Yard Waste Collection

Free Bagged Yard Waste Collection Dates

Free bagged yard collection will take place the weeks of March 18, March 25, April 1 and April 8 on your regular refuse day. 

Yard Waste Collection Information

Stickered yard waste is collected from April through November 30 on your regularly scheduled refuse day.

Yard waste toters are also available for monthly rental. See the pricing page for more information.


How the Program Works

1. Mix the composting materials with regular yard waste (grass, leaves, twigs) in:

            a. Brown paper yard waste bag, with a sticker

            b. Your own plastic container, no larger than 35-gallons, with a sticker

            c. Lakeshore Recycling Services yard waste cart (subscription required)

2. Place at the curb for pick up on regularly scheduled refuse collection days

Click here for more details on curbside composting.

Types of Yard Waste Collected

Yard waste consists of twigs, trimmings, leaves, etc. and should be placed in a generic Kraft paper yard waste bag with a refuse/yard waste sticker affixed to the bag.  The following items are considered one disposal unit and require a prepaid disposal sticker:

  • Generic Kraft paper bag, limited to 50 pounds of yard waste.
  • Bundles of brush or branches, tied with twine and with a refuse sticker affixed, no longer than 3 feet in length or weighing over 50 pounds. Branches cannot exceed 3 inches in diameter.
  • Holiday trees.
  • Yard waste mixed with normal waste or placed in plastic bags will not be picked up.

Waste stickers can be purchased at the following locations:

DG Ace Hardware (Waste Stickers Only)
2650 E. Main Street
Meijer Foods (Waste Stickers Only)
855 S. Randall Rd.
Ace Hardware (Waste Stickers & Blue Bags)
617 W State St. (Geneva)
Jewel Foods (Waste Stickers & Blue Bags)
652 Kirk Rd.
St. Charles Hardware (Waste Stickers & Blue Bags)
3619 E. Main Street
Jewel Foods (Waste Stickers & Blue Bags)
2073 Prairie St.

City Hall (Waste Stickers & Blue Bags)
2 E. Main Street

Jewel Foods (Waste Stickers Only)
375 Randall Rd. (South Elgin)

For additional information about Yard Waste Collection, please contact the Public Works office at (630) 377-4405.

updated Feb 20, 2024