From March 17 through December 12, 2014, landscape waste in paper yard waste bags 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 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 bags. 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.
A yard waste sticker is required on each bag or bundle placed at the curb for collection on garbage day. Stickers cost $2.10 each and may be purchased at Naperville hardware and grocery stores or at the Municipal Center in the Finance Department. The sticker price will remain the same price during the five-year contract period with Allied Waste Services, through April 30, 2015.
From November 3 through December 12, 2014, the city offers a free bagged yardwaste collection program. During this six-week period homeowners may dispose of bagged yardwaste in 32-gallon paper yard waste bags, free of charge, each week on their normal garbage collection day. No sticker is required on the bags. 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 November 3, a yard waste sticker is required on all bundled or bagged leaves and yard waste placed out for collection.
All yard waste collection ends for the year on December 12, 2014, and will resume again on March 16, 2015.
The city also provides free curbside bulk brush collection beginning in May for branches and tree trimmings.