2017 Spring Leaf Collection Information
Public Work’s leaf pick-up program will start a week early this year due to the quick onset of winter weather and continual freezing temperatures last year – PW will start picking up leaves at the curb on March 27 and run through April 13th – NuWay starts leaf pick up the first week of April and will continue on your respective pick up date through April 14th. Leaves for Nuway pickup must be in the kraft bags but no sticker is needed.
Curbside Yardwaste Collection All yardwaste must be contained in 33-gallon brown paper bags, specifically designed for yard debris. Each bag must have a NuWay Disposal yardwaste sticker affixed to it. Blue 95-gallon yard waste carts are also available to rent from NuWay Disposal. For pricing information, please call the (their) office at (708) 479-9555. Branches may be cut into 3' or 4' lengths, no larger than 6" in diameter, and placed into the bags or tied into reasonable sized bundles. Each bag and or bundle must have a yardwaste sticker attached for the material to be collected. No plastic bags or any household garbage or wrappings should be mixed in the yardwaste bags or carts. We will not be able to collect any yardwaste containers that have these contaminants in them. Yardwaste will be collected one time per week on the same day as your household waste from April 1 through November 30.
When using the blue 95-gallon yardwaste containers for refuse during the months of December through March, you must attach 3 red garbage stickers to the cart or your garbage will not be picked up.
Free Leaf Pick-Up Period We would like to remind Village residents that the Village of New Lenox offers its residents an alternative to leaf burning. Each Fall during a 6-week period and each Spring during a 2-week period, leaves that are bagged in the brown paper yardwaste bags are collected free of charge to the residents. As part of the Village’s contract with our disposal service, Village residents who place their leaves in brown paper yardwaste bags do not have to affix yardwaste stickers on the bags during the 6-week during the Fall and 2-week period during the Spring. These yardwaste bags are collected by Nu-Way on the same day as your regular garbage collection. The fall free leaf collection usually starts the middle week of October with the ending day typically the last Saturday in November, which coincides with the annual end-dates of landscape waste facilities’ season. Our Spring free leaf collection period typically begins the first week of April and runs for two weeks. Please note: Yardwaste bags filled with grass clippings, garden waste, and brush still require that yardwaste stickers be affixed to each bag or bundle.
Free Leaf Bags for Senior Citizens In addition to the free leaf collection for bagged leaves, the Village offers ten free yardwaste bags per Fall for our Senior Citizen Households. Each fall, our senior residents are provided ten free yardwaste bags as part of our refuse contract with NuWay Disposal. We would like to remind Village residents who are Senior Citizens (over the age of 65) to stop by Village Hall to get their packet of ten free yardwaste bags. Bags will be available from mid-September through the end of November.
Nu-Way Yardwaste Stickers: Our refuse stickers are available for purchase at the following locations:
Jewel/Osco 2021 E. Laraway 815-463-4950
Berkots 2141 Calistoga Drive 815-463-5046
Jewel/Osco 475 Nelson Road 815-462-0018
Village of New Lenox 1 Veterans Pkwy 815-462-6400