Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste

Lakeshore Garbage

Geneva’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) started July 1, 2018 and runs through June 30, 2023.

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 or subscribe to a garbage cart from LRS 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.


Geneva Garbage Sticker

Residents choosing the "pay as you throw" option must place one garbage 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.

Sticker prices and retail locations are available online. Residents also can purchase the stickers in sheets online via the City’s website.

Yard waste and bulk items also require refuse stickers. 

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 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.