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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Changes to LRS Refuse and Recycling Services

As an essential service to the public, LRS intends to continue to provide weekly pickup, as scheduled. They are, however, making changes to waste and recycling collection to reduce the risk to their drivers.  As a result, the collection of bulk items, white goods, and e-waste will be temporarily suspended. Effective immediately there will be no collection of loose material, bulk items (mattresses, furniture, etc.), appliances, electronic waste, or other large items at the curb. To be clear, this also includes all waste and recyclable items placed outside of a resident’s cart. Exceptions to this policy will be bags that are stickered (garbage, or yard waste*), and user-owned containers that are also stickered. For more information go to:

ALSO: Residents are reminded that March 31 is the deadline to switch LRS refuse and recycling cart size, at no charge. Contact LRS customer service at: 773-685-8811, or  

March 31 is also the deadline for using any red Republic stickers. LRS stickers are required for bulk waste and yard waste bags*, effective April 1. LRS stickers can be purchased at local retail outlets such as Village True Value Hardware and Mariano’s in Western Springs, and Jewel in Countryside. They will not be available for purchase at Village Hall for the time being, due to precautions in place as a result of Covid-19. Learn more about changes to Village operations and services at:

More information about the refuse & recycling program, including bulk sticker requirements, is at: and

*Yard waste collection begins on April 1, and runs through November 30.

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