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Mettawa Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program

LRS provides Village of Mettawa residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. This program is to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in our neighborhoods and ensure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. LRS offers many other services for Mettawa residents including organic food scrap compost service, electronic waste curbside service, portable restrooms and large and 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.

Clarendon Hills Residential Waste & Recycling

Friday is the service day in the Village of Mettawa. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 7AM and 7PM on your collection day. Service times are subject to change.   

All  materials must be placed out at the curb for collection by 7:00  a.m., on your Friday service day, but not before 3:00 p.m. the day before. Please keep in mind that separate trucks pick up trash, recyclables, yard waste and bulk items, so these materials may be picked up at different times of the day.  

Resident owned containers may only be used for refuse exceeding the LRS cart capacity. Resident owned containers may not exceed 32 gallons, 50 pounds in weight, and must have two handles and a lid.  Any additional refuse will require a special pickup.

LRS offers additional garbage carts for households who frequently generate greater amounts of waste. 

LRS offers carts in two sizes, 65-gallon or 95-gallon. All homes by default received the 95-gallon cart   If you would like to inquire about changing your cart size, please email Service@LRSRecycles.com or call 844-NEED-LRS and any of our service representatives would be happy to assist (fees may apply).

LRS Trash Bin Sizes

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in the 65-gallon or 95-gallon size.  Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
  • You are to use the LRS or Lakes issued cart first for recycled materials
  • Please MARK the additional box or container used as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it
  • Plastic bags with recycling material will not be accepted
  • There is no limit to the amount of acceptable recyclable items that can be placed out for collection, provided they are properly prepared and contained

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Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through the last full week of November on the same day as refuse and recyclables. LRS also allows for organic food scraps to be mixed into yard waste during the season as well.   There are two program options available to Mettawa residents.

 

Subscription yard waste service

Residents may elect to pay an annual fee for the collection of up to five 32-gallon  containers or kraft bags weekly throughout the landscape waste season. The subscription fee must be paid in full upon signing up. This program also includes 1-95g LRS cart for service.

 

By-the-bag yard waste service

Residents may utilize an “on-call” service if you wish to only have yard waste collected occasionally, rather than all season. Charges are per bag or bundle. Please call our Customer Service Center to schedule a collection.

 

What is considered yard waste?

Yard-waste, also known as landscape 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 2 feet in diameter and 4 feet in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds and grass clippings and yard trimmings.

 

What is considered acceptable food scraps?

Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, vegetables.

 

What are non-acceptable food scraps?

Bones, diapers, fats, glass, grease, liquids, meat, metal, oil, packaging, paper plates, pet waste, plastic, poultry, seafood, service ware, shells, and Styrofoam.

 

Approved Yard Waste containers or bags

Bundled brush is included with the optional yard waste program. Please be sure all brush is bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string in distinct piles that are no longer than 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter, and weighing no more than 45 pounds with no individual branch being greater than 3” in diameter. The 95-gallon yard waste toter is available with the subscription service.

Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags (Kraft bags) or open garbage cans not larger than 32-gallon capacity. Containers or bags may not exceed 50 pounds.

 

Christmas trees

LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees during the first two weeks of January.

  • The tree must be real, not artificial, not in any plastic bags and free of tinsel, lights, ornaments and not frozen to the ground
  • Flocked trees, trees with shiners, tinsel, light bulbs, glitter, wire or plastic or in plastic bags will not be included in this special collection

“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) items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go into the regular garbage).

LRS provides monthly curbside collection of electronic waste (E-Waste) for Mettawa households that have LRS waste and recycling collection on the first Friday of the month. This service provides a more convenient and simple way to responsibly manage electronics that are banned from the landfill. There is no charge for this service. A request 24 hours in advance must be submitted to customer service to  ensure collection and only 7 items per pick-up will be removed.

 

Examples of E-Waste

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 provided by Swalco.

