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Unincorporated Blackberry Township Residential Garbage, Recycling and Yard-Waste Collection Program

LRS provides Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents including bi-annual electronic waste recycling and disposal, organic food scrap compost service, leaf collection program, portable restrooms, and large, open top construction style containers. We are proud to be a partner in your community!

 

For more information on the required number of stickers or scheduling collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below.

Unincorporated Blackberry Township Information BrochureClick to view or print

 

Collection day for Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents will fall on Monday through Friday. LRS has teams on the roads starting at 6am till 7pm on the designated service day. Please have all items to the curb by 6am to ensure service. All garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected on your scheduled service day. Service times are subject to change and are not guaranteed.

 

Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents may select between three program options for garbage collection. Program options include a three-cart program, two cart program and a one cart program. For more information on the program(s) offered, please read below.

 

PICK UP DAY MAP  

 

Three Cart Program

Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents would get the opportunity to choose to have either a 65-gallon trash container or a 95-gallon trash container. This would also include a recycling container and a yard waste container that we offer 65-gallon in or 95-gallon containers.

 

Two Cart Program

Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents can choose from having a trash container and a recycling container delivered to their residency to be serviced one time a week. Residents can choose from having a 65-gallon container or 95-gallon containers for trash and recycling services.

 

One Cart Program

Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents may also choose to have a sticker-based service. This would require a personal non-LRS owned container to be used for trash services. The personal container would need to be 35-gallon or less with two handles and cannot weigh more than 50lbs when full. The personal container would need to have a waste sticker attached to it for the team to service. Recycling containers will be provided and may be chosen from a 65-gallon or a 95-gallon container.

 

Cart Program

 

 

Monthly Program Rates

The three cart and two cart programs require a Mill Creek/Unincorporated Blackberry Township Waste Sticker for garbage and yard waste placed outside of the LRS containers.

  • 3 CARTS – Cart for recyclables, garbage & yard waste = $20.60/MO
  • 2 CARTS – Cart for recyclables & garbage, stickers required for yard waste = $17.60/MO
  • 1 CART – Cart for recyclables only – Must pay for each bag and container of garbage/yard waste

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Each household can choose from either a 65 gallon or a 95 gallon recycling container. Recycling is serviced on the same day as trash and on a one truck pass. The same truck that services your trash, has a split body to collect recyclables as well. Additional recycling carts are available upon request to customer service. Contact LRS customer service for more information or with questions regarding recycling.

 

  • Recyclables are collected on the same day of the week as the garbage and yard waste
  • You are to use the LRS issued cart first for recycled materials
  • 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
  • LRS suggests using a cardboard box as a makeshift bin and placing all broken down materials in the ‘bin’ if needed
  • 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
  • Shredded paper is not considered recyclable material, please contact the customer service department for further disposal options
  • Rental recycling bins are available upon request to customer service

 

 

Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through December 16th on the same day as garbage and recyclables. LRS also allows organic food scraps to be mixed into yard waste during the season.

 

Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents can have their yard waste removed with one sticker attached to each loose Kraft bag or personal container. The personal container would need to have 2 handles and be 35 gallon in capacity of less and labeled as Yard Waste. Each bag and personal container would need to be under 50lbs in weight to be serviced by the driver.

 

What is Considered Yard Waste?

 

Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter not exceeding 4’ in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.

 

What are considered acceptable food scraps?

 

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

 

Approved yard waste containers and bags

 

  • 2-ply, biodegradable yard waste bags or personal containers placed out for collection on the service day.
  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip
  • Garbage must be contained and fit inside the container when full
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 35-gallons
  • Personal cans/containers labeled YARD WASTE and weighing less than 50lbs when full.
  • Brush and branches must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string (no metal). Each bundle must be no longer than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.
  • Individual branches must be no larger than 2” in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.
  • 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

LRS will be picking up live Christmas trees for the first two weeks of January.  Residents must set trees out curbside with their trash and recycling on their regular day of service. Any Christmas trees that needed to be removed after two weeks would need to have on sticker attached to have it serviced.

