Spring Yard Waste Collection Set for End of April

Spring Yard Waste Collection Set for End of April

AURORA, IL - Due to the cooler temperatures and requests from residents, Groot’s spring yard waste collection, initially scheduled for the first two weeks in April, has been moved to the last two weeks of the month

New, Later Dates Spring Yard Waste

Spring yard waste collection in Aurora begins on Monday, April 18th and will run for two weeks. The collection of bundled brush begins on the same day and runs through early November.

Yard Waste Collection for Two Weeks

The free Spring Yard Waste Collection program runs from Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 29th. During these two weeks, residents do not have to use waste stickers to dispose of yard waste.

Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon recyclable paper bag and not exceed 60 pounds. Yard waste mixed with garbage or yard waste in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected.

Beginning Monday, May 2nd, a waste sticker, which is the same one used for excess garbage, must be attached to the bag.

Bundled Brush Collection through Early November

The free Bundled Brush Collection program also begins on Monday, April 18th and runs through Friday, November 4th. No waste stickers are required for this collection.

Branches and limbs that are ½ inch to 4 inches in diameter and 2 to 4 feet in length must be bundled and tied. The bundled brush should be placed at the curb in neat, manageable piles with the cut side of the limbs facing the street. Branches and limbs that are less than ½ inch in diameter are considered yard waste.

Brush that is not bundled and tied will not be collected. In addition, brush resulting from commercial tree trimming, which should be removed by the contractor, will also not be collected.

Collection on Regular Garbage Day

Both yard waste and bundled brush collection will take place on the regular garbage collection day and should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. that morning