City of La Salle Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Program
Effective January 30th, 2023, garbage and recycling will be collected Monday-Thursday in La Salle. Please reference the map below to confirm your collection day. Garbage will be collected weekly and recycling bi-weekly. NOTE: Your service day may have changed from the previous hauler. Service times may vary. Please have all materials placed curbside by 6AM to ensure collection.
LRS is an Illinois based company with a local operation established nearby in Atkinson, and a call center located in Monmouth! Under the City’s new contract with LRS, residents will see new service enhancements. Please click on the tabs below for more service information.
Important Service Transition Information
The new service with LRS will start on Jan 30th, 2023. However, LRS will start delivering waste carts on January 23rd, 2023. These carts will be placed curbside close to where your address will receive future services from LRS. You may place the LRS carts out for collection on your first service day. Please see the map for your service day. Some residents may see a change in collection day.
LRS has partnered with the City to enhance the current collection and provide a cart for every resident. LRS will only provide collection for the LRS branded carts that are provided under this new program. If you would like to throw away your personal container. Please place a note on it that states, “PLEASE THROW AWAY THIS CONTAINER.” A note must be left on the container for the driver to throw away your personal property.
The current hauler will continue to provide collection through January 27th. After they collect your trash, a separate truck will pick up any existing carts on the same day, so please leave those carts at the curb until they are collected.
Garbage Collection Schedule
Recycling Collection Schedule
Please confirm with the map above for your designated service day. All garbage will be collected starting at 6AM on the service day, garbage is collected weekly. Service times are subject to change. LRS provides wheeled carts with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your garbage in. All garbage carts are 95-gallon in size. Residents may request an additional garbage cart by contacting the City of La Salle.
Garbage collection is limited. Residents are to use the LRS cart first for any garbage. Any garbage outside of the cart requires one waste sticker per bag or container. Please see below for more information on stickers.
For trash that does not fit in the cart, please bag it and affix a single refuse sticker to the front of the bag or container so that it is visible to the driver. Bags of waste outside of the cart must have a sticker affixed to the bag to receive collection. Refuse stickers are $2.75 each, and may be purchased at City Hall, Illinois Valley Foods, or any other future participating local businesses.
Residents may use a non-LRS cart or container for waste materials that do not fit into the LRS issued cart, so long as it does not exceed 32 gallons, 50 lbs., and has two handles and a lid. One sticker must also be attached.
LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in the 95-gallon size. Recycling is serviced every other week. Additional carts are available upon request to the City. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.
- Recyclables are collected every other week on the same day of the week as the garbage
- Each home will automatically receive a 95-gallon cart for recyclables
- You are to use the LRS issued cart for recycled materials
- Plastic bags with recycling material will not be accepted
- Rental recycling bins are available upon request to City Hall in the larger size (95-gallon)
All materials must be placed inside of the provided cart. No exceptions. Placing additional materials outside of the cart will violate city ordinance and risk littering the community. Please break down boxes and place them inside the cart.
- Remove metal caps and rings, notebook spirals, three-ring binders, and industrial size staples
- Envelopes with cellophane windows can be 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)
- 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
- Empty, rinse, do not crush or flatten, leave caps and tabs on
- Food and drink cartons
- Milk, soup, and juice
Aluminum Cans and 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 and Jars
- Empty, rinse, labels are fine to leave on
- All glass colors are accepted
- Leave plastic screw top caps on empty bottles and jars
- Empty and rinse; labels may be left on
- Bottles include: Water, soda, juice, laundry detergent, soap/shampoo, health and beauty products and cleaners
- Tubs include: coffee, tofu, cottage cheese, yogurt, margarine tubs, fruit or lettuce
- Jugs include: milk and juice
- Jars include: mayo, peanut butter
The current Monday curbside yard waste collection program will no longer be available. The program has been replaced with a yard waste & organics drop-off program. Please read below to learn more about the drop-off site near you.
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.
