CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 03, 2016) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicagoland's leading independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, today announced it has been awarded a five-year residential waste and recycling contract with the City of Wheaton, effective Oct. 1, 2016.

"We are honored and grateful to win the City of Wheaton's residential waste and recycling contract and look forward to serving the disposal needs of Wheaton residents this fall," said LRS Managing Partner Joshua B. Connell. "This important contract win expands our presence into DuPage County, and mirrors the demand and growth we've experienced in Chicago's vibrant collar counties over the past year."

The company's active use of permanent RFID-enabled tags on bins to improve service delivery accuracy was a compelling driver behind the City of Wheaton's selection decision. LRS first introduced the innovative RFID-enabled bins earlier this year in North Shore municipalities, including the City of Highland Park.

RFID technology is considered breakthrough in the waste industry. The technology tracks pickups and links to the customer's account, ensuring accuracy in billing for Wheaton's 14,000 residential households. When carts are emptied, the LRS truck and carts wirelessly communicate to properly bill residents. The cost of disposal for large and small households is expected to decrease under the LRS RFID-enabled program.

"It represents the cutting edge of waste collection as it combines automated collection with pay-as-you-throw pricing for both garbage and collectibles," said City of Wheaton Assistant City Manager John Duguay.

LRS Chief Executive Office Alan T. Handley said LRS holds very high companywide standards and consistently strives to exceed expectations.

"From our use of innovative technology to an unyielding commitment to environmental sustainability, LRS is proud to divert more waste from landfills than any other waste solutions provider in the Chicago area. We welcome Wheaton residents to the LRS service family and look forward to effectively and efficiently serving their waste and recycling needs."

The City of Wheaton LRS contract also includes an organic composting option, providing residents the opportunity to combine their food and landscape waste. LRS first introduced organic composting in Illinois, also known as organic recycling, when it won the City of Highland Park municipal contract at the beginning of this year.

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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