Please contact Swalco at 847.336.9340 or visit swalco.org for assistance with disposal of any hazardous material(s)

Examples of HHW:

  • Oil Based Paints, Flammable Oils
    • Oil, Lead, Urethane, Chromium Based Paints, Shellac, Water or Driveway Sealer, Oil-Based Stain, Varnish
  • Pesticides / Herbicides / Fertilizers
    • Poison, Lawn Chemicals, Weed Killer
  • Aerosols
    • Spray-Paint, Hairspray, WD-40, Air Fresheners, Spray Adhesives, Oven Cleaner, Insecticide Bug Spray
  • Automotive Chemicals / Fluids
    • Antifreeze, Brake or Transmission Fluid, Gasoline, Diesel, Motor Oil
  • Houshold Cleaners (Acidic/Caustic)
    • Bleach, Ammonia, Muriatic Acids, Pool Cleaners, Drain Cleaners, Solvents, Paint Stripper or Thinner
  • Bulbs / Batteries
    • Fluorescent bulbs, CFL, NiCad, Lithium, Lead Acid, – Automotive, Marine and Sump Pump Batteries

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals, or they need to be recycled at a special location.

 

Examples of Appliances or White Goods:

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

 

Scheduling Removal of Appliances & White Goods

All appliances/white goods must be prescheduled 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.

Residents are billed for refuse services through the Village. Please reach out to the Village at 847-573-1460 with any questions

Garage Door Service or Rear Yard Service

Rather than having to place your containers at the curb, residents can place their containers outside of their dwelling at another location point and our drivers will come up to this point and collect the trash and recycle. Please contact LRS if you wish to see if this service is available to you.

 

Additional Container

If a resident requires additional trash or recycling containers, they are available in both 65 and 95-gallon sizes upon request to customer service.

 

Yard Waste Service

  • Subscription – Residents may elect to pay an annual fee for the collection of up to five approved containers weekly throughout the landscape waste season. The subscription fee must be paid in full upon sign up. LRS will provide one 95-gallon cart for use on this program.
  • By-the-Bag – Residents may utilize an “on-call” service if you wish to only have yard waste collected occasionally, rather than all season. Charges are per bag or bundle. Please call our Customer Service Center to schedule a collection.

DIY Construction

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.

 

Dumpster Services 

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.

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.

 

How do I clean my cart?

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.

 

What if I need my cart replaced?

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.

 

Is this considered garbage?

Latex paint

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

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.

 

How do I report a missed pickup?

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 service@lrsrecycles.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.

Unincorporated Lake County Residential Waste & Recycling

Unincorporated Lake County Residential Waste, Recycle & Yard Waste Collection Program

TOWNSHIPS INCLUDE: MORAINE, WEST DEERFIELD, VERNON, CUBA, WAUCONDA & LIBERTYVILLE

LRS is honored to be the exclusive waste service provider for homes in the Southwest and Southeast townships of Unincorporated Lake County. LRS is an independent service provider headquartered in Rosemont, IL. On behalf of our local team, we are proud to provide services for your home every week!

 

2023-24 RATES: STANDARD $20.65 PER MONTH (regardless of trash and recycling cart sizes)

SENIOR (65 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER with signed form available through paper mail, email and as a download below) $18.58 PER MONTH (regardless of trash and recycling cart sizes)

Unincorporated Lake County Senior Enrollment Form

ADDITIONAL CART(S): Should you need an additional waste (or recycling) cart, LRS will provide one at a cost of $3.11 per month, per cart.

Unincorporated Lake County residents in MORAINE, WEST DEERFIELD, VERNON, CUBA, WAUCONDA & LIBERTYVILLE TOWNSHIP will be provided with one waste and one recycling cart at no cost. These carts will be serviced on a weekly basis, and residents will have the option to choose either a 95-gallon (standard size), 65-gallon or 35-gallon cart to use for both. Extra garbage bags that won’t fit into your cart should be placed next to your cart for curbside collection.

All carts should be placed at curbside no later than 7AM on your designated service day.

 

Bulk items are items that are too large to fit into your waste cart, and weigh less than 50lbs. Residents will be allowed to put out one bulk item per week curbside at no additional charge for removal. Beyond this, a sticker will need to be affixed to each item. Carpet rolls may be no longer than 4 feet and 18 inches in diameter and mattresses or box springs must be wrapped in plastic. If an item is too large or heavy, special collection arrangements may need to be made, and additional charges may apply.

