Brush collection (PDF) starts on the first Monday of the month April through October. Brush needs to be out before Monday morning, but no sooner than the Friday before. Brush must be placed on the curb on the first Monday of the month, but it may be several days after before the city gets to your location. Once we go by your house, your brush will not be picked up until next month. If the first Monday is a holiday, the collection will begin on Tuesday.
No root systems are allowed and the brush is to be 8 inches or less in diameter. Place in the curb lawn area with ends facing the same direction.
All yard waste must be placed in paper bags. No plastic bags will be accepted. Grass, leaves and yard waste must not be placed on the street. Do not place brush around trees, sign posts or power poles.
You may also drop off brush and bagged yard waste Monday through Friday from 8am-4:00pm or Saturday 9am-2pm at the Compost Site (PDF) located at 45 Industrial Avenue.
During the fall leaf pickup season, leaves may be placed in the roadway in most areas, excluding Marshall Street, Division Street and East and West Chicago Street. This is the only time anything is allowed to be placed in the roadway. Check the City's website or local media for dates of these pickups.
This service is not intended to replace private contracting of tree and brush removal. The contractor is responsible for the removal of the brush limbs or other material resulting from tree trimming or pruning.