Ric Offerman, Village President

Yard Waste Information

Yard Waste Season is April 1 – November 30

By Illinois state law, yard waste cannot be disposed of with regular garbage.

——– Helpful Yard Waste Reminders ——–


  • Grass clippings, leaves, branches, etc. are considered yard waste (no dirt or rock).


  • By Illinois State Law, yard waste must NOT be mixed with your garbage.


Bags, Cans and Branches
  • Yard waste can be placed in brown paper yard waste bags.  Bags can be found at most local grocery and hardware stores.   Unlimited brown bags are accepted.


  • Containers must be clearly marked Yard Waste and cannot be over 32 gallons or weigh more than 50 lbs.


  • Branches should be cut into 3-4 foot lengths and be no wider than 6 inches in diameter. Branches can be placed in the yard waste bag or put in reasonable-sized bundles tied with twine or string.