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Special Brush Collection

Brush needs to be at the curb on December 10 by 7 a.m.

Due to the blizzard conditions of the recent storm event and the damage to trees caused by heavy snow and high winds, the village will be offering a special brush pickup beginning Monday, Dec. 10. Residents must neatly place their brush at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 as crews will not return to the areas they service. This special brush pickup is open to single-family residences only; contractor-generated brush will not be collected. Residents are asked to follow the brush preparation guidelines listed below to ensure their material is collected. The next opportunity for brush removal will not be until the spring of 2019. 

  • Branches are to be neatly placed curbside with the cut ends toward the street. Unorganized or tangled brush piles will not be collected and the resident will be asked to re-stack the pile.
  • Only branches from trees and bushes (up to eight inches in diameter at the cut end) will be eligible for pick up.
  • Branches may be any length, though the ends must be cleanly cut with no attached root systems.
  • Items larger than eight inches in diameter, materials such as construction wood, branches with nails or spikes, wooden fence pieces/doors, firewood logs, rose bushes, poison ivy, small hedge/evergreen trimmings, and yard rakings cannot be mulched and must be disposed of by the resident through other means.
  • Brush pick up at any one residence will be limited to approximately 100 square feet of the front area along the parkway (approximately 6' high by 17' long).

Alternatively, residents are encouraged to use the yard waste disposal program provided by Republic Services. Yard waste collection runs through the second full week in December. Smaller brush and yard waste can be placed into biodegradable yard waste paper bags not to exceed 30 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight. Residents are asked to follow the brush preparation guidelines listed on the village's website to ensure their material is collected as part of this program. Those with questions on any of this information can dial 311 in the village or call (847) 895-4500 outside of Schaumburg for assistance.