How do I dispose of a couch or any other large item?

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (formerly known as Environmental Recycling & Disposal) will pick up bulk items weekly. Bulk items must be less than 50 lbs. and reasonably maneuvered by one individual. Residents must schedule pickup for bulk items heavier than 50 lbs. and/or requires more than one person to move. Residents may schedule a pickup by contacting Lakeshore at 815-725-4555.

Acceptable items include:

  • Furniture
  • Carpet (cut 4 ft. in width, rolled and tied and weigh less than 50 lbs.)
  • Mattresses (wrap in plastic)
  • Paint (no lid/pain solidified)
  • Grills (no propane tank)

Unacceptable items include:

  • Construction
  • Cleanout debris
  • Hazardous waste
  • Auto parts
  • Stumps
  • Riding mowers
  • Tires
  • Items over 50 lbs.

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1. Why didn’t they pick up my refuse or recycling?
2. How do I dispose of yard waste?
3. How do we prepare yard waste for pick up?
4. How do I obtain or replace my existing refuse tote?
5. How do I dispose of a couch or any other large item?
6. How do I dispose of an appliance?
7. Where can you recycle electronics?
8. Is there a compactor and where is it located?
9. How do you dispose of your Christmas Trees?
10. How do I know my designated refuse & recycling collection day?
11. What holidays are observed for refuse & recycling collection?