Yard Waste

Landscape Waste

  • It is hereby declared a nuisance  and unlawful to allow piles of brush and/or fallen or cut tree limbs to remain on the premises from which it was grown.
  • No piles of brush, tree limbs or grass clippings shall be allowed to be brought from a premises from which it was grown to another premises unless it is a landfill or compost site approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.


Disposal - Burning

  • You may burn yard waste that is not green on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Do NOT burn yard waste on the streets or gutters in front of your house.
  • Doing so damages the street and the yard waste gets caught in the ditches and drains.


Disposal - Garbage Pick-Up

  • The garbage company will pick up yard waste on Wednesdays if it is in paper yard waste bags and has a yard waste sticker on each bag.
  • Yard waste stickers may be purchased at City Hall during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm)
  • Yard waste is picked up through the first snowfall or December 1, whichever happens first.


Deposits in Ditches

  • It shall be the responsibility of landowners to maintain ditches abutting such owner's property free from debris, trash and other nonindigenous objects which may constitute a health or safety hazard.


Grass Mowing

  • Keep your grass and weeds mowed below 8 inches.
  • If the city has to mow your property, you will be billed $100 per lot per occurrence.