Yard Waste Collection

Two Free Weeks of Yard Waste Collection

Get a jump on spring yard clean up.  During the weeks of March 23 & 30, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will pick up yard waste bags on your normal refuse collection day for free - no sticker required.  Then beginning April 6, regular yard waste collection will begin and stickers will be required.  Yard Waste consists of twigs, trimmings, leaves, etc. and should be placed in a generic Kraft paper yard waste bag that is limited to 50 lbs. of yard waste.

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.

Free Bagged Yard Waste Collection Dates

Free bagged leaf pickup takes place during the month of December and the last two weeks of March. 

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.
Blue Goose Grocery (Waste Stickers & Blue Bags)
300 S. 2nd 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 Mar 25, 2020