Who will handle my branch/brush/yard waste pick up?
Brush/Branch pick up is handled by Waste Management on your regular garbage collection day. Yard waste collection begins the first week of April and continues until the last week of November. Simply set your yard waste bags/container (brown kraft bags or Yard Waste Tote) out with your refuse & recycling.

For branches & brush, the following conditions must be met:

  • 1. Cut branches into max. 4 ft. lengths
  • 2. Bundled with string or twine, up to 50 lb. bundles.
  • If you would like to order a Yard Waste tote for $2 a month (added onto your water bill), please contact the Water Department at (815) 838-0549, opt. 3.

    Note: Public Works will be offering branch pick up twice per year. In order to participate in this service, branches must be out on the 1st Monday of May for the spring service; or the 1st Monday of October for the fall service. Please note it may take up to 2 weeks for the branches to be picked up during these service times.

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    1. Will Waste Management take appliances / furniture?
    2. Will Waste Management pick up construction debris?
    3. Will Waste Management collect Christmas trees?
    4. Will Waste Management collect grass clippings and yard waste?
    5. What will not be collected by Waste Management?
    6. Will Waste Management collect carpet?
    7. Can I rent an extra garbage or recycling tote?
    8. Can I set out additional garbage / recycling containers and/or bags aside from the carts that were provided?
    9. What is the holiday schedule for garbage collection?
    10. Is there a senior discount for garbage service?
    11. Who will handle my branch/brush/yard waste pick up?
    12. How do I get a new recycling bin?
    13. Who do I call for garbage / recycling pickup?
    14. How do I recycle cardboard boxes?
    15. Who do I call if I still have questions?