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Curbside bulk brush collection program begins in late May


Collection moved later in the month to allow residents additional preparation time

The City of Naperville’s annual curbside bulk brush collection program will begin two weeks later this May to provide residents with extra time to prepare their brush for collection. This popular free program is an opportunity to dispose of large quantities of unbundled branches and tree trimmings at no cost.

The City is divided into four collection districts corresponding to the weekly curbside garbage collection schedule. Each district collection takes one full week to complete. The schedule for May/June 2012 is as follows:

Homes with garbage collection on this day Must place brush on the parkway by  For collection one time during the week of
Monday May 20 May 21-26
Tuesday May 28 May 29-June 2
Wednesday or Friday June 3 June 4-9
Thursday June 10 June 11-16


Brush must be placed on the parkway the Sunday before collection begins in each area. Brush collection crews will make only one pass in each neighborhood. Brush put out after the crews have passed will not be collected.

Residents will once again be able to view the City’s interactive bulk brush collection map at www.naperville.il.us/brushcollection.aspx to track collection progress in their neighborhoods. The map will be updated daily and allows users to zoom in on an area of interest and see detail on the streets where collection has been completed, is in progress or has yet to begin.

Brush must be properly prepared for collection and meet the following specifications:

  • Branches must measure between three and eight feet in length and may be up to six inches in diameter. Shorter lengths may be bagged or bundled and placed out on garbage day with a yard waste sticker attached.
  • Branches should be stacked neatly on the parkway in front of a home with cut ends facing the street. Brush piles that are badly tangled will not be collected. Branches with thorns should be placed in a separate pile.
  • Brush will only be collected from the front of each residence, not from rear or side yards.
  • Brush piles must not be tied or bundled.
  • Willow whips, vines and shorter branches must be bundled or bagged in paper yard waste bags with a yard waste sticker affixed for collection on a resident’s regular garbage collection day.
  • Brush that is tangled, tied or contains nails, metal, stones, vines, willow whips, root balls, stumps, plant material or lumber will not be collected. If brush contains anything other than branches, it will not be collected.
  • Tree trunks, roots, root balls and logs are also not accepted but may be disposed of with regular garbage according to City regulations. Please note that there is a 32-gallon can and 60-pound weight limit.

A tag will be affixed to any brush pile that is not picked up explaining why it was not collected. From now through December 14, residents may also dispose of bagged or bundled brush each week through the City’s weekly yard waste collection program. More information about the weekly yard waste collection can be found at www.naperville.il.us/yardwaste.aspx.

For complete information on the City’s bulk brush collection program, visit www.naperville.il.us/brushcollection.aspx or call the Department of Public Works at (630) 420-6095.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.


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