PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. All of our drivers and employees that work in our facilities wear PPE such as helmets, safety glasses, safety vests and gloves to protect them while working. One of our drivers was able to surprise a child on his route for his birthday by letting him dress as a waste driver and wear some of Lakeshore’s PPE attire! At Lakeshore, ensuring that our employees are in the correct PPE while they are working is a crucial part of keeping our employees safe. #LiveSafety
Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the largest privately held waste services company in Illinois and Wisconsin. For over 20 years, LRS has specialized in recycling and waste diversion programs, roll-off container services, portable restrooms, street sweeping and comprehensive waste removal for businesses and residential homeowners in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. LRS owns and operates 15 Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), a fleet of over 550 fuel-efficient natural gas-powered trucks, and thrives on the passion of more than 900 dedicated full-time employees. Controlling over 2.5 million tons of solid waste material annually, LRS is committed to creating a more sustainable business model to better impact the community. The company has evolved and set industry trends to improve sustainability, which includes operating without landfill ownership. LRS diverts as much waste as possible from landfills in order to be both sustainable and profitable. Through organic growth and several strategic acquisitions, LRS now controls over 32 percent of the Chicagoland footprint and services over a quarter of a million households in over 40 municipalities throughout the Midwest. LRS holds numerous industry honors and accolades, including: the 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award; the 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the Better Business Bureau, the 2018 Overall Safety Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Best and Brightest places to work for in Chicago and the Nation for three consecutive years and the 2018 Daily Herald Business Ledger Award for Business Excellence in the category of Innovation in Business. As the industry leader in providing safe, innovative and environmentally responsible waste and recycling solutions to the Midwest, LRS is committed to raising awareness and fostering discussion on the importance of safety, recycling and environmental sustainability in the communities it serves.