Lakeshore Recycling Systems recognized with Brilliance in Business Award

 
Submitted by Rosemary Mackey
Updated 12/7/2018 10:08 PM
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  • The management team at Lakeshore Recycling Systems receive a visit from West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda, second from right, to congratulate them on their business' outstanding achievement in the areas of health, safety, environment. Pictured are, from left, Brian Klaassens, roll-off operations manager; John Sliwicki, vice president of risk management; K.J. Loerop, vice president of construction services; Richard Golf, managing partner; and Meaghan Johnson, director of marketing.

    The management team at Lakeshore Recycling Systems receive a visit from West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda, second from right, to congratulate them on their business' outstanding achievement in the areas of health, safety, environment. Pictured are, from left, Brian Klaassens, roll-off operations manager; John Sliwicki, vice president of risk management; K.J. Loerop, vice president of construction services; Richard Golf, managing partner; and Meaghan Johnson, director of marketing. Courtesy of Rosemary Mackey

Lakeshore Recycling Systems, 1655 Powis Road in West Chicago, is an established leader in the industry of waste diversion, with its ability to reclaim 40 percent recyclable material from the conventional waste stream, has been recognized as a Brilliance in Business Award recipient by the City of West Chicago.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems has demonstrated a clear commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability through its continuous investment in sophisticated equipment and new technology.

According to the City of West Chicago's Business Development Coordinator, Pete Kelly, serving diverse marketplace needs is both a challenge and opportunity, and Lakeshore Recycling Systems has proven how embracing innovation helps meet a wide range of client needs.

This combined dedication to both environmental preservation and customer service has propelled Lakeshore Recycling Systems to its status as Illinois' largest privately-held waste diversion company.

Additionally, through the development of a strong safety culture, Lakeshore Recycling Systems exemplifies a commitment to the health and well-being of its employees and the community that serves as a model for others to follow.

Having made safety a core value, Lakeshore Recycling Systems was recognized in June of this year as both the Overall Safety Award winner and the Biggest Safety Improvement Award recipient by the Solid Waste Association of North America for its Live Safety initiative.

Its organizational practice of environmental stewardship, market expansion, and workplace ad community safety is a model that has led to the business' tremendous growth, and according to the city, deserves public recognition.

To learn more about Lakeshore Recycling Systems and why it was chosen as a brilliant business, visit the city's YouTube page under Brilliance in Business for a short video of Mayor Ruben Pineda meeting with the company's leadership team.

The Brilliance in Business Awards program is a vehicle for the city to connect with its business community and aims to acknowledge the efforts businesses are making in reaching their goals and those of greater benefit to the community.

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