SOURCE: Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Lakeshore Recycling Systems

March 27, 2015 11:00 ET

Chicago's Lakeshore Recycling Systems Helps Change a Life on March 27 Airing of the Steve Harvey Show

Recycling and Waste Diversion Leader Helps an 18-Year-Old Appreciate the Value of Hard Work as a Way to Build a Brighter Future

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2015) - Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicago's leading independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, today announced it will be featured in a touching segment to air today, Friday, March 27, on the nationally-syndicated Steve Harvey Show. The segment will feature the story of Elijah, an 18-year-old from Queens New York whose mother fears he is making the wrong decisions and does not appreciate the value of hard work in helping shape a better future for himself.

In the Chicago viewing area, the Steve Harvey Show airs weekdays from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on WMAQ-TV Channel 5, and repeats from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.

In the segment, Elijah joins an LRS driver on an early morning garbage pick-up route, and separates cardboard from the general waste stream on the LRS sorting line at its Materials Recovery Facility at 31st and California. In-studio, Elijah comes to terms with his mother's concerns thanks to Steve Harvey's guidance and mentorship, and surprises her with a gift that make this an inspiring, must-watch event.

"We are grateful to the Steve Harvey Crew for turning to LRS for such an important and meaningful demonstration of how hard work and perseverance can result in life-changing outcomes," said LRS Managing Partner Joshua Connell. "Lakeshore employs more than 400 dedicated Chicagoans who each day provide for their families, and exemplify what hard work is all about."

With primary operations in Chicago and its suburbs, LRS is a diversified waste services company providing commercial, residential, recycling and roll-off waste collection and diversion services to more than 6,000 commercial and municipal customers. LRS operates five Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Illinois, and is the recent recipient of Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award for suppliers who demonstrate superior commitment to students and a strong track record of collaboration. The company processes more than 1.5 million tons of waste material annually and controls and processes more waste than any other private company in Illinois.

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Serving Chicagoland for more than 15 years and headquartered in Morton Grove, Ill., Lakeshore Recycling Systems is Chicago's leading recycling and waste diversion services provider. LRS provides recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to businesses and residential homeowners. LRS operates a growing fleet of natural gas-powered trucks and is run by more than 400 committed full-time employees. In addition to servicing all 658 schools in the Chicago Public Schools system, LRS actively participates in the City of Chicago's Blue Cart Residential Recycling Program and is committed to raising awareness and fostering discussion on the importance of recycling and environmental sustainability. Learn more and follow the company at, 'Like' us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @LRSRecycles.

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