Refuse & Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling Program

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS)

Phone: 844-633-3577 (844.NEED.LRS)
Village: 630-286-5400

Refuse Pickup Days starting April 5th, 2021

Refuse pickup days for residents north of the BNSF tracks is Monday and residents south of the BNSF tracks is Tuesday. Unincorporated addresses may have a different day and/or service.

Yard waste stickers 

from Republic will be accepted by LRS for the first two weeks of April only.

Senior Rate

for refuse service is age 65+.  Complete this application to get your Senior rate.

Leaf Pick Up

Starting October 1st through the end of November, leaf pick-up in appropriate yard waste bags will be picked up without any stickers.

Refuse should be placed for pickup by 6 AM on the day of pickup and no earlier than an half hour prior to sunset the evening before. All refuse containers shall be removed from curb by 8 PM the day of refuse pickup.

Refuse in the Village is contracted for with Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS). LRS directly bills for these services on a quarterly basis. The rates are as follows:

Refuse Rates

Service  Monthly Rates for April 1, 2021 -March 30, 2022
95 Gallon Weekly Service
Weekly Service - Seniors
Back Door Can Service
$31.15 ($3.00 discount for Seniors)
Yardwaste Sticker
$ 2.75
Yardwaste/Compost Toter 95 Gallon $18.75 ($150 for season April-Nov)
Additional Cart
Composting Program Part of Yard Waste Collection


Additional Options

Reuse & Recycle

SCARCE ( School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. For over 25 years they have been implementing change to foster a more sustainable future. They accomplish this through innovative and hands-on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for our natural resources through their Book Rescue, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs. Find out about their events here

Electronics Recycling

SEE LRS website about twice a year pickup right here in town. Electronics (including laptop computers, dvd players and mobile phones) are not allowed in Illinois Landfills. DuPage County offers sites to recycle electronics for all DuPage residents.  Visit their County recycling page for an up-to-date list on electronics recycling programs.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste (including aerosol cans, batteries and thermostats) is handled region-wide by the City of Naperville.  Please click on the link for more information. 

County-Wide Recycling Events/More Information
DuPage County offers free County-wide recycling events and services for residents.  Be sure to click here to visit their website for a schedule of events as well as more information on how to recycle other goods not listed above.

The County also intermittently updates their Recycling Guide. This Guide includes companies who will dispose of items not allowed in the curbside recycling program (including batteries and oil-based paint).  Please note the County does not endorse nor guarantee the information listed and residents are encouraged to call the companies to ensure they will accept the materials. 

Tonnage Reports

2020 Tonnage Report supplied by Republic Services
2019 Tonnage Report supplied by Republic Services
2018 Tonnage Report supplied by Republic Services

Contract Agreements

2021 Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) Agreement
2019 Amendment to Agreement
2014 Republic Services Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most frequently asked questions Village staff has received since starting implementation of the new contract for Refuse & Recycling services with Lakeshore Recycling Systems. For an overview of the program click here.

1. Are residents still allowed bulk items?

Yes, residents are still allowed one free bulk item per week.

2. Is leaf pickup still free in the Fall?

Yes, all yard waste is free from October to December.

3. Is a senior discount available, if so how do I receive the benefit?

Yes, senior discount of $3 per month is available for anyone over the age of 65. If you were already registered with Republic, we expect that information to be carried over. If not please contact LRS at: 844.NEED.LRS 

4. I will be out of town on March 30th for can pickup. What do I do?

If it is reasonable, please leave your can out before your trip or arrange with a neighbor to take it out. If that is too far in advance, or a neighbor is not an option, please put out your can as soon as you return. Republic will be making multiple sweeps to pick up missed cans.

5. Is there a Spring Amnesty Day?

Spring Amnesty Day was discontinued in 2015 when the free bulk item program was introduced.

6. When can I get new refuse stickers?

New stickers should be arriving at retailers in the next week.

7. What can I do with my old refuse stickers?

You can continue using them for the first two pickups in April. Any remaining stickers can be exchanged for new stickers at Village Hall (1 N. Prospect Ave). Stickers are no longer able to be exchanged. The cutoff date was April 30th.

8. What are the new can sizes?

95 gallon, 65 gallon, and 35 gallon. The 95 gallon is the standard refuse size currently, and the 65 gallon is the standard recycling size.