Recycling Collection

LRS is one of the country’s leading providers of waste and recycling services. As is the case with your waste service, LRS will provide Unincorporated Lake County residents with one recycling cart at no cost. Sizes are 95-gallon, 65-gallon or 35-gallon. This cart will be serviced on a weekly basis on the same day as your waste service.

All carts should be placed at curbside no later than 7AM on your designated service day.

A list of acceptable and unacceptable items is included below, and will also be heat-stamped onto each recycling cart lid. Residents may place out as many recyclable items as they wish each week for collection. Though plastic bags are not accepted, residents may mix recyclables loose in the cart or place them in brown paper bags. Recyclable materials that won’t fit into your recycling cart may also be placed at the side of the cart. We do ask that larger or bulky boxes be broken down before collection.

Accepted Recyclables

Paper

Newspaper & inserts Magazines, catalogs & phone books Computer printouts Hanging file folders (remove metal and trash it) Glossy brochures Index cards Stationery Fax paper Envelopes Junk mail Cardboard boxes Brown paper grocery bags Office paper/notebooks Pastel sticky notes Greeting cards Manila Folders Chipboard/paperboard Paperback books

  • Recyclable items must be clean
  • NO used paper plates or pizza boxes, or fluorescent paper (they contaminate the paper stream with food, dye, or plastic coating) If pizza box top is clean you can tear it off and recycle it
  • NO paper towels, tissues, or napkins, which are not recyclable because the fibers are too small to reuse (please compost them with kitchen food scraps if possible)
  • NO shredded paper – Loose shredded paper causes major sorting problems in the recycling facilities
  • NO frozen food boxes, which are made of a hybrid of paper and plastic, and are not wanted by paper mills
  • NO paper cups, which are also made of a hybrid of paper and plastic rendering them unrecyclable

Plastic Containers

Plastic bottles, Plastic tubs and Plastic jugs

  • NO plastic bags or plastic film (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags, tarps)
  • NO plastic utensils or plates (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags, tarps, cups, lids or straws)
  • NO candy wrappers, cereal bags, potato chip bags or snack bags
  • NO empty motor oil, pesticide or chemical bottles
  • NO Styrofoam, polystyrene (do not put in curbside bin)

Aluminum Cans & Foil

Aluminum cans, Aluminum foil, Pie plates & trays

Cartons

Milk, Soup, and Juice cartons & Boxes

Steel tin / cans

Food cans & lids, Metal paint cans & lids and Empty aerosol cans

  • NO utensils, propane tanks, wire hangers or small appliances

Glass Bottles & Jars

All colors are accepted

  • NO window or auto glass, bakeware, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, coffee pots or drinking glasses

Yard Waste and Food Scrap Collection

LRS will provide seasonal yard waste collection with either stickers or an annual subscription program, from the first full week in April through the second full week in December. Residents may use and place out their own 35-gallon or smaller cans with yard waste, or brown kraft bags. User-owned cans should be clearly marked as “YW,” and may not weigh more than 50lbs (this weight limit also applies to kraft paper bags). Bundles of twigs sticks and branches may not exceed 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. For our sticker program, one sticker would be required on each can, bag or bundled pile and our subscription program allows for pickup of up to 6 bags, cans or piles per week for an annual flat rate.

As part of Lake County’s new contract with LRS, residents may place organic material and food waste with the yard waste they set out for collection. Nearly 20% of all food waste ends up in landfills, so we encourage participation. There is more information on which types of food and organic material is acceptable on the below downloadable flyer.

Your yard waste service day will be on the same day as your waste and recycling.

