Free Brush Collection

Starting this April, the Village will offer FREE brush collection service once per month from April through October. This service is intended to provide an easy and convenient way for residents to dispose of tree branches from their property. The program will only be available to single-family residential dwellings. Multiple-family dwellings (i.e. apartments, condominiums, etc.) and commercial businesses are not eligible. Residents will be invited to put branches out for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday of their scheduled week. 

Collection will take place once per month from April through October during Public Works regular work hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guidelines for the program are below and will continuously be distributed to residents by way of the Village’s website, social media accounts and e-news blasts. Please note that brush generated by a private contractor is to be disposed of by the contractor. For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at (708) 957-4100.

Brush will ONLY be collected the week of scheduled collection. If set out later, it will not be collected until the following collection. Brush left out for collection not in accordance with Public Works guidelines may be subject to a citation by the Village’s code enforcement officer.

Items not collected by the village:

1.    Root balls or stumps

2.    Brush cleared or cut by contractors

3.    Any yard waste including but not limited to leaves, grass clippings, compost

4.    Any type of lumber, including construction lumber, landscape timbers, fence posts, or other processed wood products

5.    Brush put in bags, boxes or containers of any kind

6.    Foreign objects such as metal

Brush pile requirements:

Branches must be stacked in a pile on the parkway, with cut ends facing the curb, and placed away from parkway trees, mailboxes, utility poles/boxes, sidewalks, and hydrants. 

1.    Maximum diameter: 6 inches

2.    Maximum length: 12 feet 

3.    Brush piles should not be bundled in any way (string, twine, wire, zip ties, etc.)

4.    Brush should not be placed in containers

5.    Brush must not overhang into the street or sidewalk

6.    Do not pile higher than 4 feet

7.    Do not pile wider than 20 feet

Brush collection will occur monthly on the first and third week of the month starting in April and continuing through the end of October. All brush to be collected must be set out by 7:00 a.m. the Monday of collection week, but no earlier than 2-3 days prior to collection. 

Please be patient as volume, mechanical problems, and inclement weather may also create delays. Various weather events may change the schedule. No prior notice will be given to the residents for any changes to the schedule. 

2019 Brush Collection Schedule:

East of Railroad Tracks         West of Railroad Tracks

  • April 1                          April 15
  • May 6                          May 20
  • June 3                         June 17
  • July 1                          July 15
  • Aug 5                          Aug 19
  • Sept 3                         Sept 16
  • Oct 7                           Oct 21

Neighborhoods east of the railroad tracks will be serviced on the first week of the month, while the neighborhoods west of the railroad tracks will be serviced on the third week of the month.