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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

12/05/22 Update

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists has completed the third and final collection on both sides of the City. 

Lakeshore Recycling will provide free bagged leaf collection starting today, December 5 through December 28 (one day delay due to Christmas Holiday) for any remaining leaves. 

11/30/22 Update

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, will be completing the third and final east-side collection today.  Crews will transition to the third and final west-side collection tomorrow, Thursday, December 1.