Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) announces the acquisition of commercial waste and recycling routes from Molenhouse Enterprises, Inc., a long-standing suburban Chicago waste hauler. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Effective immediately, Molenhouse will continue operations as Molenhouse Enterprises, Inc., delivering roll-off dumpster and demolition services; while commercial waste and recycling routes in DuPage and Kane counties will be serviced by LRS, including the City of Wheaton, Village of Glen Ellyn and the City of Naperville.

Molenhouse is a family-owned and operated waste, recycling and building demolition hauler serving Chicagoland since 1979. Commercial services will be delivered and billed through LRS, and invoices for Molenhouse commercial customers will now be billed under Lakeshore Recycling Systems.

“LRS is a clear and established leader in the waste and recycling industry and we are excited to work alongside their team,” said Molenhouse President Jim Molenhouse. “Our commercial customers can expect minimal change during the transition, continued service level excellence and a relentless focus on environmental care and sustainability within the communities we serve.”

The LRS-Molenhouse partnership adds 10 commercial routes and strengthens LRS’ residential waste and recycling presence in the City of Wheaton, Village of Lisle, City of Geneva, Village of Elburn, City of St. Charles and the City of West Chicago.

“This is a logical and strategic acquisition for LRS that expands our commercial service area and strengthens our relationship with current west suburban municipalities,” said Lakeshore Recycling Systems CEO Alan T. Handley. “We are pleased to join forces with the Molenhouse team to provide our customers with innovative, sustainable, environmentally-sound solutions that exceed their waste and recycling needs.”

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