From March 14 through December 9, 2016, landscape waste in paper yard waste bags, clearly labeled cans and carts as well as bundled small branches will be picked up in the city's weekly yard waste collection program. A yard waste sticker must be attached to each bag, container or bundle placed at the curb for collection. State law prohibits grass clippings, leaves, garden waste and branches from being placed in landfills.
Place grass, weeds, small branches, twigs and leaves in 32-gallon paper yard waste bag, a clearly labeled 32-gallon can or a clearly labeled two-wheeled cart. Alternatively, branches less than three (3) inches in diameter may be tied in bundles that measure up to four (4) feet long and two (2) feet wide. Secure each bundle with biodegradable twine. Bags and bundles have a 60-pound weight limit.
Yard waste stickers cost $2.10 each and will remain the same price throughout the duration of the four-year contract with Waste Management. Stickers may be purchased from the City of Naperville Finance Department, 400 S. Eagle St. (hours) as well as the following businesses:
- Buikema's Ace Hardware, 963 W. 75th St.
- Buikema's Ace Hardware, 1030 Washington St.
- Buikema's Ace Hardware, 5035 Ace Lane
- Butera Market, 1290 E. Chicago Ave.
- Caputo's Fresh Market, 3115 W. 111th St.
- Casey's Foods, 134 W. Gartner Road
- Douglas Ace Hardware, 1212 S. Naper Blvd.
- Jewel/Osco, 1759 W. Ogden Ave.
- Jewel/Osco, 127 E. Ogden Ave.
- Jewel/Osco, 1227 Naper Blvd.
- Jewel/Osco, 2855 W. 95th St.
- Meijer, 808 N. Route 59
- Menard's, 715 Fort Hill Road
- Walgreens, 1779 Sequoia Road
- Walgreens, 400 S. Main St.
- Walgreens, 1303 Wehrli Road
- Walgreens, 63 W. 87th St.
- Walgreens, 3035 Book Road
- Walgreens, 612 Raymond Drive
Free Yard Waste Collection Program
From October 31 through December 9, 2016, the city offers a free yard waste collection program. During this six-week period homeowners may dispose of yard waste in 32-gallon paper yard waste bags or clearly labeled cans or carts, free of charge, each week on their normal garbage collection day. No paid sticker is required. Place bags at the curb on your normal garbage collection day during this six-week period. Branches and other yard waste that are tied into bundles require a sticker at all times.
Prior to October 31, a yard waste sticker is required on all bundled or bagged leaves and yard waste placed out for collection.
"Yard Waste Only" labels to clearly identify cans and carts are available free of charge at the Public Works Service Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive.
NEW! Yard Waste/Organics Program
Residents with greater yard waste needs and/or an interest in recycling organics such as food scraps can rent either a 64-gallon or a 96-gallon yard waste cart for an annual fee in lieu of purchasing paper yard waste bags and stickers.
Residents choosing to utilize this convenient service can place all of their yard waste in the provided cart as well as their food waste, thereby diverting more waste away from the landfill. Please note:food waste composting will only be available to residents who subscribe to the yard waste cart program to avoid animal pilferage.
To sign up for the yard waste cart program and order your cart, please call Waste Management at (800) 796-9696.
Yard Waste Collection Timeline
All yard waste collection ends for the year on December 9, 2016, and will resume again in March 2017.
The city also provides free curbside bulk brush collection beginning in May for branches and tree trimmings.