Leaves are still hanging onto trees — at least, as of Oct. 4 in Kane County, IL.
But it won’t be long before they start coming down in droves. That’s why many Kane County communities have special brush pickup and leaf pickup options.
Leaf-collection programs in Kane County are, if you’ll pardon the pun, a mixed bag. Some already have started, some don’t start until later this month.
The following is a roundup of news release and website information on leaf-collection dates for municipalities in Kane County. If we missed any, please email the news release to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the Kane County communities not listed below have a yard waste collection program under which all yard waste must be placed in biodegradable paper bags. Typically, those programs run though October and November, but you should consult your municipality’s public works department for up-to-date information.
Free Leaf and Branch Collection Starting Oct. 4
Free leaf collection for Algonquin residents, provided by Groot, will begin October 4 and continue through December 15, on regular collection days. Please be aware that no collection of yard waste will take place following December 15 collection, until March 2019.
Leaves in loose piles will not be collected. All leaves must be placed in standard paper yard waste bags or in reusable 32-gallon trash containers that are clearly marked. You may use a large and visible, red “X” to indicate yard waste on your reusable container.
During this time period, Groot will also provide free pickup of branches. Branches must not exceed 2 inches in diameter and must be tied in bundles which are not to be more than 4-feet in length, 2-feet in diameter and less than 50 pounds in weight.
Other yard waste, including grass clippings, plantings, sod, and woodchips, will require a collection sticker. Any bags or cans that contain leaves mixed with other yard waste will also require a collection sticker.
Also, please remember that putting leaves or yard debris into the street or on the sidewalk is prohibited by the Algonquin Municipal Code.
For more information, visit www.algonquin.org/groot.
SOURCE: village of Algonquin news release
Free Fall Leaf Collection Begins Oct. 15
Fall is soon to arrive and Aurora residents will be able to dispose of their leaves for free as part of the City of Aurora’s Annual Leaf Collection Program.
The free Fall Leaf Collection Program begins on Monday, October 15 and ends on Friday, December 7.
Leaves must be put into a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag and placed at the curb on the regular garbage pickup day by 6:00 a.m. No waste sticker is needed.
Yard waste collection will also take place through Friday, Dec. 7, as well. On the regular garbage pickup day, yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag not to exceed 50 pounds.
Each bag must have a waste sticker attached. The stickers used for yard waste are the same as the stickers used for excess garbage. Yard waste mixed with trash or yard waste in a trash can or plastic bag will not be collected.
Residents are also being reminded that brush must be bundled for collection. Unlimited bundled brush collection is in process and will end on Friday, Nov. 2.
Branches and limbs 1/2 inch to 4 inches in diameter and 2 feet to 4 feet in length must be bundled. Each bundle must weigh less than 50 pounds. Bundled brush does not need a waste sticker. Brush less than 1/2 inch in diameter is considered yard waste and must be packaged as previously described.
SOURCE: city of Batavia website
Campton Township Highway District’s Fall Brush Pick-up Begins Oct. 1, 2018
- Editor’s Note: These are pickup times for brush, which does not include leaves. According to the Highway District guidelines, “Brush is hereby defined as trimmings from bushes or shrubs, as well as tree branches from trimming and/or pruning trees. Not considered to be brush are logs, root balls (not dirt), stumps, grass clippings, flowers, weeds, plants, leaves, lumber or anything in plastic bags or other such containers.”
The Highway District has announced the Fall 2018 dates for brush pick-up in Campton Township. Brush must be placed on the edge of the road by the weekend before the scheduled pick-up in your area:Fall Brush Pick-up:
- Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 5, for north of Route 64
- Tuesday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12 for south of Route 64
- Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19, for Campton Hills in Plato
Curbside Leaf Program Starts Mid-October
The village of North Aurora offers a free leaf pickup service to residents. The leaf pickup program runs from mid-October through late November, and is provided to residents every other week.
For residents living on the west side of the river, pickup begins on the third Monday of October. Residents living east of the river pickup will begin on the fourth Monday of October. When completed each side of town will have received three pickups.
Note: Even though pickup begins on Monday at 7 a.m. all streets can not be service in one day.To ensure pickup during the designated east/west weeks please have your leaves out by 6:30 a.m. Monday of the specific week, to ensure pickup in case your street is serviced first.
The village’s annual Leaf Collection Program will begin on the week of Oct. 15 and continue until approximately Nov. 30, weather depending.
Please rake leaves into the street approximately one foot from the curb. Be sure the pile consists of leaves only, and is free of sticks, rocks and other debris that will damage leaf collection equipment.