 

  • Live Christmas trees will be collected on residents’ garbage collection day.
  • No refuse sticker is needed through the first two weeks of January.
  • After the first two weeks in January, each tree would need one sticker attached.
  • Please remove all hard materials from the tree prior to disposal, including ornaments, nails, stands, etc.
  • All wreaths and roping must be included with normal trash on residents’ normal collection day

 

Residents must place the trees outside with their trash no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled refuse pickup day. To ensure the timeliness and integrity of the schedule, LRS crews will not return for special pickups. Once a street has been completed, trees will not be collected until the following week.

WASTE STICKERS ARE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 
 
  • Rate is $2.89 with a yearly increase on November 1st
  • Garbage or yard waste outside of LRS cart
  • Each approved loose garbage bag or non-LRS (personally owned) container
  • More than one Bulk item(s)
  • Each approved yard waste bag or non-LRS (personally owned) container
  • More than one Appliance

 

Waste Sticker Available Retail Locations:

 

  • Jewel – 2073 Prairie Street – St. Charles

  • Jewel – 119 S Randall Rd, Batavia

  • Meijer – 855 S Randall Rd – St. Charles

  • Mill Creek Market – 39W250 Herrington Blvd, Geneva

Bulk items (that do not fit into your garbage cart) are collected loose, on your regular day of service. Residents can have one free bulk item removed each service day. Anything additional would need to be prescheduled and prepaid to have it removed. If an item exceeds 50lbs, or does not fit in the trash cart, residents need to call LRS to schedule a special pickup. If a bulk item is considered hazardous, unacceptable for landfills or deemed unacceptable to take as garbage, the item(s) will not be taken.

 

Mattresses and box/bed springs must be enclosed in a plastic mattress cover and taped securely shut. Plastic mattress covers may be purchased at retail outlets such as Walmart, Lowes, Menards, Home Depot and storage unit facilities. Packaging wrap or trash bags cut up and taped around to cover a mattress or box spring are also acceptable options.

 

Each bulk item is required to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) are items that are banned from the landfill (cannot go into the regular garbage).

LRS provides home collection of E-Waste for Unincorporated Blackberry Township residents that have LRS waste and recycling collection. This service provides a more convenient and simple way to responsibly manage electronics that are banned from the landfill. Scheduling items to be removed will take place bi-annually with no charge.

Residents will be requiring submitting a request online (on this webpage) to receive an E-Waste collection. Requests will be accepted beginning one month before each event and must be submitted the Thursday by 5pm prior to collection week.

  • Seven (7) item limit including only one (1) TV and/or (1) Monitor
  • TV’s may not exceed 60” (inches) or 100 pounds

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

 

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

 

FUTURE COLLECTION DATES

2024 | MARCH 4-6 / OCTOBER 7-9


2025 | MARCH 3-5 / OCTOBER 6-8


2026 | MARCH 2-4 / OCTOBER 5-7

According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that are highly toxic or 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 Kane County.

 

For curbside service though Kane County, enrollment entitles residents to one free home pick up of HHW per household per year. Service must be booked directly with Kane County’s HHW service provider. Please see this page for details and the most up to date information:  Pages – Kane County Recycles – Household Hazardous Waste (countyofkane.org)

 

Below is also a list of nearby drop-off facilities for HHW:

 

  • Naperville, 156 Fort Hill Drive (immediately North of Naperville Public Works),

 

Hours:  Saturdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sundays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Phone: 630-420-6095

 

www.naperville.il.us/hhw.aspx

 

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
  • Household 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

“White Goods” are appliances that contain CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers etc). These items will be taken but will need to be free of the above referenced material and required to be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS customer service.

 

Examples of White Goods or Appliances

 

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top & 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

Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for any items you are unsure about. Please include your address and as much detail regarding the item(s) as possible. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS provides special pick-ups or special collections for large amounts of garbage from a move out, flooded basement or large clean out(s). 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.

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.

  •  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 and online account can be found below
  • Mail payments to:

LRS

PO Box 554884

Detroit, MI 48255-4892

 

ONLINE PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Once you receive your first LRS invoice, you may create an online account through the LRS online payment portal. Through this portal, you can submit payments, register for auto-pay, and view account detail and payment history.

