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Free leaf pickup is just around the corner

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again — time for temperatures to hopefully cooperate by cooling — when the calendar tells us it’s autumn. There’s a lot to love about this season, but leaves falling from trees might not be your favorite part. Be sure to make use of the Village’s annual daily leaf pickup program, which is free.

It begins this year on October 16 and runs through to December 8. Have your piles of leaves in place every morning by 8 a.m. on collection days. Take note: there will be no leaf pickup on holidays and weekends.

Leaf pickup rules:

  • No brush, sticks or grass clippings mixed in with your leaves. This service is for disposal of leaves only.
  • Because leaves will be applied to area land, landscape waste in the form of grass clippings and garden waste is prohibited since there is the potential for chemical residues that may interfere with future crop growth.
  • The process is easier and faster when leaves are placed in piles away from mailboxes, sign/utility poles and intersections so that the vacuum equipment can be used properly without causing delays.
  • To help keep the dust down that is produced by leaf pickup, it’s recommended that you sprinkle your piles of leaves with water prior to collection times.


Village policy states that staff can refuse to remove landscape waste deemed not in compliance with guidelines. Removing landscape waste other than leaves is not the responsibility of the Village.

Burn ordinance: Remember that there is not a burn ban in the Village, however, there is a burn ordinance with a minimum $25 fine for each violation. Only yard waste can be burned. Burning is only allowed on dry days and must be completed before dusk; that means no burning at night. Rules are there, according to Public Works Director Larry Coloni, to prevent anyone from being a nuisance to their neighbors.

If two days go by without your leaves being picked up, please contact Village Hall at 877-9445.

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