Brush Collection to Help Residents With Spring Yard Clean-ups

Free, Annual Program Can Be Tracked Through Interactive Online Map

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 to track collection progress in their neighborhood. Here is the brush collection schedule for May and June 2023:

Homes with garbage collection on this day Must put brush by the curb no later than these dates Brush will be collected one time during the week of
Monday Sunday, May 7, 2023 May 8-12, 2023
Tuesday Sunday, May 14, 2023 May 15-19, 2023
Wednesday Sunday, May 21, 2023 May 22-26, 2023
Thursday Monday, May 29, 2023 May 30-June 2, 2023
Friday Sunday, June 4, 2023 June 5-9, 2023

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 Follow these guidelines to help brush collection crews efficiently and safety 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  

For complete information on the curbside bulk brush collection program, visit or call the Department of Public Works at (630) 420-6095. To receive notifications regarding brush collection via Naper Notify, which delivers messages through a phone call, text message, email or smart phone app, 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