Hey, it’s spring! At least until the snow comes at the back end of this week.
And spring means it’s brush pick-up time in Kane County, IL.
Here’s a look at some of the yard waste and brush pickup programs in Kane County communities.
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Groot will provide free pickup of leaves and branches (tied in bundles that are not more than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter) between April 11 through April 19 and again Oct. 1 through Dec. 14 in Algonquin.
Leaves must be placed in standard paper yard waste bags or reusable containers that are clearly marked with a red “X.” Place the bags or cans at the curb, which will be collected on your regular pickup day. Leaves placed in loose piles will NOT be picked up.
Grass clippings and other yard waste will still require a collection sticker. Any bags or cans that contain leaves mixed with other yard waste will also require a collection sticker. The stickers for garbage and yard waste are interchangeable.
Spring Clean-Up Day
Algonquin also has an annual spring clean-up day, which takes place April 6 or April 13.
The program is for single- family residences and townhomes that receive residential refuse and recycling services. The program encourages residents to reduce fire hazards in their homes and to “spruce up” their neighborhoods.
STICKERS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS SPECIAL PICKUP.
Typical discarded items include toys, old clothes, couches, beds, dressers, grills, and patio furniture.
The Spring Yard Waste Collection program runs from Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 12. During these two weeks, residents do not have to use waste stickers to dispose of yard waste.
Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon kraft paper bag and not exceed 60 pounds. Yard waste mixed with garbage or yard waste in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected.
Beginning Monday, April 15, a waste sticker, which is the same one used for excess garbage, must be attached to the bag.
Yard waste collection begins on residents’ regular refuse collection day the week of March 18. No stickers will be required for yard waste the first two collections of the season (weeks of March 18 and March 25).
The remainder of the season beginning with the week of Monday, April 1, through Nov. 30 shall require a disposal sticker.
Seasonal yard waste pick up with Waste Management runs from April 1 through Nov. 30 each year. As a reminder, yard waste pick up will begin Monday, April 1, 2019.
Fixed Yard Waste/Refuse Stickers are now available at the following locations for $2.85:
- Jewel – 2073 Prairie Street – St. Charles
- Jewel – 800 N Main St. – St. Charles
- Jewel – 375 Randall Rd – South Elgin
- Meijer – 855 S. Randall Rd – St. Charles
- Caputos Fresh Market – 622 Randall Rd – South Elgin
Seasonal Subscription Yard Waste Program
If you use more than seven yard waste stickers per month, the Seasonal Subscription Yard Waste Program could be a better value.
With the Seasonal Subscription Yard Waste Program, a 96-gallon Yard Waste-specific cart will be provided and there will be no sticker fees for up to three Kraft bags per week outside the cart.
Additional bags beyond three per week will each require a Service Sticker ($2.85 each). The Subscription Yard Waste Program is $145/season, requiring payment in advance, and runs from April 1 through Nov. 30 each year.
Please call Waste Management at 800-796-9696 if you are interested in signing up for this program.
Waste Management has resumed weekly brush pickup in Campton Township. The emerald ash borer quarantine is still on, but the company’s disposal facilities have now been approved to accept brush from our area.
Do not put any yard waste into your garbage cans. Mixed loads cannot legally be collected, will be left at your home.
Tree and bush branches can be securely tied together into bundles for pick-up. Attach a Waste Management yard waste sticker to each bundle. Bundles cannot exceed 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter or weigh more than 50 pounds.
The Campton Township Highway District offers brush pick-up as a service to township residents. It collects brush according to an announced schedule each year.
For details call the Highway District at 630-365-9300 or see the Campton Township website here, then click on the Highway District button at the top of the page, then on the Brush Removal button on the left.
Free yard waste pick-up is available to residents beginning the first Wednesday in April and ending the last Wednesday in November.
Yard waste should be prepared as follows: loose material should be bagged in Kraft type paper sacks or in a refuse can clearly marked “yard waste”. If you use a refuse can, be sure to leave the lid off, so the contents can be easily identified as yard waste.
You can also dispose of tree and brush material less than 2 inches in diameter. These should be cut and bundled with a biodegradable twine. Please keep limbs no longer than 4 feet in length and bundles no larger than 2 feet in diameter.
The village will collect downed parkway limbs and private property limbs from the parkway only after a significant storm event.
Yard Waste collection is included in your monthly fee. No stickers are required. Yard waste is collected at the curb from the first of April through Dec. 1.You must place the yard waste in a “Kraft” paper bag. Plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste or leaves. There is a 50 pound limit for each “Kraft” bag and/or bundle.
- April 1 through Dec. 1
- Yard waste can be set out using any of the following:
- two ply, biodegradable paper bags not to exceed 50 lbs.
- Containers not exceeding 35 gallons, marked with large “X” or “YW” or “YARD WASTE”
- 65-gallon yard waste carts are available for $3 per month
- 95-gallon yard waste carts available for $5 per month
- Brush bundles tied in biodegradable twine not exceeding 4 foot length, 2 foot width and 50 pounds.
- Organic Food Scrap may be mixed in with yard waste during the yard waste season. Organic Food Scrap includes: bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, egg shells, eggs, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, and vegetables.
Stickers are not required on bagged yard waste during the entire month of April and Oct. 1 through Nov. 30.
