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DeKalb Waste Hauling Change FAQs

Why the change from Waste Management to Lakeshore Recyling Systems? Lakeshore Recycling (LRS) came in with a lower bid than Waste Management. The new base rate...
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Lakeshore Recycling to Begin DeKalb Transition

On September 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) becomes DeKalb's exclusive waste hauler for refuse (garbage), recyclables, and yard waste.  As the City and...

Environmental Commission Hosts Public Forum on Garbage Contract Thursday

The City of DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission will host a public forum at 6pm Thursday March 1st in the City Council Chambers. The public...

Holiday Refuse Schedule in DeKalb

Waste Management refuse collection will be delayed one day during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will be Thursday,...

Landfill Promises Target of Budget Cuts

The DeKalb County Board is trying to cover a shortfall of over $1 million to balance the budget for 2018 without going into reserves...

Sycamore Offers Collection Service for Household Special Materials

Do you have used motor oil? Unwanted paint? Used household batteries? Old electronics? As of October 1st, the City of Sycamore will offer a collection...

DeKalb Curbside Pickup of Yard Waste Resumes April 1st

Waste Management will resume seasonal collection of landscape waste on regularly scheduled pickup days beginning April 1st. Residents are reminded of general guidelines: Landscape waste must be...

Christmas Tree Disposal Information

Waste Management will provide recycling services for your Christmas trees throughout Sycamore, Genoa, DeKalb, Malta and Maple Park. Trucks will pick up trees on...

Curbside Pickup of Yard Waste Resumes April 1st

Waste Management will resume seasonal collection of landscape waste in the City of DeKalb on regularly scheduled pickup days beginning April 1st. Residents are reminded...

Mea Culpa Agreement Emits Bad Odor

Does the headline suggest that I'm not happy with the agreement between Waste Management and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan over the stinking controversy...

Bad Smells Make Kids Sick at Cortland School

For the second time since the DeKalb County Board approved the landfill expansion application for Waste Management of Illinois there has been an incident...

The Township’s Last Stand

The disappointment was far greater than the expectations. As expected the Illinois Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of the citizen group Stop...