Branch Pick-up Program

    Branch Pick-up Program

The Village of New Lenox Public Works Department will now be offering a Branch Pick-up Program. The Branch Pick-up Program will be offered to residents beginning Tuesday, September 04, 2018 through October 31, 2018.  

Please follow these helpful guidelines to ensure that this service will operate quickly, safely and efficiently:

  • Beginning in 2019, the program will run from April 1 through October 31.  Depending on the weather, crews will be dispatched on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.
  • Branches must be placed in the parkway as crews will not encroach on private property to remove branches.
  • Residents will need to contact the Village’s Public Works Department by calling 815-215-4800 to be placed on the pick-up list.  
  • Materials that will not be picked up include but are not limited to railroad ties, wood telephone poles, construction material, lumber, stones, roots or root balls, vines, dirt, nails and metal.  These materials will damage our equipment and present unsafe conditions for Village crews and the general public.
  • Please do not tie or bundle branches.
  • Please place branches with thorns in a separate pile.
  • Only branches 1 inch in diameter or larger will be picked up, as smaller materials do not go through the chipper properly. The Maximum diameter size is 12 inches.   
  • When placing the branches in the parkway, please do not block the sidewalk, streetlight bases, manholes or fire hydrants. The cut end of the branches need to enter the chipper first. 

For longer branches that may block the sidewalk, we will require the cut ends of the branches be pointing to the left side of your property as you face your property from the curb. When the chipper pulls up to your home, the chipper opening will be facing the cut ends of the branches.  This allows our crews to load the branches safely and efficiently.   

For any storms with wind gusts reaching 50 mph and storms declared a disaster, the Village will be out patrolling the town for damage. We recommend that residents still call public works to schedule branch pick-up where the above guidelines would apply to ensure we do not miss your pick-up.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please call the Public Works Department at (815) 215-4800.



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