One refuse sticker must be affixed to each bag of yard waste for collection from May 1 through Sept. 30.
Yard waste is collected weekly April 1 through Nov. 30 on your scheduled pick-up day.
Yard waste includes materials such as leaves, brush, branches, grass clippings, plants, weeds and other similar waste.
Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft paper bags (maximum 33 gallons and 45 pounds) for collection. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be collected.
Geneva residents will be able to get a jump start on their spring yard work with free collection available during the final two weeks of March.
The free yard waste disposal is part of the city’s new refuse contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc., which was approved by the City Council last year. Yard waste bags set at the curb will be picked up for free – no refuse sticker required – on residents’ regular garbage day the weeks of March 18 and 25.
Yard waste should be placed in Kraft brown paper bags and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Accepted yard waste items include grass clippings, vines, weeds, leaves, plants, pinecones, small branches and garden waste.
Starting in April, a refuse sticker will need to be affixed to each bag as part of the regular yard waste program, which runs through November.
Tree limbs exceeding 1 inch in diameter should be disposed of as part of the City’s monthly brush collection that is scheduled to start in April.
Yard waste service runs April1 through Nov. 30 annually.
- Yard waste should be placed in brown 30-gallon biodegradable Kraft paper bags (available at many retail outlets). Place one prepaid Mill Creek sticker on each Kraft bag.
- Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted.
- Yard waste that cannot fit in Kraft paper bags may be bundled as follows: bundles of brush or branches must be securely tied using biodegradable cord, string, rope or twine, and may not exceed 50 pounds in weight, 2 feet in diameter, and 4 feet in length.
- Place one prepaid Mill Creek sticker on each bundle.
- In order to be collected,yard waste must be placed in the cart.
- Yard waste that cannot fit in the cart may be bundled as described above.
- Place one prepaid Mill Creek sticker on each bundle.
Yard waste collection is available from April 1 through Nov. 30.
All yard waste shall be placed in either paper yard waste bags or containers or cans not to exceed 32 gallons and weighing no more than 50 pounds.
Containers or cans must be clearly marked “Yard Waste”. Branches must be bundled and tied in 3-foot-by-3-foot bundles. During the months of October and November, leaves will be collected in paper waste bags only.
Annual Earth Day Cleanup
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 13, for Sleepy Hollow’s 3rd Annual Earth Day celebration in the Hollow.
Participants are asked to gather at 9 a.m. at the Village Hall to help clean up Sleepy Hollow roadways for the third consecutive year.
Last year, 20 people participated in keeping Sleepy Hollow beautiful. Bring a garbage picker, a 5-gallon bucket, and a great attitude to help keep our environment clean and aesthetically pleasing for all to enjoy.
The event will last until about noon. Rain date will be Saturday, May 11, if needed. Garbage pickers can be purchased at Home Depot as well as buckets.
With the onset of spring, the city of St. Charles is resuming regular yard waste pickup and brush collection.
Yard waste pickup starts April 1 and 2 on normal refuse pickup days. The first brush collection dates are April 15 for the East Side and April 22 for the West Side.
NOTE: There was a delay in the March 26 free yard waste pick up for the west side. Lakeshore Recycling Systems has apologized for the inconvenience and assures us that they will be by today (Wednesday, March 27) to complete the collection.
So please leave your bags out and they will be picked up today. If you have questions, please contact them at 630.581.8650 or StCharles@LRSrecycles.com.
The complete schedule is below:
2019 Brush Collection Pickup Dates
|East Side||West Side|
|April 15||April 22|
|May 20||May 28|
|June 17||June 24|
|July 15||July 22|
|August 19||August 26|
|September 16||September 23|
|October 21||October 28|
|November 18||November 25|
Brush Collection Reminders
- Brush should be put out before 7am on Monday of the scheduled pick up week.
- Cut ends facing the street, branches must be at least 3 feet in length and less than 12 inches in diameter.
- Do not tie bundles of brush with rope or wire and do not pile higher than 4 feet.
- Branches must be put on the parkway, in front of your house or along the frontage where refuse/recycling is collected.
- Please make every attempt not to park in front of the piles; crews will be unable to pick up the brush.
- For more information visit the City’s website at www.stcharlesil.gov.
St. Charles Township
St. Charles Township Road District has contracted with Trees ‘R Us to pick up the brush in unincorporated St. Charles Township.
Please go to the website www.stcharlestownship.org to get the rules and regulations in order to follow the instructions correctly for putting brush out for pickup.
The schedule dates for pickups will start on that Monday and should be completed by that Friday.
Here are the weeks scheduled for the 2019 Brush Pickup:
April 22, May 28, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept.r 23 and the last pickup Oct. 28.
If you have any questions, contact St. Charles Township Road District at 630-584-3496.
Yard waste is collected weekly April 1 through the last refuse pickup in November.
All yard waste must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or in a rigid container no larger than 32 gallons, clearly marked Yard Waste.
Brush and branches must be in bundles no longer than 4 feet and tied with biodegradable string or twine; no wire.
Yard waste cannot contain any garbage, litter, rocks, sod or dirt.
Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, trimmings, branches and other material accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubs and trees. Due to leaf decomposition, yard waste can not be placed in plastic bags nor can it be placed out for regular waste pick up.