Recycling, Refuse & Yard Waste


Western Springs Awards Waste and Recycling Contract

Village Trustees have awarded a 5-year residential waste and recycling contract to Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), beginning in January 2020.

Following feedback from a resident survey in 2018, the Village prioritized the elimination of blue bags. Residents will be able to choose between 35, 65, and 95-gallon waste and recycling carts, and whether they would like curbside or backdoor collection. The fee for service, based on the size of container and type of service, will be billed directly by LRS. Stickers will only be required for refuse outside of the cart, special collections, or bags/bundle of landscape waste.

Carts are on display at the train station, Village Hall and the Recreation Center. Residents are encouraged to stop in to see the options before making their choice. Register for service before November 27 by calling LRS at 773-685-8811, or online  at: Those who do not make a cart selection will be provided with the default 65-gallon carts, and billed accordingly. 

Learn more about our current refuse and recycling program (effective through 12/31/19):