Residents Asked to Mark Landscape Waste Containers

Residents Asked to Mark Landscape Waste Containers

Northern Illinois Disposal has requested that residents mark containers to be used for landscape waste recycling with a black “X” to clearly set them apart from regular trash pickup.

“Now that all refuse and recycling is collected the same day, we want to be sure that each type of waste goes into the appropriate truck” said Chad Gelderloos from Northern Illinois Disposal.

All yard waste such as grass, leaves, flowers, plants, and sticks are recyclable through the yard waste recycling program every week, on your regular garbage day. All stick bundles must be tied together with string and cut in lengths of five feet or less with individual limbs not to exceed six inches in diameter. Larger limbs should be placed out 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.

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 piled 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 beginning March 17 and running March through November. 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, scheduling a pickup, or if you would like wood chips.