Yard Waste

Yard Waste Program
Waste Management will pick up yard waste the last week of March through the first full week of December. 

Acceptable Materials

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree branches (broken into a manageable length)
  • Brush (bundled, maximum 4 feet, 50 pounds)

Non-Accepted Materials

Dirt, stone, concrete, and rocks. No limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter. 

Container Setout Instructions

Place cart/bags against the curb by 6 a.m. on collection days and remove cart same day. Keep cart/bags at least four feet from parked cars, mailboxes and other obstacles that may prevent Waste Management team members from picking it up.

Yard Waste Carts

Yard waste carts are available to rent through the City's Water Department at (815) 838-0549. Yard waste carts can also be purchased from Waste Management Customer Service at (800) 964-8988. Yard waste can also be put in brown paper bags (no sticker necessary). 

More information about the services provided by Waste Management is available on Waste Management's Lockport Illinois Waste Services page.