What are Considered Food Scraps?
Bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells & vegetables.
All locations will accept securely tied bundles of brush or branches using biodegradable cord, string, rope or twine that does not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight, two (2) feet in diameter, and four (4) feet in length, with individual branches no larger than three (3) inches in diameter.
Yard Waste and Organics Drop-Off Sites
SITE 1: City of La Salle Yard Waste Drop-Off Site- Residents traveling east on U.S. 6 can take a left onto Troy Grove Blacktop then take the first left
SITE 2: City of La Salle Public Works Building (LRS BINS)-146 Industrial Drive Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays
Contact the City directly to schedule branch pickup. There is a $10.00 charge for the first 15 minutes of branch service plus $0.75 per minute for each minute beyond the initial 15. Please reach out to 815.223.3755 to schedule.
Branches must be no longer than 6’ in length and 3” in diameter. Branches should be neatly stacked curbside. No branch pickup can be made in alleys. The City cannot remove tree trunks or stumps or branches larger than described above.
City Leaf Pick-Up
Burning of yard waste in residential zoned areas is prohibited. City leaf pick-up begins in October and ends in late November. Exact start and end dates vary from year to year based on weather.
The schedule for the city leaf vacuum is as follows:
- Monday – Households located north of 11th St and East of St Vincents Ave
- Tuesday & Wednesday – Households located north of 11th St and West of St Vincents Ave
- Thursday– Households located south of 11th St and West of St Vincents Ave
- Friday – Households located south of 11th St and east of St Vincents Ave & all households east of the Little Vermillion River
For the whole month of January, LRS will collect your non-artificial Christmas trees as organic material – free of any tinsel, ornaments or lights. Trees should be left loose (never in bags) in the area where you have regular service for trash and recycling. Due to snow and ice, trees may not always be picked up on your service day as our drivers and trucks will be in the city all month for pickups.
If a single household item is too large to fit in a cart, then it is considered a bulk item. LRS will accept one bulk item each week! Please place the bulk item next to your trash cart on your regularly scheduled collection day.
If the item is heavier than 50 lbs., please contact LRS to schedule the collection with our customer experience team so they can provide adequate equipment to handle the item safely. Additional bulk items placed out on the same day will require 10 refuse stickers to be affixed to each single item to avoid a city ordinance violation.
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.
Please call LRS if you are unsure if an item requires additional labor or equipment at 309.586.4410 or send a request with a photo of the item(s) by e-mail to Monmouth@LRSRecycles.com.
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 $27.50 to LRS by calling customer service.
Please contact us at Monmouth@LRSRecycles.com or call 309.586.4410 to schedule.
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 secure drop-off location listed below:
Cimco Recycling Ottawa, Inc. (Does not accept standard monitors, CRTs, or TVs)
1520 West Norris Dr. (Flat screen TVs and Monitors Only)
Ottawa, IL 61350
The City of La Salle will also host annual e-waste events. Please reference: Recycling – Lasalle County Illinois to stay up to date on the most current electronic waste events.
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 La Salle County. Please refer to the attached webpage for the most up to date information: Recycling – Lasalle County Illinois
Below is also a list of nearby drop-off facilities for HHW:
- Naperville, 156 Fort Hill Drive (immediately North of Naperville Public Works), DuPage County,
Hours: Saturdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sundays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Rockford, Rock River Reclamation District, 3333 Kishwaukee, Winnebago County
Hours: Saturdays 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sundays Noon – 4:00 PM
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
Contact LRS at 309.586.4410 or send an e-mail with a photo of the item(s) to Monmouth@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.
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.
Independence Day | Christmas Day | Memorial Day | Thanksgiving Day | Labor Day
Residents are billed for refuse services through the City of La Salle. Please reach out to the city with any questions
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 309.586.4410 or email Monmouth@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 or recycling is not collected on the service day by 7pm, please contact LRS by calling 309.586.4410 or e-mailing Monmouth@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.