Residential Branch Pick Up Program

Public Works crews  pick up tree limbs year round during the first and third full week of each month.  In the event of a major storm, crews will conduct a special pick up.  Residents must phone in this type of request within 7 days following a storm.

The following is a list of helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing for pick up:

  • Pick ups must be called in by 4 pm the Friday before pick up week, please call 847-930-6050 ext. 4.
  • Please, be patient it could take a few days for crews to reach all scheduled pick ups.
  • All pick ups are limited to residential homes only and the branches must be generated on the property.
  • Crews will not remove branches from private property.
  • When placing branches for pick up, set them in the parkway before 7:00 a.m. the Monday of pick up week.
  • Be sure no foreign objects are in the brush piles such as wire, rope etc.
  • Place the branches so the cut ends face the street.
  • Limbs should be least least 3' in length and no larger than 10" in diameter; roots, stumps, vines, shrubs or building materials are not acceptable. Crews will not pick up piles larger than 8'x8' in area.
  • Make sure there is nothing obstructing the pile such as a vehicle. 
  • Yard rakings, garden material and small twigs should be placed in yard waste bags and set out with your normal refuse to be picked up by Groot.
January 7 and January 21
February 4 and February 18
March 4 and March 18
April 8 and April 22
May 6 and May 20
June 3 and June 17
July 8 and July 22
August 5 and August 19
September 3 and September 16
October 7 and October 21
November 4 and November 18
December 2 and December 16