While the Village encourages considering the mulching or composting of leaves, the Fall Leaf Disposal program does provide the opportunity for residents to dispose of leaves during the fall at no cost to the resident. Kindly note that the yard waste collection program, which runs from April 1 to December 15 through Flood Brothers, is separate from Village leaf collection in the fall.
The Village's fall leaf pick-up program will start Monday, October 2, 2023, and continue through to November 22, 2023.
Leaves are generally collected every other week from Village streets, but during the heaviest portion of the leaf season it will take crews up to three weeks to get through the entire Village. There is no set schedule or route. We ask your cooperation in placing the leaves at the proper location as explained below:
Leaves should be raked into the gutter on streets with curbs, approximately one foot from the curb. Do not rake leaves into one large pile.
All leaves must be free of brush, branches, and other debris. The collection program is for leaves only.
Leaves on La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, 47th Street, East Avenue, west side of Brainard Avenue and the east side of Gilbert should be placed on the parkway.
Leaves may become slippery when wet. Please drive safely around leaf piles.
Keep catch basins clear of raked leaves. Clogged basins may cause street flooding.
Note: In the event of snow, the Village will make every effort to finish leaf collection once snow clearing operations have been completed.