Lakeshore Recycling Systems announces that it has acquired Joliet, Ill.-based Drop Zone Portable Service Inc., a company providing portable restrooms serving greater Chicago; as a result, LRS becomes one of the largest portable restroom providers in Illinois and Wisconsin and increases its inventory of portable restrooms to over 12,000 units.

Effective immediately, the acquisition adds 20 Drop Zone employees, 10 trucks, 2,000 portable restroom units, and nearly 5,000 Drop Zone portable restroom and construction site customers to LRS’ Portable Toilet Division. The acquisition also expands and strengthens LRS’ south suburban service area and dramatically increases LRS’ event work capacity.

“Drop Zone has served Chicagoland for nearly 20 years, earning respect and building a reputation for exceptional service delivery in the portable restroom and event service market,” said Lakeshore Recycling Systems CEO Alan T. Handley. “This strategic acquisition aligns seamlessly with our mission, deepens our event orientated service offerings and expands our geographic reach – we extend a warm LRS welcome to all Drop Zone customers and employees.”

Drop Zone President Brad Denton hailed the acquisition as a win-win for Drop Zone customers and employees, adding he and his team are excited to join the LRS family: “We are thrilled to join forces with LRS, a company that has established itself as an industry leader in sustainable, innovative waste diversion and recycling solutions. We look forward to providing our customers and the communities we serve with the same level of customer service excellence they have come to expect over two decades.”

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