May/June 2017

As the waste and recycling field develops, now more than ever, it is important to reconsider what can and can’t be recycled. Whether you are a homeowner, renter or a business owner, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will do what we can to spread recycling awareness and educate the community on recycling best practices. Our goal is to continuously find ways to reduce the amount of garbage produced and increase the amount of items recycled.

Organics/Compost Collection – Through an all-encompassing organics collection, Lakeshore Recycling Systems collects food scrap and landscape materials to be reused into soil, fertilizer and other beneficial items. By composting, you could reduce the container size and/or pickup frequency, which helps to lower garbage collection costs.

This program season runs from April 1 through December 15 for Riverwoods residents. We can provide you a 35-gallon cart for yard waste/food scraps with no additional rental. If you would like us to provide more than one there is a $3 per month rental fee per additional container.  You may also use your own cart up to 35g no more than 50lbs or brown kraft bags.  A sticker (purchased from Lakeshore) must be placed on each such cart or kraft bag.

Compostable items include food and plants, papers, coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags. The pickup day is on Wednesday.  You will need to call by Tuesday to let Lakeshore know if you will have anything out for pickup since this is currently an on-call service.  At the beginning of the season you may sign up for weekly service for a flat seasonal rate.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the exclusive waste and recycling hauler for thousands of homes and businesses throughout Chicagoland. For more information contact Lake Shore directly at 773-685-8811 or go to

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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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