Yard Waste Recycling by Northern Illinois Disposal
All yard waste such as grass, leaves, flowers, plants, and sticks are recyclable through the yard waste recycling program beginning March 15 and continuing until December 15. All yard waste recycling will be picked up on the same day as your residential trash pickup. All stick bundles must be tied together with string and cut in lengths of five feet or less. Larger limbs should be placed out for brush pickup. Yard waste may be placed in paper landscape waste bags or a standard garbage container with handles, although not a recycling container, at a maximum size of 32 gallons and weighing less than 50 pounds. Plastic bags are not permitted for yard waste recycling. Place your yard waste at the curb by 5:00 AM on the morning of pickup. For more information, contact Northern Illinois Disposal at 800-930-7321.
Brush Pickup by City of Rochelle Street Department
Large piles of brush that are too large for yard waste recycling, will be picked up once a month by the City of Rochelle Street Division. The City's brush program is intended for the disposal of limbs and branches removed by the property owner. Brush should be placed curbside in piles not exceeding 8 feet in length. Limbs larger than 6 to 8 inches in diameter should be in a separate pile cut for crews to safely handle. Brush should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. for pickup on the third Monday of the month, March through December. Brush may be chipped or tractor loaded and wood chips are available free of charge to all Rochelle residents. Call the City of Rochelle Street Division at 562-2494 with questions regarding removal of large amounts of brush or if you would like wood chips.