Directions:

  1. Click green PAYBILL link (top right-hand corner of this page)
  2. Select Illinois
  3. Scroll to “ALL OTHER RESIDENTIAL LOCATIONS CLICK HERE
  4. Select “I’m New. I need to Create my Account”
  5. Fill out all requested information. The Customer/Account Number, Invoice Number, and Invoice Total is shown on your invoice

 

Auto Payment

LRS accounts previously set up with auto-pay before the new contract, will need to be re-registered as it will not transfer over to your new account. This can be done securely through the convenient payment portal or call LRS at 844.633.3577.

 

Auto-pay ensures payments are applied accurately and in real time.

 

For questions, please email us at Service@LRSrecycles.com or call us at 844.NEED.LRS

New Years Day                              Independence Day                                      Christmas Day

 

Memorial Day                                Thanksgiving Day                                        Labor Day

 

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.

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.

Geneva Residential Waste & Recycling

City of Geneva

LRS began serving as the city’s official residential hauler for waste, recycling and organics on July 1, 2018. We are excited to continue providing Geneva residents with the Midwest’s best and most reliable hauling services.

 

FYI, the existing blue refuse stickers with an expiration date of June 30, 2023 will be valid through the month of July 2023 as part of the new contract

Weekly Pickups

Garbage is collected on Thursday or Friday of each week depending on the location of the residence. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed at the curb between 7 p.m. the previous night and 6 a.m. the day of collection.

 

Residents can dispose of their trash with a “pay as you throw” user base model using waste stickers or subscribe to an LRS garbage cart that carries a monthly charge.

 

New to Geneva? Start your garbage service by contacting LRS’ customer experience center.

 

Please note, the City’s garbage contract does not apply to residents of the Mill Creek subdivision, which is unincorporated. Please call Kane County regarding garbage questions.

Stickers

Residents choosing the “pay as you throw” option must place one waste sticker on each bag or trash can. Please note, cans must be limited to 32 gallons or 50 pounds. Items over 50 pounds may need to be scheduled for removal.

 

Stickers placed on trash cans must be visible from the street and looped around the handles for the LRS driver to easily rip off. Customers risk not having their garbage picked up if they affix stickers flatly onto a garbage can or lid.

 

Sticker prices and retail locations are available online. Residents also can purchase the stickers in sheets online via the City’s website.

 

Yard waste and bulk items also require waste stickers.

 

FYI, the existing blue refuse stickers with an expiration date of June 30, 2023 will be valid through the month of July 2023 as part of the new contract.

LRS Garbage Carts

Residents can choose to dispose of their trash with a garbage cart issued from LRS. Carts come in 35, 65 or 95-gallon sizes, all of which carry a monthly subscription charge. No refuse stickers are necessary when utilizing the carts.

20-Gallon Waste Bags

Residents also have the option of purchasing 20-gallon waste bags that are sold in rolls of 10 at select locations. See garbage rates for price details.

 

Non-LRS Resident Owned Containers

Garbage, receptacles, containers, boxes, plastic bags and individual item guide:

  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip
  • Garbage must be contained and fit inside the container when full
  • Non-LRS containers may not exceed 33-gallons
  • Loose garbage bags may not exceed 33-gallons, and must be securely tied
  • Bags and containers may not exceed 50lbs when full
  • Service includes one (1) 35, 65 or 95 gallon cart with wheels and a flip-top lid.
  • LRS provides each home with unlimited collection of recyclables (so long as they are properly contained).
  • Contact Customer Service by calling 844.633.3577 to request a different size cart or rent an additional cart.
  • Recyclables are collected on the same day as garbage and yard waste (in season).
  • Use the LRS cart for recyclable materials.
  • For any extra recyclables placed out for collection, mark as RECYCLE so the driver can clearly see it.
  • Plastic bags and film will NOT be collected in the recycle cart.

