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Trash & Recycling

YardWasteLRS is the Village of Maywood’s residential waste hauler effective April 1, 2022. LRS has a great appreciation for the high standards Maywood residents have when it comes to service, quality and value and look forward to exceeding those expectations. LRS is a Midwest leader with a local operation established right here in Maywood! Under the Village’s new contract with LRS, residents will receive new waste carts and new larger recycling carts.

New Service Days
Maywood residents will see a change in service day. Please see the map to confirm your collection day with LRS.

MapWaste Collection Guidelines
All Maywood residents will be provided with one 95-gallon waste cart and one 65-gallon recycling cart. These carts will be serviced on a weekly basis. All carts should be placed out for collection no later than 6AM on your service day. LRS recommends that carts are placed out for service the night before. Although LRS strives to keep a consistent pick-up time, weather and staffing can alter pickup times. All waste should be bagged and placed inside of the provided LRS cart with the lid closed to ensure safe collection and to help maintain a clean neighborhood appearance Should you need additional cart capacity on a permanent basis, LRS will provide one at a cost of $3 per month, per cart.

Please contact us directly at email or 844.NEED.LRS if you’d like to request an additional cart.

Excess Garbage
For trash that does not fit in the cart, LRS will collect unlimited bagged household waste. Guidelines: 50 pounds or less, containers must be 35-gallons or less.

Bulk Item
If a single item is too large to fit in a cart then it is considered a bulk item. LRS will accept two bulk items per week for no additional charge. The bulk item will be collected on your regular scheduled trash day. If the item is heavier than 50lbs please contact LRS to schedule the collection with our customer experience team so they can provide adequate equipment to handle the item safely. 

Mattress Disposal
Mattresses must be covered in plastic and placed near trash cans on designated collection day. To request plastic mattress bags, contact Public Works at 708-450-4427.

White Goods
LRS will provide collection of major appliances, including but not limited to ovens and refrigerators. LRS will accept white goods for collection at no additional charge, but the item must be scheduled with LRS in advance.

Residents may either email, or call 844.NEED.LRS to schedule collections.

Flyer-RecyclingGuidelinesLRSNew Recycling Program
LRS is proud to announce a new recycling program that will deliver the best in class recycling program to the residents of Maywood. Each resident will receive one 65-gallon recycling cart service weekly. This will replace the existing can or tub. Recycling guideline instructions will be on the lid of your new recycling cart. Please ensure recycling items are NOT BAGGED and placed LOOSE into the cart. NO PLASTIC BAGS are allowed in the recycling cart.

Accepted Recyclables
Please be sure to properly prepare acceptable materials before placing them in your recycle cart using the guidelines found in “Additional Recycle Guidelines.”

  • Newspaper & inserts, Magazines, Catalogs & Phone books
  • Computer printouts
  • Hanging file folders (remove metal and trash it)
  • Glossy brochures
  • Index cards
  • Stationary fax paper
  • Envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Office paper/notebooks
  • Pastel sticky notes
  • Greeting cards
  • Manila Folders
  • Chipboard/paperboard
  • Paperback books

Recyclable Items Must Be Clean
  • NO used paper plates or pizza boxes, or fluorescent paper (they contaminate the paper stream with food, dye, or plastic coating). If pizza box top is clean you can tear it off and recycle it.
  • NO paper towels, tissues, or napkins, which are not recyclable because the fibers are too small to reuse (please compost them with kitchen food scraps if possible).
  • NO shredded paper – Loose shredded paper causes major sorting problems in the recycling facilities.
  • NO frozen food boxes, which are made of a hybrid of paper and plastic, and are not wanted by paper mills.
  • NO paper cups, which are also made of a hybrid of paper and plastic rendering them unrecyclable.

Plastic Containers
  • Plastic bottles, Plastic tubs and Plastic jugs
  • NO plastic bags or plastic film (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags, tarps).
  • NO plastic utensils or plates (plastic wraps, sandwich bags, freezer bags, tarps, cups, lids or straws).
  • NO candy wrappers, cereal bags, potato chip bags or snack bags.
  • NO empty motor oil, pesticide or chemical bottles.
  • NO Styrofoam, polystyrene (do not put in curbside bin).
  • Empty, rinse, do not crush or flatten, leave caps and tabs on
  • Food and Drink Cartons
  • Milk, Soup and Juice

Aluminum Cans & 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 & Jars
  • All colors are accepted
  • NO window or auto glass, bakeware, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, coffee pots or drinking glasses.

Yard Waste Collection
LRS will provide seasonal yard waste collection from the first full week in April through the last week in December. Residents may use and place out their own 35-gallon or smaller cans with yard waste, or brown kraft bags free of charge. User-owned cans should be clearly marked as “YW,” and may not weigh more than 50lbs (this weight limit also applies to kraft paper bags). Bundles of twigs, sticks and branches may not exceed 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. LRS will provide curbside collection of Christmas trees for two weeks in January at no charge. Only live trees (not in bags) free of any tinsel, lights or ornaments will be accepted.

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