In accordance with the Lake County website https://clean-air-lakecountyil.hub.arcgis.com/ , many of Lake County’s municipalities had already banned or restricted open burning to protect the health, safety and welfare of their residents. Regionally, Lake County had been the only county in the Chicago metro area without restrictions on burning yard waste throughout its unincorporated areas prior to the ordinance being passed in January 2022. Important aspects of Lake County’s open burning restrictions are:

  • Burning non-woody yard waste, such as leaves and grass, is prohibited.
  • Burning woody yard waste is allowed annually between Nov. 1 – March 31. Woody yard waste generally consists of sticks, branches and tree limbs.
  • Recreational wood-burning fires that are no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ if used for warming, cooking, and other recreational purposes are permitted year-round. www.clean-air-lakecountyil.hub.arcgis.com

LRS will provide a free collection of Christmas trees annually from January 2nd through the 25th. There will be a limit of one tree per home, and only live Christmas trees will be accepted curbside for collection. Trees must be organic, and free of any tinsel, garland or ornaments. Please do not place trees in plastic bags. We kindly ask for any trees over 6 feet in length to please be cut in half to ensure a safe pickup.

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals or they need to be recycled at a special location. Upon request, LRS will provide a collection of these major appliances. Residents simply need to call 844-633-3577  to schedule and pay for a white good appliance collection.

EXAMPLES OF WHITE GOODS OR APPLIANCES:
  • 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

HHW products and items are flammable, toxic, corrosive and reactive, and can pose a harmful threat to the environment, workers and equipment if not handled properly. Items like old paint, pesticides, poisons, cleaning agents, old gasoline and oil and others should not be placed out for regular waste collection. LRS strongly suggests reaching out to SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) for direction on these materials.

Billing and Invoice Options

  • LRS bills in advance on a quarterly basis every January, April, July and October.
  • Invoices will be sent to your SERVICE ADDRESS unless you provide LRS with a different mailing address.
  • Paperless Billing is available by registering online at: LRSrecycles.com/pay-bill/
  • Pay your bill or select Auto-Pay online at:Payment.LRSrecycles.com/portal/templanding/
  • Mail Payment:
LRS PO BOX 554892 Detroit, MI 48255-4892 If you need assistance, please call or e-mail our customer experience department for assistance with paperless billing, paying your bill or registering for auto-pay at 844-633-3577  or  Service@LRSrecycles.com.

Available for purchase at the following locations or over the phone for a mail order (844-NEED-LRS) – $3.11 each and orange in color:

Ace Hardware – 155 Peterson Rd – Libertyville

Jewel – 150 W Main St – Barrington

LRS Service Garage – 1350 Old Rand Rd – Wauconda

Lincolnshire Residential Waste & Recycling

Lincolnshire: Garbage, Recycling, & Curbside Composting Program

Beginning in January 2022, LRS became the exclusive service provider for the Village of Lincolnshire! We are excited to provide weekly collection services for the garbage, recycling and yard waste services.

LRS/Lincolnshire Stickers will be used for limited program customers on loose bags of trash, yard waste and bulk items.

For our unlimited program customers, there are no stickers required on extra bags of trash placed out curbside for pickup.

Lincolnshire Transition Information Brochure: Click to view or print

  • LIMITED TRASH PROGRAM WITH 35 GALLON CART – Cart for recycling in 35, 65 OR 95 GALLONS = $24.23 per month
  • LIMITED TRASH PROGRAM WITH 65 GALLON CART – Cart for recycling in 35, 65 OR 95 GALLONS = $23.17 per month
  • LIMITED TRASH PROGRAM WITH 95 GALLON CART – Cart for recycling in 35, 65 OR 95 GALLONS = $22.96 per month

UNLIMITED TRASH PROGRAM WITH 95 GALLON CART – Cart for recycling in 35, 65, or 95 gallons = $24.75 per month

For unlimited subscription residents, all garbage bags placed outside of the LRS trash cart do not require a Lincolnshire Waste Sticker per bag.

 

If you are 65 years of age or older, with verification, you may take advantage of a 10% senior discount by filling out the form at this link. – PDF of Lincolnshire Senior Form

CARTS SHOULD BE PLACED OUT NO LATER THAN 6:00 AM EVERY WEDNESDAY TO ENSURE COLLECTION. SERVICE TIMES MAY VARY.

The Village, in conjunction with LRS, is pleased to offer residents an opportunity to dispose of household goods curbside for fees, on 1 day every year. Our 2024 Clean-Up day will be held on Saturday, May 4th.