Yard waste will be picked up on people’s scheduled garbage collection day beginning in April through Nov. 30. Yard waste should be placed in a Kraft brown paper bag, which may not weigh more than 50 pounds, and set out with the trash. A waste sticker will need to be affixed to each bag.

 

During the third and fourth full weeks in March, residents can dispose of yard waste for free. No stickers are required. While LRS strongly prefers the use of yard waste bags, residents who pay for a designated LRS yard waste cart also can use that cart during the free collection period.

 

Both the City’s yard waste and curbside leaf collection programs wrap up at the end of November. However, residents with leaves on the ground can take advantage of the leaf bag program during December.

 

Yard Waste Carts

LRS also does offer an optional 65-gallon yard waste cart to residents for a monthly fee. Call the company’s customer service number to have a cart delivered to your home.

 

Geneva residents are also able to combine food scraps with their yard waste from April through November. Food scraps cannot be combined with yard waste during the free collection in March. Learn more about how LRS’ food scrap program.

 

What is Considered Yard Waste?

Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter not exceeding 4’ in length, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.

 

What are considered acceptable food scraps?

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

 

Approved yard waste containers and bags

  • 2-ply, biodegradable yard waste bags or personal containers placed out for collection on the service day.
  • Personal cans/containers labeled YARD WASTE and weighing less than 50lbs when full.
  • Brush and branches must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string (no metal). Each bundle must be no longer than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.
  • Individual branches must be no larger than 2” in diameter, weighing no more than 50lbs.

 

Christmas Trees

LRS will be picking up live Christmas trees during the first 2 weeks of every January. Residents must set trees out curbside with their trash and recycling on their regular day of service · Live Christmas trees will be collected on residents’ garbage collection day. · No refuse sticker is needed during this period. Residents must place the trees outside with their trash no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled refuse pickup day. To ensure the timeliness and integrity of the schedule, LRS crews will not return for special pickups. Once a street has been completed, trees will not be collected until the following week. *Garbage pickup delayed one day later than normal the week of Jan. 2 due to New Year’s Day holiday. OTHER IMPORTANT INFO · Trees discarded after the first two weeks of January will require one Geneva refuse sticker. · Please remove all hard materials from the tree prior to disposal, including ornaments, nails, stands, etc. · All wreaths and roping must be included with normal trash on residents’ normal collection day

Bulk items are objects that are too large to fit into a garbage cart or can. Each bulk item will require one waste sticker.

 

Carpet rolls must be no longer than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter.

 

If a bulk item is deemed hazardous, unacceptable for landfills, or weighs more than 50 pounds, that item will not be taken by the waste hauler. Please schedule a special pickup with LRS for these types of items.

 

White Goods

“White Goods” are appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc. that are containing CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches, or other hazardous components. These items will require one sticker per item. White goods will usually be collected separately by a box truck at the end of the day.

 

Mattresses

Residents must wrap or enclose an old mattress in plastic and set it out at the curb on their normal garbage day. An unwrapped mattress will not be collected by LRS. One refuse sticker will be required per item for disposal.

 

Do It Yourself Construction

Home remodeling debris that 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 call LRS and schedule service for these items. Costs will be assessed by the yard.

Geneva residents can dispose of old or unwanted electronics during their normal garbage day each week. Residents must tag each item or bundle the devices with the appropriate number of waste stickers. The required number of stickers will remain constant throughout the five-year contract with LRS.

 

Electronics recycling includes, but is not limited to, computers, monitors, televisions, printers, keyboards, fax machines, VCRs, portable digital music players, DVD players, video game consoles, computer mice, scanners, digital TV converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, and small-scale servers.

Cost Breakdown

 

ItemSizeRequired Refuse Stickers
TVs and MonitorsAny size15 stickers per item
Bundles of E-WasteSmall box, under 50 lbs5 stickers per box
Individual ItemAny size1 sticker per item

Curbside Collection Service

Residents can schedule a curbside pickup online with Clean Harbors Environmental Services or by calling 866-466-5060. Clean Harbors is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

 

After scheduling an appointment, a customer service representative will provide instructions on how to package the household materials for pickup.

 

Residents can schedule one home collection per year to dispose of automotive fluids, pesticides, household cleaning chemicals, fertilizers, latex paint, and more. A full list of accepted items is available online. There is a 70-pound weight limit per collection.

 

The program is for residential customers only, and no business materials will be collected.

 

Geneva has partnered with Kane County, which will be administering the program. More program information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.

 

Batteries

Household batteries can be safely recycled during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) at the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

 

Drop-off Center

The Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off is one of four statewide locations with funding from the EPA (the others are Lake County, Chicago and Rockford). The facility is currently funded in partnership by the Illinois EPA, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County and the Cities of Aurora and Naperville.

Location: 156 Fort Hill Drive, just north of the Naperville Public Works Department located at Fort Hill Drive and Jefferson Avenue
Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday (except holidays)
Contact: Naperville Public Works (weekdays) at 630-420-6095 for inquiries
Website: City of Naperville

“White Goods” are appliances that contain CFC, HCFC, PCBs, mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, air conditioners, humidifiers etc). These items will be taken but need to be free of the above referenced material. LRS will collect one “white good” or appliance per week with a sticker attached. Prescheduling to LRS Customer Service is required. Any additional items requested to be serviced on the same day must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS. 

 

Examples of White Goods or Appliances

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top & 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

Contact LRS at 844.633.3577 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Service@LRSrecycles.com for any items you are unsure about. Please include your address and as much detail regarding the item(s) as possible. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS provides special pick-ups or special collections for large amounts of garbage from a move out, flooded basement or large clean out(s). 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.

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

Residents also have the option of ordering a construction style, open top (roll-off) dumpster from LRS. Click Here to learn more about having an open top dumpster delivered.

 

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 LRS can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.

New Years Day                              Independence Day                                      Christmas Day

Memorial Day                                Thanksgiving Day                                        Labor Day

 

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.

For more information, questions and to arrange 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.

Recycling & Organics Guides

Mill Creek Residential Waste & Recycling

Mill Creek: Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste Collection Program

Beginning in November 2021, LRS will be the new exclusive service provider for the Mill Creek Community!  We look forward to providing weekly collection services for the garbage, recycling and yard waste services.

Pick-up days will be Wednesday and Thursday beginning the first week of November 2021.

Services will remain the same with lower rates and some newly added service options for recycling unwanted electronics that cannot be put in the garbage.

NEW LOWER SUBSCRIPTION RATES 

Effective November 1, 2021, Mill Creek subscription rates are less! All program options shown below include a recycle cart and weekly recycle service.  LRS Mill Creek Waste Stickers must be used for garbage and yard waste placed outside of LRS carts.

If you choose the 1 Cart Program, waste stickers must be used for garbage and yard waste.

Mill Creek Transition Information Brochure: Click to view or print

 

  • 3 CART PROGRAM – Cart for recycling, garbage and yard waste = $20.60 per month
  • 2 CART PROGRAM – Cart for recycling and garbage, need to buy stickers for yard waste = $17.60 per month
  • 1 CART PROGRAM – Cart for recycling included, waste sticker program for garbage and yard waste
NEW COLLECTION DAYS

 

Beginning the first week of November 2021, Mill Creek will be serviced on Wednesday and Thursday. All materials (trash, recycling, yard waste) will be collected on one day in any given area. See map for your service day.

SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:00 AM & SERVICE TIMES WILL VARY

Please have all items to the curb no later than 6:00 A.M. to ensure collection. Service times vary and are not guaranteed.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LRS CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM

You can contact LRS by calling the local customer service team 844-633-3577 or emailing the team at Service@LRSrecycles.com.

 
Mill Creek Waste Map

Mill Creek residents may choose from three different options for residential household collection of refuse. In order to receive any other service offered with this program, you must select from one of the following three service options:

THREE CART PROGRAM

RECYCLE, GARBAGE & YARD WASTE CARTS

Includes three carts: one 65-gallon recycling cart, one 95-gallon garbage cart, and one 65 or 95-gallon yard waste cart for a flat monthly rate billed quarterly, in advance of the service. One Mill Creek Waste Sticker is required for each garbage or yard waste bags or containers (each) in excess of the LRS carts provided.

TWO CART PROGRAM

RECYCLE & GARBAGE CART

Includes one 65-gallon recycling cart and one 95-gallon trash cart for a flat monthly rate billed quarterly, in advance of service. One Mill Creek Waste Sticker is required for each yard waste bag and any bag or container in excess of the LRS carts provided.

ONE CART PROGRAM

RECYCLE CART

Includes one 65-gallon recycling cart (no monthly charge). One Mill Creek Waste Sticker is required for each garbage or yard waste bag or container placed out for collection.

ADDITIONAL REFUSE GUIDELINES

All items need to be placed out for collection by 6 AM on collection day to ensure collection.

NON-LRS CONTAINERS OR LOOSE BAGS USED FOR GARBAGE MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  • Non-LRS containers must have two handles or a grip.
  • Garbage must be contained and fit inside the container when full.
  • 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, like paint, cleaners, lawn chemicals, auto fluids, and other flammable materials. These can be collected from your home via a special free program offered by Kane County for Mill Creek residents. Please click here for more information on how to schedule a pickup.

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 Mill Creek Waste 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 such as 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, like washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers are collected free of charge (limit is one per week) by making an appointment; see White Good Appliance Collection section below.

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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 Mill Creek homes is a 65-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

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    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 print outs, 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; 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
    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 & FOOD SCRAP COLLECTION

  • 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 Mill Creek Waste Sticker affixed to it for collection.
ADDITIONAL YARD WASTE & FOOD SCRAP ORGANICS GUIDELINES
  • All items must be placed out for collection by 6 AM on collection day.
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 contained inside the container and not exceeding 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 feet 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 the first two (2) FULL weeks of January 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.

MILL CREEK WASTE STICKERS

 

Mill Creek 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 Mill Creek Waste Sticker rate will be $2.89 until October 31, 2024.
  • Sticker rates increase every year on November 1st.

 

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

 
STICKERS – SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
  • Jewel – 2073 Prairie Street – St. Charles
  • Jewel – 119 S Randall Rd., Batavia
  • Meijer – 855 S. Randall Rd – St. Charles
  • Mill Creek Market – 39W250 Herrington Blvd, Geneva

E-WASTE HOME COLLECTION EVENTS IN MARCH & OCTOBER

Beginning in 2022, LRS will provide two electronic waste home collections for Mill Creek homes participating in the program. There will be no charge for this added service.


The event will take place on your regular day of collection the first full week of March and the first full week of October, every year.


FUTURE COLLECTION DATES

2024 MARCH 6-7 / OCTOBER 9-10


2025 MARCH 5-6 / OCTOBER 8-9


2026 MARCH 4-5 / OCTOBER 7-8


Residents will be required to submit a request online (on this webpage) to receive an e-waste collection.  Requests will be accepted beginning one month before each event and must be submitted the Friday by 5:00 p.m. prior to collection week.


  • Seven (7) item limit including only one (1) TV or (1) Monitor
  • Tube TV’s may not exceed 40” (inches) or 100 pounds
  • Flat Screen TV’s may not exceed 48”(inches) or 100 pounds

LRS may provide an estimate for a special handling fee of E-Waste exceeding limitations. If you would like to inquire on an estimate, please e-mail: Service@LRSrecycles.com or call LRS Customer Service.

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

WHITE GOOD APPLIANCE COLLECTION

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 white good collection. LRS will collect one white good appliance per week for no charge.

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

According to the EPA, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are products that are highly toxic or 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 Kane County.

For curbside service though Kane County, enrollment entitles residents to one free home pick up of HHW per household per year. Service must be booked directly with Kane County’s HHW service provider. Please see this page for details and the most up to date information:  Pages – Kane County Recycles – Household Hazardous Waste (countyofkane.org)

Below is also a list of nearby drop-off facilities for HHW: 

  • Naperville, 156 Fort Hill Drive (immediately North of Naperville Public Works),

Hours:  Saturdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sundays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Phone: 630-420-6095

www.naperville.il.us/hhw.aspx

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

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