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Brush Pick Up 

The Village has implemented brush collection by zones.  There are two zones.  Zone A includes all properties east of the Fox River and north of US 34 as well as those properties west of the Fox River and north of Mill Road.  Zone B includes all properties east of the Fox River and south of US 34 as well as those properties west of the Fox River and south of Mill Road. Click for a downloadable map of brush collection zones. We will collect brush from each zone once each month beginning in April.  The last pickup will be in October just prior to the start of the leaf collection program.  Collection weeks for 2018 are as follows:


Zone A                                                Zone BBrush collection zones map

April 2                                                April 9

May 7                                                 May 14

June 4                                                 June 11

July 2                                                  July 9

August 6                                              August 13

September 4                                        September 10

October 1                                            October 8

Place all brush at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning of the designated week but no earlier than noon the Friday before.

The Public Works trucks will pass through an area once and will not return for brush placed after the deadline.

Brush is defined as tree and bush branches that are less than 5” in diameter. The Brush Collection Program is not intended to handle branches, logs or tree stumps as a result of large-scale tree trimming or removal. Place unbundled brush parallel or perpendicular to the street in neat bundles with all cut ends facing the same direction.  Do not put brush in a container or in the street.  We will not pick up logs, wood, root balls, cuttings, or grass clippings. Crews will place an orange tag on your door indicating the reason they did not pick up the brush if it is the wrong material or placed at the curb prior to the deadline.

The Village provides this service for residents. The Village does not accept landscaping generated by contractors. 

Yard Waste Pick Up

Yard waste pick up will begin the week of April 2, 2018, and will continue weekly until Friday, December 1st.  The State of Illinois defines yard waste as grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, small tree limbs and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines and trees. Examples of yard waste include grass clippings, leaves, branches, limbs, weeds, logs, and garden plants. Your waste material will be collected only if it is placed in a 30 gallon Kraft paper bag with 1 Groot Industries yard waste sticker affixed to the front of the bag. The bags and stickers are available at local retail grocery and hardware stores. Yard waste will be collected on the same day that your regular trash is collected.  Please have your yard waste, trash and recycling at your curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. 


Spring Cleanup Week April 23-27, 2018

Groot Industries provides a clean-up day in the spring and fall. They will collect additional household waste, yard waste and bulk items for all Village residents the week of April 23-27, 2018, on your normal scheduled garbage day.  Residents must place yard waste in the 30 gallon kraft yard waste bags.  PLEASE – NO PLASTIC BAGS! NO stickers will be required (this week only).  NOTE – you cannot put out appliances, televisions or electronics.  Please place all items, along with your regular garbage and recycling, at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your normal scheduled garbage day.  If you have any questions regarding this pick up, please contact the Public Works Department at 630-554-3242.