 

Commonly disposed materials include: – Small furniture such as chairs and tables – Carpet and lumber – bundled in lengths not more than four feet long by two feet wide – Construction debris – not more than one cubic yard and weighing less than 50 pounds – Plumbing fixtures – Mattresses and box springs (wrapped in plastic) – Empty water softeners- extra lose bags of trash – Small vehicle parts (under 50 lbs each) drained of any oil and/or gas.

 

All goods must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th, and must be a size manageable for one person to lift. However, appliances, electronics, household hazardous waste, and landscape waste will not be accepted by LRS.

 

Lincolnshire residents may choose from three different cart size options for residential household collection of refuse.LRS Trash Can Sizes

ADDITIONAL REFUSE GUIDELINES

Carts may be placed curbside no earlier than 9 PM the day before collection day. To ensure collection, carts must be at the curb by 6 AM on collection day.

RESIDENT OWNED CARTS OR LOOSE TRASH BAGS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS

  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip.
  • Non-LRS containers (aka garbage can) may not exceed 33-gallons, or 50 pounds when full.
  • Loose garbage bags may not exceed 30 gallons, 50 pounds and must be securely tied.
  • LRS does not collect Hazardous Waste or special waste like paint, cleaners, lawn chemicals, auto fluids, and other flammable materials. Please reach out to SWALCO for information on safe and local disposal options.

BULK ITEM(S)

Bulk items are large items that don’t fit into your LRS garbage cart or non-LRS garbage container. LRS will collect one bulk item per week for no charge.  Each additional bulk item requires one LRS Village of Lincolnshire sticker.

  • Examples of bulk items include a table, chair, mattress, bed frame, box spring, fixture, large picture or frame, toy, or carpet rolls.
  • Bulk Items must be a manageable weight for a service driver to lift into collection bucket. Please notify LRS for items exceeding 50lbs in weight or 4x4x4.
  • 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 including Walmart, Target, Ace Hardware, Lowes, Home Depot and storage facilities.
  • Construction Debris may be placed in LRS Garbage Cart, non-LRS container not to exceed 33-gallons or secured in tied bundles not to exceed 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 2 feet high.
  • Carpet Rolls must be tied in rolls not to exceed 4 feet in length, or 18 inches in diameter.
  • White Goods (washing machines, dryers…) are collected at a flat rate per item curbside, by scheduling pick-up service (see white good appliance collection section below).

A recycle cart and collection service is offered with each program option.  There is no additional charge for one recycle cart and weekly collection service.

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste.
  • There is no additional charge for the recycling service.
  • Recycle carts are available in three sizes (95-gallon, 65-gallon and 35-gallon).
  • The default recycle cart size provided for Lincolnshire homes is a 95-gallon recycle cart.
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled 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. No stickers are needed for properly prepared recycling materials placed outside of the cart. See guidelines found in “Additional Recycle Guidelines.”

ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLES

Click to print or download

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

PAPER

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 printouts, hanging file folders, pastel-colored sticky notes (no fluorescent), glossy brochures, index cards, greeting cards, stationery, 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)

STEEL/TIN CANS

  • 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

CARTONS

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

ALUMINUM CANS & FOIL

  • 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

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS

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

PLASTIC CONTAINERS

  • Leave plastic screw-top caps on empty bottles and jars
  • Empty and rinse; labels 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

ADDITIONAL RECYCLE GUIDELINES

  • All items must be placed out for collection by 6 AM on collection day.
  • LRS Recycle Carts must be used for recyclable materials. Non-LRS containers are only used for additional recyclables.

Non-LRS containers used for recycle materials must meet the following requirements:

  • Containers must have two handles or a grip
  • Recyclable materials must be contained inside the container and not exceeding capacity.
  • Recycle containers are required to have a lid.
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 33-gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard waste season is April 1st through December 15th of each year; collected on the same day of the week as garbage and recycling.
  • There is no limit to the amount of yard waste that may be placed out for collection provided it’s properly prepared and paid for in accordance with the program option selected.
  • Organic Food Scrap may be mixed with yard waste and includes bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta shells and vegetables.
  • Each landscape waste bag or non-LRS container must have one Lincolnshire Waste Sticker affixed to it for collection.
  • A subscription program will also be offered at a flat annual rate (subject to increase each year), which includes delivery and use of an LRS specific organics cart and an unlimited amount of additional materials collected each week, during the 8 and a half month season.

