Branch Collection Program
The branch collection service is performed under the direction of the Village Forestry Division. This free service is only available to single family detached residences and is offered three times a year, in the spring, summer and fall.
2013 Branch Collection Guidelines
Branches must be out by 7:00 AM on Monday of the Spring, Summer, or Fall Collection, not earlier than one week prior to each scheduled collection date.
- April 15
- July 15
- October 14
Woody branches ½ inch to 6 inches in diameter are the only items that will be picked up. (Note: any spikes, hooks or other metal objects must be removed).
Branches should not be placed at the curb/pavement edge any earlier than one week prior to the scheduled collection date.
Long lengths are favored provided branches do not block sidewalks and pedestrian access.
All branches should be placed at the curb or pavement edge and stacked in an orderly fashion with the cut or larger end toward the pavement.
Thorny tree branches should not be concealed inside piles. These require special care as to not cause injuries to the workers.
The following items are unacceptable:
Branches left out in a tangled mess.
Woody branches under ½ inch in diameter.
Leaves, vines, small (under ½ inch in diameter) flexible willow stems, herbaceous plants and weeds.
Large stumps, roots and root balls.*
Wooden fencing and construction lumber.*
The above items are considered yard waste and may be placed in biodegradeable Kraft paper bags or cans with stickers for pickup by Republic. Pick-ups commence April 1 and continue through November 30. The yard waste sticker fee for 2013 is $2.75. Stickers are available for purchase at the Village Hall, and also at area grocery and hardware stores. Questions concerning yard waste pick-ups should be directed to Republic at 847-981-0091.
*Large stumps, roots and root balls are considered trash and do not require a yard waste tag, provided each item is of manageable size and under 50 pounds. Wooden fencing and construction lumber are also considered trash, but require a special pick-up. Contact Republic for more information.
In the event of severe storms, the Village will provide storm damage collection of woody branches ½ inch to 6 inches in diameter. Please contact the Forestry Division at 630-671-5800 within 72 hours of storm for branch collection.