CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 13, 2015) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicago's leading independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, announced it will serve as a sponsor for the 60th annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade tomorrow, Sat., March 14. The event will be televised live at Noon on ABC 7 WLS, starting at Balbo and heading north on Columbus Drive. Viewing stands will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.

More than 25 LRS employees, family members and friends will walk alongside a new LRS waste disposal truck. The company continues to invest significantly in growing its fleet of Compressed Natural Gas trucks to help keep the air in our neighborhoods cleaner and more breathable. LRS representatives will help dye the Chicago River green, and participated in the annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner fundraiser in late January.

"On behalf of our more than 400 employees throughout greater Chicagoland, LRS is proud to support and participate in the rich tradition of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade," said LRS Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley. "This year, as we celebrate the parade's milestone sixtieth anniversary, we are particularly proud to stand strong in support of our 'Hometown Heroes' who have served our nation with honor and courage."

With primary operations in Chicago and its suburbs, LRS is a diversified waste services company providing commercial, residential, recycling and roll-off waste collection and diversion services to more than 6,000 commercial and municipal customers. LRS operates five Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Illinois, and is the recent recipient of Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award for suppliers who demonstrate superior commitment to students and a strong track record of collaboration. The company processes more than 1.5 million tons of waste material annually and controls and processes more waste than any other private company in Illinois.

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Serving Chicagoland for more than 12 years and headquartered in Morton Grove, Ill., Lakeshore Recycling Systems is Chicago's leading recycling and waste diversion services provider. LRS provides recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to businesses and residential homeowners. LRS operates a growing fleet of natural gas-powered trucks and is run by more than 400 committed full-time employees. In addition to servicing all 658 schools in the Chicago Public Schools system, LRS actively participates in the City of Chicago's Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program and is committed to raising awareness and fostering discussion on the importance of recycling and environmental sustainability. Learn more and follow the company at, 'Like' us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @LRSRecycles.

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