**Note that Village Hall is closed due to COVID-19. Stickers can be purchased at Sugar Beet Food Co-Op, Jewel Food Stores, Pete's Fresh Market. Sugar Beet offers curbside pickup.**
Bundled brush and other yard waste are picked up for a fee on the regular garbage collection schedule from the first full week of April through the last full week of November provided green yard waste stickers are properly affixed to bundles of brush and containers of yard waste. Stickers can be purchased for $3.10 each at Village Hall, 123 Madison St., Sugar Beet Food Co-Op, 812 Madison St., Pete's Fresh Market, 259 Lake St., and Jewel Food Stores located at 438 Madison St., 7036 Roosevelt Rd. and 7572 Lake St. in River Forest. A yard waste sticker must be placed on each bundle of brush no larger than two feet in diameter, four feet in length, and not exceeding 50 pounds.
Residents enrolled in the Village's CompostAble program can continue discarding yard waste in their gray compost carts throughout the winter. Compst is collected from December through March on a bi-weekly basis. Click here to see the winter collection schedule.
Yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, branches, vines and any greenery produced from gardening or landscaping, must be placed in paper yard waste bags or rigid containers up to 32-gallons. Free Yard waste only container labels are available at Village Hall. Bundles of brush and yard waste bags and containers should be placed in the regular collection area no later than 7 a.m. on the same collection day as the trash. Unbundled brush also will be collected year round for a fee without an attached sticker if arrangements are made with the Village's waste contractor. To make an appointment for estimating the removal cost of brush, call the Village’s contractor toll free at 800.796.9696.
Holiday Trees: The Village’s refuse hauler collects holiday trees during the second and third weeks of January. Trees picked up at regular collection points on regularly scheduled pick up days if they are free of plastic bags, decorations and tree stands. Since all trees collected are mulched at a licensed composting facility and used for soil enrichment, wreaths and garlands cannot be collected for recycling because they contain wire. Place them in the trash container.