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Yardwaste Collection

Yardwaste includes grass, leaves, tree trimming debris and any other plant material. Yardwaste is a valuable resource when applied to your landscape. Mulching grass clippings and leaves back into your lawn will provide nutrients to your yard. Another possibility is to compost yardwaste on your property. Information on composting is available at Village Hall and at Public Works. 

Yardwaste is collected on your regular pick-up day from April 1 through December 15. You may put yardwaste in either a 33-gallon Kraft paper bag or an unlined 33-gallon rigid container. Brush should be packaged in bundles no more than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. Each bundle must have a yardwaste sticker attached and cannot weigh more than 60 pounds. See the below for information on the Village's Brush Chipping Program. 

Brush Drop-off Program
The Public Works Department and the Park District operate a site on 71st Street, just west of Woodridge Drive, where residents may drop off their brush. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, from May through October. The price is $5 for the first carload ($3 for same day returning car) and $10 per pickup truck, van or trailer. The Village site does not require bundling, has no length requirement, and can accept branches up to 8” in diameter. Only branches accepted; no leaves or grass clippings. Proof of residency is required. Chips generated by this program are made available to residents free of charge at the Woodridge Dr. site throughout the growing season.

Brush Drop-Off Site - Saturday, May 9, 2020 with COVID Restrictions

Due to COVID-19, please note the following changes to the standard program:
  • Please bring exact change – you will be asked to insert your cash/check directly into a payment drop box on the site.  Village staff will be unable to provide any change. 
  • You will need to unload your own vehicle - you will be directed to drive into the site to where you will unload any brush.  Due to social distancing requirements Village staff will not be available to assist in unloading material.

Please be patient – with the changes in access and unloading, it is anticipated that the event will run slower than normal and wait times for access into the site will be extended.