Annual Curbside Bulk Brush Collection Program Begins Week of May 16

Brush Collection Progress Can Be Tracked Through Interactive Map on City Website

The City of Naperville’s 2016 curbside bulk brush collection program begins the week of May 16. This 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 2016 is below:

Homes with garbage collection on this dayMust place brush on the parkway byFor collection one time during the week of
Monday May 15 May 16-20
Tuesday May 22 May 23-27
Wednesday or Friday May 30 May 31-June 3
Thursday June 5 June 6-10

Brush must be placed on the parkway the Sunday before collection begins in each area. Brush collection crews will make only one pass through 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 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. The public is also encouraged to sign up to receive notifications regarding brush collection via the City’s notification system Naper Notify, which delivers messages through a phone call, text message, email or smartphone app. To sign up, visit

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

  • Branches must measure between three and eight feet in length and be no greater than 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 9, residents may also dispose of bagged or bundled brush each week through the City’s yard waste collection program. More information can be found at

For complete information on the bulk brush collection program, visit or call the Department of Public Works at (630) 420-6095. For more information on the City of Naperville, visit


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

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