CHICAGO, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), the Midwest’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion provider, today announced it has acquired West Chicago-based DuPage Disposal, a family-owned waste removal service specializing in residential waste and recycling collection for over a decade. LRS will add more than 5,000 households in unincorporated DuPage, Kane and Cook counties to its coverage area as a result of the acquisition.

The acquisition continues LRS’ westward expansion throughout northern Illinois and follows recent contract award announcements which includes nearly 50,000 homes in the following municipalities: Lisle, Hinkley, Wheaton, St. Charles, Geneva and DeKalb. Financial terms were not disclosed and the acquisition is effective immediately.

“LRS understands the waste industry and DuPage Disposal better than any local or regional provider, and by joining the LRS family we are able to offer our customers more innovative and affordable waste disposal and recycling options,” said DuPage Disposal owner, Kim Collins-Marusiak. “From safe and innovative waste removal to street sweeping and portable restrooms, LRS knows the Chicago market and has established an outstanding track record for seamlessly integrating the companies it acquires.”

“We welcome Kim and all DuPage Disposal employees to our growing LRS family, and are thrilled to expand our west suburban operations and service area to include waste and recycling coverage for more than 5,000 households,” said LRS Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley. “DuPage Disposal is located in close proximity to our LRS Temporary Services division, also in West Chicago, and that benefits our residential, municipal and business customers with services and operations closer to home and more centralized.”

Last month, LRS was awarded the Solid Waste Association of North America’s 2018 Overall Safety Award, recognizing LRS for its commitment to ongoing safety awareness initiatives; and the only waste hauler recognized in the safety category.

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Serving Chicagoland for nearly 20 years, Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the largest privately-held waste and recycling company in Illinois. LRS provides safe and innovative recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services, portable restroom rentals, mulch distribution, street sweeping, on-site storage options and comprehensive waste removal for more than 300,000 residences and businesses throughout greater Chicago and northern Illinois. LRS owns and operates 10 Midwest facilities, a fleet of fuel-efficient natural gas-powered trucks and is run by over 800 committed full-time employees. The recipient of numerous industry and safety awards and commendations, including: the 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award, Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award, and a #35 ranking on Waste360’s Top 100 Waste and Recycling Companies in North America. Controlling over 2.4 million tons-per-year, LRS does not own or operate a landfill and is committed to a circular and scalable business model centered on environmentally sustainability. Learn more at www.LRSrecycles.com.

Company Contact: 
Meaghan Johnson 
Director of Marketing 
Lakeshore Recycling Systems 
847.779.7507 
MJohnson@LRSrecycles.com  

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