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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.

 

Recycling & Organics Guides