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On Monday, January 4, 2021, LRS announced the acquisition of a leading independent hauler in Chicago suburb, Maywood: Roy Strom. This acquisition is LRS’ largest acquisition to date and further strengthens LRS’ foothold in Chicagoland and northern Illinois.

Roy Strom adds eight exclusive residential communities (River Forest, River Grove, North Riverside, Villa Park, Berkeley, Summit, Willow Springs and unincorporated DuPage county), over 100 employees, strategically located Construction & Demolition (C&D) recycling assets; a single stream recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) transfer facility to LRS’ growing company and solidifies its standing as the independent leader in Illinois for waste and recycling for both residential and commercial services.

This acquisition adds a total of 50,000 new commercial customers to LRS’ growing customer base in Illinois. This acquisition not only expands our residential and commercial customer base but further sets in stone LRS’ leadership in Illinois and the Midwest. With this acquisition, LRS is further established as the waste and recycling industry leader in the Midwest, as well as the Chicago area.

As the seventh-largest privately-held waste and recycling company in North America, LRS specializes in providing comprehensive waste diversion and recycling services for thousands of residential and commercial customers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and western Illinois. Diversified and growing exponentially, LRS also offers: affordable roll-off container services, C&D recycling, porta potty rentals, municipal and commercial street sweeping, mulch distribution, on-site storage and temporary fencing.

With the addition of Roy Strom, LRS owns and operates 18 facilities, safely deploys a fleet of fuel-efficient trucks, processes more than 3.2 million tons of waste each year and thrives on the passion of more than 1,200 full-time employees.

We welcome Roy Strom customers and employees to the LRS family and look forward to continuing to provide safe, innovative, sustainable services to all customers that we service throughout the Midwest.

To learn more about this transformative acquisition, read our press release here.

LRS’ Wisconsin-based company, Badgerland Disposal, Acquires Three Companies in Wisconsin

In the past month LRS’ Wisconsin-based company, Badgerland Disposal, announced the acquisition of three companies Choice Disposal, Supreme Disposal and Waste Cycle. These acquisitions expand Badgerland’s geographic service area further into southern Wisconsin and into the new territory of Milwaukee. With the acquisitions and the addition of the Milwaukee service area, Badgerland’s standing as southern Wisconsin’s leading independent waste diversion and recycling company is solidified.

Choice Disposal, acquired on July 21, is a longtime regional provider of residential and commercial waste and recycling services in Ixonia and affirms Badgerland’s position as southern Wisconsin’s leading independent waste and recycling services provider.

Supreme Disposal and Waste Cycle, acquired on August 11, are both Milwaukee-based commercial waste haulers. These acquisitions expand Badgerland’s market presence into the new service area of Milwaukee, to further supplement services offered in Madison.

The acquisition of Choice Disposal adds 12,000 subscription customers and 15 trucks to Badgerland’s fleet. The acquisitions of Supreme Disposal and Waste Cycle adds nearly 2,000 roll-off and commercial customers, over 800 containers and 30 trucks to Badgerland’s growing company.

“These acquisitions help Badgerland grow our foothold in southern Wisconsin and break into the Milwaukee market area to further complement the services we offer in Madison and southern Wisconsin,” said Badgerland’s Regional Vice President of Wisconsin, Dustin Reynolds. “Through the expansion of our geographic reach, Badgerland is able to provide local, environmentally responsible waste and recycling solutions to a larger market of customers in southern Wisconsin.”

In addition to customers, employees, containers and trucks Badgerland will also acquire the 22,000 square foot facilities in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa from Supreme Disposal to assist with future growth in the area.

“These three additions to the growing Badgerland family are all logical and strategic acquisitions for Badgerland that expands its service area and strengthens its presence in southern Wisconsin,” said LRS’ CEO Alan T. Handley. “With the addition of customers, employees, equipment and facilities from all three companies, Badgerland will be able to continue to provide the same exceptional quality of service to their customers and further expand our services in southern Wisconsin, especially in the Milwaukee area.”

To learn more about these recent acquisitions, read our press releases on Choice Disposal as well as Supreme Disposal and Waste Cycle.

Recycling & Waste Services


We are pleased to announce LRS is now North America’s 7th largest privately-held waste hauler, and today ranks 19th on Waste Today Magazine’s Top 50 Hauler List (published Aug. 18, 2020). The Top 50 ranking is based on 2019 reported revenues, and includes both privately- and publicly-held companies.

A significant year of gains in both commercial and residential hauling and temporary services highlight the primary driver of our 2019 ranking. We also continue to expand strategically through the acquisition of independent waste haulers throughout Wisconsin; all of whom share in our mission of sustainability, responsibly diverting and recycling as much material out of the waste stream as possible.

Today, Lakeshore actively diverts from our inbound volume more than 40 percent of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and over 80 percent of the Construction and Demolition (C&D) material. We differentiate by working proactively to find ways to remove and repurpose material from the waste stream, not only through the deployment of leading technology and frontline innovation, but by educating our customers and working with them to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly.

In 2019, Lakeshore added a series of strategic acquisitions, landed key municipal partnerships and commercial service agreements, and expanded our offerings, including:

This year, Lakeshore continued its growth trajectory, acquiring three independent residential and commercial haulers as part of our continued expansion in southern Wisconsin, and winning new municipal service agreements in greater Chicago:

We remain grateful and salute our passionate and hardworking family of 920 employees across Illinois and Wisconsin who each day help ensure LRS remains the Midwest’s provider of choice for responsible waste and recycling solutions.

To learn more about Waste Today Magazine’s Top 50 Haulers ranking, visit https://ow.ly/OqdS50B7ycb