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Lakeshore Recycling Systems Ranks 35th on Waste360's Prestigious Top 100 Waste & Recycling Firms in North America

Ranking Marks Second Consecutive Year LRS Has Been Recognized on the Waste100, Reflecting Continued Growth and Regional Expansion in Chicago and Its Collar Counties

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicagoland's leading independent recycling and waste hauler, today announced it has been ranked 35th on Waste360's 23rd annual ranking of the Top 100 waste and recycling companies in North America based on 2015 revenue.

The ranking marks the second consecutive year LRS has been recognized on the Waste360 Top 100 list. Widely respected in the industry, the Waste100 ranking reflects LRS' ongoing success through organic growth and regional expansion in Chicago and its collar counties.

In 2015, LRS focused heavily on growth through both new municipal contracts and through acquisition, expanding its facilities and Full-Time Employee (FTE) headcount to more than 540 employees. In 2015, LRS had revenue exceeding $115M and controls over 2.2 million tons, or 32%, of Chicagoland's outbound waste.

Future rankings will include recent 2016 accomplishments, including the opening of LRS' news $8M Machinex® single-stream recycling system at LRS' Heartland Recycling Center in Forest View, Ill., as well as the company's acquisition in March of Northbrook, Ill.-based C&D Recycling, growing FTE headcount to more than 600 employees.

"We are proud to once again be named to the prestigious Waste100 ranking, and thank the editors at Waste360 for the consideration and recognition," said LRS Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley. "Our growing and dedicated workforce is comprised of hard working people who are committed to seeing LRS thrive in the Chicagoland neighborhoods and communities where we serve and reside."

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Serving Chicagoland for over 17 years, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) specializes in recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to Chicagoland businesses and residential homeowners. LRS owns and operates six Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), a fleet of fuel-efficient natural gas-powered trucks and is run by over 600 committed full-time employees. LRS is a recipient of Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award, is ranked #35 on Waste360's 2016 Top 100 Waste and Recycling Companies in North America and is a 2016 multi-Stevie award winning company with honors including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of the Year. Controlling over 2.2 million tons-per-year, LRS does not own a landfill and is committed to raising awareness for a more environmentally sustainable and scalable business model that fuels the circular economy. To learn more, visit

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Meaghan Johnson
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Lakeshore Recycling Systems