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Brush Pickup Program

The Brush Pickup Program provides FREE curbside pickup and chipping of branches, which are then reused as mulch.  Last year, the program produced 1,765 cubic yards of mulch which was made available free to Village residents for use around shrubs and flower beds.  Brush will be picked up April, July, and October.

Accepted Brush
How to Stack the Brush
Set-Out Time
Village Brush Pickup Schedule
Another Option for Brush Pickup - Allied Waste Services

Back to TopAccepted Brush

What will be picked up

  • Branches with a minimum of two feet in length and a maximum of 10 feet in length and less than eight inches in diameter.

What will not be picked up

  • Small hedge or pine clippings.
  • Yardwaste or brush in containers.
  • Brush or branches with thorns.
  • Tree stumps or roots.

Back to TopHow to Stack the Brush

  • Neatly stack the brush in one direction with the butt end toward the street.
  • No lumber, wire, rope, or other material may be included with the brush.
  • Do not block the sidewalk when putting brush out!

Back to TopSet-Out Time

Brush can only be set out two days prior to 7:00 am on your pickup day.

Please do not put brush out after 7:00 am on the first day of the collection cycle.  Hold it for the next scheduled pickup

If you have problems or questions regarding the Village Brush Pickup Program, call (630) 823-5700.

Back to TopVillage Brush Pickup Schedule

Area 1

Streets north of Lake Street and west of Barrington Road

  • April 6, 2015
  • July 6, 2015
  • October 5, 2015

Area 2

Streets north of Lake Street and east of Barrington Road

  • April 6, 2015
  • July 6, 2015
  • October 5, 2015

Area 3

Streets south of Lake Street and north of Lawrence Avenue

  • April 20, 2015
  • July 20, 2015
  • October 19, 2015

Area 4

Streets south of Lawrence Avenue

  • April 20, 2015
  • July 20, 2015
  • October 19, 2015




Map of Brush Pickup Areas.  Area descriptions are to the left.

Please note that it may take more than one day to pick up all of the brush in a designated area.  If your brush has not been picked up on the first day, please be patient. 

Back to TopAnother Option for Brush Pickup - Allied Waste Services

If you miss your scheduled Village pickup, or if you do not wish to hold your brush until your next scheduled Village brush pickup day, you may put brush and branches out for pickup by Allied Waste Services on Fridays from April 3, 2015 through Saturday, November 28, 2015.

What Allied Waste Services will pick up

  • Bundles up to 48 inches long and up to 18 inches in diameter.
  • Individual branches that do not exceed 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Brush that is tied with natural fiber twine.
  • Bundles with a yardwaste sticker attached.  This is a must!  (Click here to read more about Yardwaste Collection and where to buy stickers in the Solid Waste section of our website.)

Allied Waste Services Set-Out Time

No later than 7:00 am on your regular Friday collection day.

Yardwaste collection will resume on April 3, 2015.  Remember, the final yardwaste and brush collection day from Allied Waste Services is Saturday, November 28, 2015.