NON-LRS CONTAINERS (AKA GARBAGE CAN) OR LANDSCAPE WASTE BAGS USED FOR YARD WASTE MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Containers must have two handles or a grip.
  • Yard Waste must be placed inside the container and not exceed capacity.
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 33-gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard Waste bags are to be a minimum of 2-ply, biodegradable paper, not to exceed 30 gallons or 50 pounds when full.
  • Yard Waste Brush Bundles or Limbs may not exceed 4 inches long, 2 feet in diameter, and may not contain limbs greater than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Yard Waste Bundles must be tied with biodegradable twine or string.
  • Stumps or root balls should be bagged and thrown into regular garbage. For extra-large stumps or root balls, contact LRS for a special collection, or a local landscape company.
  • Christmas Tree Collection will occur during the entire month of January curbside at no charge. Trees longer than 7’ must be cut in half. Trees must be completely free of all decorations and may not be in plastic bags.

LRS/Lincolnshire Waste Stickers are used for garbage or yard waste outside of LRS cart(s), loose garbage bags, bulk items and yard waste bags or non-LRS 33-gallon containers

  • The new LRS/Lincolnshire Waste Sticker rate will be $3.16 on January 1, 2024

Waste Stickers are used for garbage or yard waste outside of LRS cart(s), loose garbage bags, bulk items, yard waste bags or personal 33-gallon containers, and more than one white good appliance.

STICKERS – SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

  • Village Hall – 1 Olde Half Day Rd.
  • Heinen’s – 2503 Waukegan Rd.
  • Sunset Foods- 825 S Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045

LRS will provide 4 (quarterly) electronic waste home collections for Lincolnshire single-family homes, every year participating in the program. There will be no charge for this added service.

 

Residents will be required to submit a request online by clicking the electronic waste button above to confirm your e-waste collection.  All requests will be accepted year round and must be submitted no later than the Thursday prior to the collection date. If a request is submitted after the deadline it will be scheduled for pickup during the following quarter.

 

LRS may provide an estimate for a special handling fee of E-Waste exceeding weight or size limitations. If you would like to inquire about an estimate, please e-mail: Service@LRSrecycles.com or call us at 844-633-3577

Quarterly Electronics Recycling Dates:

  • Saturday February 24, 2024 (Deadline to submit request : February 22, 2024)
  • Saturday May 25, 2024 (Deadline to submit request : May 24, 2024)
  • Saturday August 17, 2024 (Deadline to submit request : August 15, 2024)
  • Saturday November 16, 2024 (Deadline to submit request : November 14, 2024)

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

ACCEPTED E-WASTE

  • 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 Machines
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small Scale Servers
  • TV’s and Monitors
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Video Game Consoles

Auto-pay and paperless billing will need to be established new with LRS.  This cannot be done until after you receive your first invoice by mail. Instructions will be provided with your first LRS invoice. LRS bills in advance on a quarterly basis every January, April, July and October.

  • Invoices will be sent to your SERVICE ADDRESS unless you provide LRS with a different mailing address.
  • Paperless Billing is available by registering online at LRSrecycles.com/pay-bill

If you need assistance, please call or e-mail LRS Customer Service for assistance with paperless billing, paying your bill or registering for auto-pay at 844-633-3577 or Service@LRSrecycles.com.

Some appliances require special handling as they may contain harmful chemicals or they need to be recycled at a special location. Call 844-633-3577 or E-mail LRS Customer Service at Service@LRSrecycles.com to schedule a white good collection. LRS will collect one white good appliance per week at an agreed upon flat rate prescheduled with customer service.

EXAMPLES OF WHITE GOODS OR APPLIANCES:

  • 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

JULY 20, 2024 – 9 AM UNTIL NOON AT VILLAGE HALL

LRS will provide fall leaf collection to the community between the dates of 10/21/24 – 11/29/24. Further information can be found on the Village’s website each fall.

 

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