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Brush collection beginning May 8 aims to help residents with spring yard clean-ups


Above / Free, annual program can be tracked through interactive online map. Remember! Stack branches neatly on the parkway in front of a home, with cut ends facing the street. (PN File Photo)

The City of Naperville’s 2023 curbside bulk brush collection program begins the week of May 8. This program is an opportunity to dispose of large quantities of unbundled branches and tree trimmings at no cost.

The City is divided into five collection districts, which correspond with the weekly curbside garbage collection schedule. The collection cycle in each district takes one full week to complete. Residents can view the City’s interactive brush collection map at www.naperville.il.us/brushcollection to track collection progress in their neighborhood. Here is the brush collection schedule for May and June 2023:

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Homes with garbage collection on this day:

Must put branches by the curb no later than:

Branches will be collected once during:


Sunday, May 7

May 8-12


Sunday, May 14

May 15-19


Sunday, May 21

May 22-26


Monday, May 29

May 30-June 2


Sunday, June 4

June 5-9

Residents must place brush on the parkway the Sunday before collection begins in each area, with one exception. For residents with garbage collection on Thursday, brush should be placed on the curb on Monday, May 29, with collection beginning Tuesday, May 30, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Brush collection crews will make only one pass through each neighborhood. Brush put out after the crews have passed will not be collected.

For information on disposal of remaining brush, visit www.naperville.il.us/brushcollection.

Follow guidelines to help brush collection crews efficiently and safely collect brush

Brush Collection Specifications

  • Branches must measure between 3 and 8 feet in length and be no greater than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Stack branches neatly on the parkway in front of a home, with cut ends facing the street.
  • Brush piles must not be tied or bundled.
  • Places branches with thorns in a separate pile.
  • Brush will only be collected from the front of each residence, not from rear or side yards.

Not Accepted During Brush Collection

  • If a brush pile contains anything other than branches, it will not be collected.
  • Willow whips, vines and shorter branches must be bagged and placed out on a resident’s regular garbage day with a yard waste sticker attached.
  • Brush piles that are badly tangled, tied or contain nails, metal, stones, root balls, stumps, plant material or lumber will not be collected.
  • Tree trunks, roots, root balls and logs are not accepted in brush collection but may be disposed of with regular garbage. Please note 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 Dec. 15, 2023, residents also may dispose of bagged or bundled brush each week through the City’s yard waste collection program.

More information is available at www.naperville.il.us/yardwaste

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

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