Avon Township Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program
LRS provides Avon Township residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Avon residents including organic food scrap compost service, electronic waste drop-off, 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.
Tuesday-Thursday are the service days in Avon Township. Please contact customer service to confirm your service day. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected between the times of 6AM and 7PM on your collection day. Service times are subject to change.
Residents are allowed to place an unlimited amount of garbage at the curb each week, so long as it’s properly prepared and placed inside the cart or approved refuse container. Please do not place loose plastic grocery bags or paper in the cart, as they tend to fly out of the cart as it’s emptied into the truck.
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.
LRS offers additional garbage and recycle carts for households who frequently generate more waste materials from the home.
LRS provides carts in the 95-gallon size. If you would like to inquire about anything cart related, please email Service@LRSRecycles.com or call 844-NEED-LRS and any of our service representatives would be happy to assist.
LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in the 65-gallon size. Additional carts are available upon request to customer service. 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
- Each home will automatically receive a 65-gallon cart for recyclables
- 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
- Rental recycling bins are available upon request
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. Each home will be provided with a 65-gallon cart for yard waste.
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 two inches (2”) in diameter, 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
Each home will be provided with a 65-gallon cart for yard waste. Anything outside of the container is required to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS.
For anything outside of the LRS container:
- Landscape waste must be placed in approved bags or open garbage cans not larger than 32-gallon capacity. Containers or bags should not exceed 50 pounds.
- Bundled brush/landscape waste must not exceed 4 feet in length 3 inches in diameter and bundled with biodegradable twine or string, not to exceed 50 pounds.
LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees from January 2nd– January 25th.
- 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) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go in your normal trash). The items below are not included in your curbside collection and need to be taken to a drop-off location. Avon Township will have a secure location for residents to drop materials off located at:
433 E Washington St, Round Lake Park il 60073
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
- 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 and prepaid 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.
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.
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.
- LRS bills quarterly in advance
- Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner
- Invoices will be mailed to the service address unless another address is provided
- E-mail billing and auto-pay options are available
- Residents will be able to create an online account once they have an open LRS invoice
- Instructions on how to enroll in auto pay and create an online account can be found below
- Mail payments to:
PO BOX 554884
Detroit, MI 48255-4884
Residents may elect to receive paperless invoicing by registering online. Go to our Pay Bill link and scroll to “Sign up for Paperless Billing” to enroll today!
Auto Payment Option
LRS offers an auto-pay option for residents to pay their bill. If you would like to elect for auto pay, you may do so by clicking here to the online portal and either logging in or creating an account.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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)
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.
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.
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 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
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
- Drying Cabinet
- 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: