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Unincorporated McHenry Township, Pistakee Highlands & Unincorporated Wonder Lake in Greenwood Township

Unincorporated McHenry Township, Pistakee Highlands & Unincorporated Wonder Lake in Greenwood Township, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program

LRS provides Unincorporated McHenry Township, Pistakee Highlands & Unincorporated Wonder Lake in Greenwood Township residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. This program is to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in our neighborhoods and ensure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. LRS offers many other services for unincorporated residents including organic food scrap compost service, electronic waste curbside service, portable restrooms and large and open top construction style containers.  We are proud to be a partner in your community!

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

LRS provides Unincorporated McHenry Township, Pistakee Highlands & Unincorporated Wonder Lake in Greenwood Township residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. This program is to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in our neighborhoods and ensure that waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. LRS offers many other services for unincorporated residents including organic food scrap compost service, electronic waste curbside service, portable restrooms and large and open top construction style containers.  We are proud to be a partner in your community!

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

To find out if your home is located within the franchised service area please see the attached map

Clarendon Hills Residential Waste & Recycling
All residents will have access to refuse collection, with their choice in size of refuse toter, as well as recycle collection with a 95-gallon recycle cart, and yard waste collection. Household refuse, recycle and yard waste will be collected after 7:00 AM on your scheduled service day. Please have all items placed out for collection the night before.  Please keep in mind, separate trucks pick up refuse, recycle and yard waste, so these materials may be collected at different times of the day. Residents paying “by-the-bag” for their refuse collection must pay an additional fee per quarter for recycle and yard waste collection. Please see “by-the-bag refuse stickers” section for more information on where to purchase stickers.



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Unincorporated Wonder Lake in Greenwood Township refuse sticker is yellow for trash and orange for yard waste used for non-LRS personal owned containers with garbage, garbage placed outside of the LRS carts or loose bags of garbage or yard waste.

Waste Sticker Rate = $3.30 each

Stickers may be purchased through mail by contacting customer service or at the locations listed below.

Village Market: 3410 Thompson Rd, Wonder Lake

Residents may also prepay direct to customer service for any loose bags of trash per bag. Please contact 844.633.3577 to do so.

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in 65-gallon or 95-gallon sizes. 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
  • You are to use the LRS or Lakes issued cart first for recycled materials
  • 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
  • All recyclables should be clean, dry free of food and plastic
  • Rental recycling bins are available upon request
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Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through the 2nd week of December 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.

 

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 two feet 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

Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft bags or plastic cans no larger than 35 gallons in size. Each yard waste bag, can, or bundle should not exceed 50 lbs. Tree limbs, branches or brush must be bundled with twine, and should not exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter, with individual branches not exceeding 3 inches in diameter.

If you use cans for your landscape waste instead of Kraft bags, please clearly mark (paint) the cans containing yard waste. You can either label the can with a large “X” or “YARD WASTE”. This will help identify the yard waste to the drivers, so your pickup is not inadvertently missed. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

 

Loose Leaf Collection

Loose leaf collection will occur three times annually, once during the spring, October, and November. Leaves must be at the curb by 6AM on Monday.

 

Christmas Trees

LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees for the first two weeks after Christmas.

  • 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).

 

Curbside Collection

LRS will provide curbside collection for electronic waste with prepayment and prescheduling to LRS.

 

E-Waste Drop-Off

LRS also encourages residents to utilize the free drop-off locations near you. Please visit the attached links to learn more about secure drop-off locations for your items. 2022 Green Guide | Mchenry County Recycling Directory

 

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 located on page 3 of the attached link.

 

2022 Green Guide | Mchenry County Recycling Directory

 

Examples of HHW:

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

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

 

Examples of Appliances or White Goods:

Air Conditioner | Clothes Dryer | Cook Top and Cooking Plate | Cooker or Bakers Oven | Dishwasher | Drying Cabinet | Freezer | Kitchen Stove or Oven Range | Microwave Oven | Refrigerator or Refrigeration Equipment | Washing Machine | Water Heater

 

Scheduling Removal of Appliances & White Goods

All appliances/white goods must be prescheduled 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.

DIY Construction

Home remodeling waste includes, but is not limited to drywall, plywood, paneling, lumber, doors, windows, cabinets, porcelain fixtures, sod, fencing, concrete, or rocks will require special pickups. Residents will need to schedule service for these items and call to receive instructions on how to best prepare them for collection. Estimates will be provided, and items will be charged by the yard.

 

Dumpster Services

LRS has expanded our temporary services division to create an easier customer experience. These temporary services include portable restroom rental and dumpster roll-offs of all sizes to contain your construction debris.

Contact us today to discover all the ways Lakeshore can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.

Please dial 844.633.3577 (ext 1) for more information.

