Northern Illinois Disposal will resume weekly Yard Waste Recycling with pick-ups beginning March 14th. Yard waste is collected on your regular garbage day.
All yard waste such as grass, leaves, flowers, plants, and sticks are recyclable through the yard waste recycling program every week, beginning March 14 and continuing through December 15. All stick bundles must be tied together with string and cut in lengths of five feet or less with individual limbs not to exceed four inches in diameter. Larger limbs should be placed at the curb for brush pickup. Yard waste may be placed in kraft paper 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.
Rochelle Street Department will resume brush collection on the third Monday of the month beginning March 21 and continuing through December. Brush should be placed in the parkway by 6:00 a.m. for pickup.
The City’s brush collection program is for the removal of brush and tree limbs too large for weekly yard waste recycling. Brush and tree limbs set out for collection shall be placed in the parkway, parallel with the curb, 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. Do not place brush in the street or over sidewalks. Brush and tree limbs removed by a contractor must be properly disposed of by that contractor. The City will not accept brush or tree limbs set out by contractors. Brush may be loaded with a tractor or chipped. Wood chips are available at the Street Department yard free of charge to all Rochelle residents. Please contact the City of Rochelle Street Division at 562-2494 with questions or if you would like wood chips.