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November 5, 2018 - December 14, 2018
All Day
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-5740
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Free Leaf Pick-up

Monday, November 5, 2018

The 6-week annual free leaf pick-up for Lombard residents will be November 5th through December 14th (the second full week in December). An unlimited number of paper bags containing only leaves may be placed curbside on the normal waste collection day without need of stickers. However, yard waste stickers are required on any cans and also for nonresidential properties. Of course, paper bags may be placed prior to this period, provided that yard waste stickers are attached. The stickers cost $2.00 each and are available at local stores and Village Hall. Waste Management runs a separate truck to bring the leaves to farm fields for composting. Yard waste service will cease after this period and then resume the first week in April.

Leaves must not be blown or raked into the streets since they can block the storm drains and also raise phosphorus levels in ponds and streams, thereby contributing to algae growth in warm weather. The same is true for grass clippings placed onto streets. Mulching leaves and grass into lawns provides useful nutrients with no harm off-site.

The Village’s yard waste program with Waste Management runs from the first full week in April through the second full week in December. Except for paper bags of leaves during the free leaf pick-up, cans and bags filled with yard waste must have stickers. Properly bundled brush does not require a sticker at any time of the year. Each bundle of brush must be securely tied and not exceed 6 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter, nor 50 pounds. Individual limbs and branches must be less than 6 inches in diameter.