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Posted on: November 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Yard Waste & Bulk Brush Collection Ends December 5th


The Village's free Brush and Yard Waste Program will be ending for the season on December 5th. In previous years, the last pick-up date was in November. Collection of yard waste will resume in April.

When clearing out seasonal brush, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or a reusable container no larger than 34 gallons clearly marked "Yard Waste" and weigh no more than 50 pounds
  • Brush is picked up every Monday. Any homeowner who needs brush disposal at other times must contact a landscaper for the removal of materials.
  • Brush must be bundled with biodegradable twine with a maximum weight of 50 pounds. Each bundle must be in neat, manageable piles, with cut ends caving the street, placed on the parkway.
  • Branches and limbs can be up to 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet. Larger branches and tree trunks must be handled by homeowners.
  • Refuse, recycling, and brush/yard waste may not be placed at the curb before 4:00 p.m. on the Sunday before trash pick-up and must be removed from the curb by 10:00 p.m. on the day of pick-up

Alternatively, residents can dispose of yard waste by:

  • Starting a compost pile or adding leaves to an existing one. composted leaves and other organic materials are an excellent resource for fertilizing your garden during the summer months
  • Using a mulching mower which will chop leaves into smaller pieces that will decompose directly on lawns. The leaf pieces can also be collected and spread around flowerbeds and shrubs as mulch.
  • If recycling leaves on your property is not an option, residents may bring leaves to DuPage Yard WAste (1195 W. Washington St., West Chicago) for a fee.

Please remember that it is important not to rake your leaves into the street, as Republic Service nor the street sweeper will not pick them up.

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