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 3 and 17
February 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
April 4 and 18
May 2 and 16
June 6 and 20
July 4 (pick-up will start on the 5th due to the holiday) and 18
August 8 and 22
September 5 and 19
October 3 and 17
November 7 and 21
December 5 and 19