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Posted on: March 5, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Residential Yard Waste and Brush Pick-up

Although the weather has been unseasonably warm, yard waste pickup through Allied Waste will not begin until the week of April 2 as a result of manpower scheduling requirements. Yard waste is collected on a weekly basis between April 1 and December 15 on the same day as refuse collection.

Yard waste generally consists of grass clippings, twigs, leaves, and plant material such as weeds, unwanted plants, and roots. Plants and roots should be free of dirt to the furthest extent possible. Yard waste may be disposed of in two-ply kraft paper yard bags or 35-gallon cans.

A yard waste sticker must be affixed to each bag or can.

The Village also offers a free brush pick-up service once per month from April through November during the first full week of the month. Types of brush include tree branches and shrub trimmings. Residents are invited to put these items out for removal on the Sunday prior to the week of pick-up, but no later than 7:00 am on the first Monday of each month.

Items considered to be brush consist of fallen or cut branches and limbs from trees and bushes which cannot fit into a biodegradable paper bag or a 35-gallon reusable container for regular yard waste pick-up.

Brush Pick-up Weeks start on the following days in 2012:
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 4 (Offices are closed September 3rd due to the Labor Day holiday)
October 1
November 5

In the interest of time and safety, we ask that residents place their brush on the parkway in the following manner:

* All brush must be placed in a neat compact pile on the parkway with cut ends facing the street with no roots attached. Piles should not extend the entire length of the parkway. One compact large pile is preferred over smaller separate piles.

* Brush must not be tied and should not be placed in containers

* Brush must not overhang into the street or sidewalk

* Do not place brush against a streetlight pole, fire hydrant, buffalo box, tree trunk, etc.

* All wire, vines or other foreign objects must be removed

* No root balls, grass, leaves or other yard waste can be mixed with the brush

* Branches can be no more than eight feet in length and eight inches in diameter

* Removal of branches or trees trimmed or removed by a contractor is the contractor’s responsibility

* Diseased trees, tree trunks, logs, decaying or rotted firewood will not be picked up

For additional information, please contact Department of Public Works at (708) 579-2328.

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