Fertilizers/Weed Killers
  • Gasoline/Diesel
  • Insecticide Bug Spray
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Lithium Batteries
  • NiCad Batteries
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Poison
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Used oil filters
  • WD-40

Please click here: to learn more and schedule a collection.


Christmas trees will be collected every year during the month of January on collection day beginning on January 2nd through January 31st.


Service is paid for through the utility bills sent by the Village of Sugar Grove.


Cleaning the Cart

  1. 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
  2. Once the cart has been thoroughly rinsed, set the cart out with the lid open in the sun to dry or dry with a towel

Cart Replacement

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 customer service if they notice damage to the cart during the collection process to request a replacement cart.

If damages occur to the cart due to other reasons, please contact DC to request a replacement cart. An exchange fee of $35.00 will apply if requesting a new cart size or to be exchanged due to odor.  Cart exchange requests due to damage not incurred during the collection process will also be subject to the delivery and exchange fee.

Sugar Grove Service Map

LRS Sugar Grove Customer Service Email – Fast and Convenient!

Responds Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM within 24 hours and most often within two hours.

Email your request or inquiry to

  • Please include the following information, if available:
    • Account number, if available
    • First and Last Name
    • Street Address
    • Phone Number
    • Preferred Contact
    • Your Inquiry, Request or Question

LRS Customer Service Phone: 844.NEED.LRS (844.633.3577)

Holiday Schedule

Holiday collection service will be provided one day later than the normal schedule, on the holidays listed below.

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.



Please call us at 844.633.3577 to notify Customer Service of the material not collected.  We will return to pick it up either the same day or following day.


You may also send an email with your name, phone number, full address and the specific type of material that was not collected (refuse (garbage), recycle, yard waste, E-Waste, HHW, large item, appliance or with any question you have to  This email is monitored frequently throughout the day and you will receive a response.


These items placed for collection will not be collected. DC will place a tag noting the reason items were left behind.

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LRS Service Alert

Due to the current snowfall, our services may be delayed on Tuesday, January 26.

Please make sure the wheels and lids on your carts are clear of snow and ice along with the surrounding pathway around it. To be the first to know of our updates, you can go to our Facebook page for more information if there are service delays.

To ensure your safety during the winter storm, here are ways that you can help prepare yourself.

  • Check the weather forecasts frequently
  • Avoid driving in the snow if possible
  • Keep your vehicle's gas tank full to avoid possible freezing
  • Travel with an emergency kit
  • Have a snow shovel or snowblower handy
  • Let someone know where you are going if you are leaving your home

Thank you for understanding and please stay safe!

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