Yard / Land Waste
Landscape Waste Program
Yard waste collection is provided on a pay-as-you-throw basis. Yard waste consists of grass, shrubbery clippings, leaves and plant material. It is to be set out in 30-gallon Kraft paper bags, designed for the collection of yard waste, or in 35-gallon (max) refuse cans clearly marked "yard waste only". A prepaid yellow yard waste tag must be affixed to each bag or can set out. Yard waste bags or cans are not to exceed 50 lbs when full. Do not use plastic bags for yard waste (plastic cannot be tub ground, composted or tilled into soil). Yard waste is limited to what is generated at the residence being serviced. The waste must be out by 6:00 a.m. along with refuse during the yard waste collection season. Yard waste is collected from April - November 30th each year.
Yard waste pickup may extend past Thanksgiving, even if it stretches into December. Updates will be provided on this page and our social media accounts.
In addition, residents will be allowed to dispose of an unlimited number of Kraft paper bags of leaves without affixing yard waste disposal stickers during the final seven weeks of yard waste collection.
Yard waste collection resumes April 1, 2020.
Yard waste stickers
The yellow yard waste stickers, required for yard waste collection services, are available for purchase at Village Hall. Other sites offering yard waste stickers for purchase can be found on Roy Strom’s website, linked in the gray bar on the left.
Tree branches not exceeding 4 inch in diameter, bush trimmings and plant stocks must be tied into bundles using twine, not to exceed four feet in length, 18 inches in diameter, and not weigh more than 50 lbs.
Throughout the spring, summer and early fall, leaves are disposed of in YW bags or cans using a prepaid Yellow Yard Waste Tag for each bag/can set out. In addition, residents will be allowed to dispose of an unlimited number of Kraft paper bags of leaves without affixing yard waste disposal stickers during the final seven weeks of yard waste collection. Below are dates when free leaf collection will be available:
2019 fall leaf collection dates: The week of October 21, 2019 through the week of December 5, 2019.
Reminder: During the free leaf collection dates leaves in garbage cans MUST have a prepaid yellow yard waste tag. The free leaf collection is only for leaves in paper yard waste bags.
Rocks, sod, bales of hay, and landscape timbers are not landscape waste and should not be placed in yard waste cans or bags. These items require a special pick up service.
Collection times change. Make sure refuse, recycling, leaves, and yard waste are set out at the curb by no later than 6 a.m. on collection day. Village ordinance allows items to be set out after 7 p.m. the evening before collection day.