Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste

The Geneva City Council approved a new five-year garbage contract with LRS, the City’s current refuse provider that will run from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028. The collection schedule and existing services remain the same, but new refuse rates for stickers and cart service have been implemented.

LRS Garbage Truck

Weekly Pickups

Garbage is collected on Thursday or Friday of each week depending on the location of the residence. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed at the curb between 7 p.m. the previous night and 6 a.m. the day of collection.

Residents can dispose of their trash with a "pay as you throw" user base model using waste stickers or subscribe to an LRS garbage cart that carries a monthly charge.

New to Geneva? Start your garbage service by contacting LRS' customer service team.

Please note, the City’s garbage contract does not apply to residents of the Mill Creek subdivision, which is unincorporated. Please call Kane County regarding garbage questions.


Waste Sticker 2023-28

Residents choosing the "pay as you throw" option must place one waste sticker on each bag or trash can. Please note, cans must be limited to 32 gallons or 50 pounds. Items over 50 pounds may need to be scheduled for removal.

Stickers placed on trash cans must be visible from the street and looped around the handles for the LRS driver to easily rip off. Customers risk not having their garbage picked up if they affix stickers flatly onto a garbage can or lid.

Sticker prices and retail locations are available online.

Yard waste and bulk items also require waste stickers.

FYI, the existing blue refuse stickers with an expiration date of June 30, 2023 will be valid through the month of July 2023 as part of the new contract.  

LRS Garbage Carts

Residents can choose to dispose of their trash with a garbage cart issued from LRS. Carts come in 35, 65 or 95-gallon sizes, all of which carry a monthly subscription charge. No refuse stickers are necessary when utilizing the carts.

20-Gallon Waste Bags

Residents also have the option of purchasing 20-gallon waste bags that are sold in rolls of 10 at select locations. See garbage rates for price details.


Every home serviced by LRS should have received a 65-gallon recycling cart free of charge. Visit the recycling page for program details.

Other Services

Interested in more information about yard waste, electronics recycling, food scrapping and more? Check the menu bar for various program information.