Our History

Independent Recycling Services, Inc. is (“IRS”) one of the largest privately owned waste and recycling companies in the Chicagoland area. IRS provides customized disposal solutions to commercial properties, offices, high-rises, small businesses, contractors, industrial facilities, and residential properties. With our experienced sales staff, dedicated 24/7 Chicago-based dispatch team, and a variety of container options, IRS can accommodate any waste volume and facility access limitations. With a strong work ethic and commitment to protecting the environment, IRS has grown to become Chicago’s premier garbage disposal service.
In the 1970’s, Frank Ward Sr. founded the first material recovery processing facility in Chicago to sort and separate recyclable material from the waste stream. For over 40 years, IRS has provided a competitive edge against large, corporate companies by providing customized waste management programs, cost-effective pricing, and in-demand services for waste hauling and recycling.
IRS provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a variety of equipment choices to meet your needs. With our knowledgeable Customer Service and Dispatch Center we identify and resolve service related issues before they happen. Our operation includes 40 professional drivers, servicing over 3,000 customers. Our highly trained drivers meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) licensing requirements, undergo MVR review, and participate in safety training to ensure exceptional driving records are maintained. Independent Recycling is a drug-free, equal opportunity work place that meets and exceeds all regulations and requirements.



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Our dedicated work force is the greatest asset of Independent Recycling Services. At IRS, we are always looking for individuals to join our team who possess strategic skills and industry expertise that can help grow our business. Qualified candidates can e-mail a resume to [email protected], fax a copy to 312-942-2611, or mail a copy to our location. We also encourage you to complete and send an application along with your resume. A copy of the application and other necessary forms are available below for download.

At Independent, our employees have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, dental packages, a 401K savings plan with a generous company match, disability, paid holidays, and personal days. Independent Recycling Services is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to providing a safe environment for our workers and ensuring employees are compensated for their hard work and commitment.

At this time, Independent Recycling is seeking exceptional candidates with experience or capabilities to fill the following position(s):