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Yard Waste

Where to Buy Waste Stickers and Bags

Stickers for yardwaste bags/refuse and half-refuse bags (20 gallon) can be purchased at the following locations:

Do it Best Hardware (waste stickers only), 3619 E. Main Street
DG Ace Hardware (waste stickers only), 2650 E. Main Street  
Meijer Foods (waste stickers only), 855 S. Randall Rd.
Ace Hardware (waste stickers only), 617 W. State St. (Geneva)  
Jewel Foods (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 652 Kirk Rd.
Jewel Foods (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 2073 Prairie St.
Jewel Foods (waste stickers only), 375 Randall Rd. (South Elgin)

Yard Waste Collection

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

Weekly Leaf Collection Update

UPDATE - 12/08/21

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, completed the third and final vacuum collection on the west side of the City.  This concludes the curbside collection portion of the City's leaf collection program.  

Residents can bag any remaining leaves and place them at the curb on their regular refuse collection day and Lakeshore Recycling Systems will collect them for free through the month of December.