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Village of La Grange Park
Village of Roses

Brush Collection

Two Alternatives for Brush Collection
The Village brush collection pick-up occurs on the Monday of the first full week of the month (May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2). Brush must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. A first sweep is conducted through the entire Village, picking up the smaller piles of brush.  Larger piles will be left for the end loader and dump truck to pick-up. 
 
If you miss putting your brush out, the yard waste can be packaged for the Village’s waste hauler (Republic Services) to pick up.  Brush and branches must be securely bundled with bio-degradable twine or rope.  Each bundle must be no more than four feet in length, two feet in diameter and weigh no more than fifty pounds.  Individual branches must be no larger than three inches in diameter.  A yard waste sticker must be affixed to each bundle.  
 
For those residents that have brush that needs to be picked-up outside of those weeks, Republic Services will collect brush under the Yard Waste program, if a yard waste sticker is affixed to each bundle. Please click here for more information on Republic's program.
 
Brush pickup is strictly for residents who have performed tree or brush work on their own property.  If no evidence exists that work has been performed on the property, the Village reserves the right to charge the resident for this service.  The brush will not be picked up until a check for payment of services is received, and our work schedule permits.
 
Contractors working for homeowners are NOT allowed to use this service, since we are not able to handle the quantity of brush that they produce.  If evidence exists or contractors are seen by our Village workers placing tree or brush debris at the curb, the Village will charge the resident for removal of the tree/brush debris.
 
Guidelines for the Brush Collection Program
  • Brush must be stacked neatly on the parkway, piled no more than 4-feet high, with the butt end facing the curb.  Please be sure that brush is not piled in such a way that interferes with motorist or pedestrian visibility.
  • In narrow parkways, if brush extends onto the sidewalk, the brush may be piled parallel to the curb.
  • Brush must be no longer than 6-feet in length and 4-inches in diameter.
  • Logs must be cut into small, manageable pieces, and should be kept separate from brush.
  • Stumps and root balls will not be picked up.  They should be removed from trees or bushes.