  • 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:

LRS

PO BOX 554884

Detroit, MI  48255-4884

 

Paperless Invoicing

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

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.

Union

60180

Union Residential Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Program

LRS provides Union with services for garbage, recycling, and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Union residents including community wide clean up events, electronic waste services, organic food scrap compost service, 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 scheduling collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below.

Friday is the service day in Union. All garbage, recycling and yard waste should be curbside by 6am on the collection day. Service times are subject to change.

 

Garbage collection is unlimited. Residents will be provided one (1) 95-gallon garbage cart and may use personal containers for any extra garbage that does not fit inside the LRS issued cart. Non-LRS containers may not exceed 35-gallons or 50lbs when full. Resident owned containers must also be watertight and have two (2) handles. LRS is not responsible for damage to personal carts as they are not compatible with our equipment. Loose bags can be placed out however, they must not exceed 30 gallons and 50lbs per bag.

 

A Senior Service option is also available for Village of Union residents ages 65 and older. This program option includes one (1) 35-gallon garbage cart, and collection is limited to the items placed inside the cart. You must send in valid proof of age to participate in this program option.

 

Please note garbage mixed with yard waste, leaves or organic material will not be collected, as this material is not permitted in State of Illinois Landfills.

 

Residents may request an additional garbage cart for a small monthly fee. Please contact LRS to do so.

 

Any requests for changes in services should be communicated to LRS customer service.

Phone: 844.633.3577

Email: Service@LRSrecycles.com

LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. 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

Examples of Recyclables

Paper | Steel & Tin Cans | Aluminum Cans & Foil | Cartons | Glass Bottles & Jars | Plastic Containers

 

For additional recycling guidelines please visit lrsrecycles.com/recycling-101/ 

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

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

What are unacceptable 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 and bags

Residents can elect to use biodegradable kraft bags or personal containers labeled yard waste. Containers must be 35-gallons or smaller, 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, with no individual branch being greater than 2” in diameter and weighing no more than 50lbs. One sticker must be attached to any personal non-LRS container, bag or bundle.

 

95-gallon yard waste bins are available for a small monthly rental fee. Please contact LRS to do so.

Leaf Collection Program

Three times per year, LRS will provide leaf vacuuming services to Village of Union Residents. Residents who elect to participate in the leaf vacuuming program should rake loose leaves to curb/street side. Any leaves in ditches or farther than 3’ from street and not at least 3’ from obstructions will not be collected.

 

Please contact customer service to inquire about upcoming dates for leaf vacuuming.

Christmas Trees

LRS will provide a special collection for Christmas trees at no charge during the first two weeks in January. If you require collection after, prepayment and prescheduling is required.

  • 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 in plastic bags will NOT be included in this special collection

One (1) Yard Waste Service Sticker should be affixed to each kraft bag, container or bundle placed out for collection. The stickers are available for purchase at the following locations:

 

  • LRS: 1350 N Old Rand Road – Wauconda
  • Union Village Hall: 17703 Ocock Rd – Union

“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, unacceptable for landfills or weighs more than 50lbs, that item will not be taken. Please schedule a special pickup with LRS for these types of items. Any additional bulk items requested to be serviced on the same day must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS.

 

Examples of a bulk or large item exceeding the capacity of the LRS refuse (garbage) includes the following; bed frame, box spring (bed), bicycle, chair, love seat/sofa, one part of sectional couch, mattress, frame or wall picture, or a toy. 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 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, sofa sleeper (couch with pull out bed), large entertainment center, and construction debris are considered a Special Refuse Collection.

 

Call LRS if you are not sure 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 or E-Scrap) is banned from the landfill (cannot go in the regular garbage).

 

LRS provides annual home collection of E-Waste for Union residents that have LRS waste and recycling collection. This service provides a more convenient way to responsibly manage electronics that are banned from the landfill. There is no charge for this service, though there is a limit of 5 items and up to 1 TV or monitor. Please contact LRS customer service for the most up to date information on curbside e-waste dates. In addition, residents are encouraged to utilize the free drop-off location located at 1350 N Old Rand Road, Wauconda, IL.

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 

LRS Customers and Union residents have the option of utilizing LRS free drop-off for the materials below:

Accepted materials:

  • Shoes
  • Electronics (limited to 1 tv or monitor drop-off per year per household)
  • Food Scraps

Drop off location: 1350 N Old Rand Rd. Wauconda, IL 60084

Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday closed

*For medical waste: Call SWALCO at 847-336-9340 for more info.

“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 are required to be prescheduled. LRS will collect one “white good” or appliance per week at no charge. Any additional items requested to be serviced on the same day must be prescheduled and prepaid to LRS.

Examples of Appliances and White Goods

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 and will require a special pickup. 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 LRS 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 48255-4884

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.