Yard Waste Collection

Illinois law prohibits disposing of yard waste (lawn clippings, brush, branches, pumpkins, etc.) with regular household refuse. The Village provides curbside collection of yard waste, however, additional collection procedures and charges apply. The yard waste collection program does not include the collection or disposal of soil and dirt. 

Yard Waste Bags & Stickers

Residents are required to purchase yard waste bags from local home improvement stores and affix a Village yard waste sticker on the bag. Stickers can be purchased at Village Hall, Grand Foods, and Lakeside Foods for $2.50 each. Bags will be picked up curbside on your designated yard waste pick-up day. Other yard waste, like brush and branches, must be bundled with rope (not wire) and each bundle must have a sticker affixed.


Yard waste must be set out curbside by 7 AM on your regular refuse collection day. From April through the end of November, yard waste is collected twice per week. The standard yard waste schedule for the Village is as follows:

  • Monday Collection: Monday and Thursday 
  • Tuesday Collections: Tuesday and Friday
  • Wednesday Collections: Wednesday and Friday
  • Thursday Collections: Monday and Thursday 
  • Friday Collections: Tuesday and Friday

Large branches and brush collection drop off locations:  

Des Plaines Material and Supply
1269 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Mr. K Garden and Material Center
1440 Higgins Rd
Park Ridge, IL 60068