Branch Pick Up Program

 Branch pick up will return in the spring of 2019

The Branch Pick Up program is free for all single-family homes within Lisle’s corporate limits and provides for the collection and disposal of branches from residential properties. Please note that beginning this year, the program pickup schedule will rotate regions every season. Pickups are scheduled according to three regions (defined below) and the order in which the regions are picked up will change each season. (This is a departure from past practice of picking up regions in the same sequence every season). 

The program is intended for branches that have been trimmed or damaged by weather and does not include whole trees or shrubs.  


Program Guidelines

Thank you for participating in the fall branch collection. We collected your branches but noticed they were not bundled. Please note starting in the spring of 2019 all branches will need to be bundled and meet the following guidelines. 

Ø  All bundled branch piles need to be in the parkway by 7:00 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week.

Ø  Tie bundles  with natural twine or rope. Nylon, plastic or metal twines will not be accepted or collected.

Ø  Bundles shall not exceed 3 feet tall x 3 feet wide x 5 feet long and shall not exceed 50 pounds.

Ø  Place single logs up to 8 inches in diameter and 3 to 8 feet in length separately from bundle piles.

Ø  Place bundles in a line as close to the street as possible. The cut ends of the bundles shall be facing the street.

Ø  Whole tree and shrub removals and materials cut by contractors are not accepted and will not be collected.

Ø  The following materials are not accepted during the collection program:

o   Thorny Material (rosebushes, thorny branches)

o   Stumps and Root balls/Root systems

o   Evergreen Trimmings

o   Lumber

o   Railroad Ties

o   Firewood

o   Any items that contain metal. (nails, eyebolts, etc.)

o  Landscape materials (grasses, flowers, willow whips, vines, small twigs and branches).

Please place these materials in yard waste bags with a sticker attached to each bag. Lakeshore Recycling Systems will collect the waste bags on your trash day.

In the event that the guidelines are not followed, a Public Works staff member will place a Notice on the front door of the residence, indicating why the items were not collected. There is information on the tag to arrange for collection once the items have been properly bundled.

Should you have any questions regarding the branch collection program please contact the Public Works Department at 630-271-4180.

Properly Stacked Piles

 Following is an example of branch piles that are stacked and bundled properly:
Branch Piles
Red Tagged Piles
Branch piles that do not adhere to the above guidelines will receive a "red tag." The tag will indicate why the branch piles were not picked up and how to arrange for pick up once the branches have been stacked properly.

The following branch piles are examples of those that received "red tags":
Red Tag Pile 1
Red Tag Pile 2
Red Tag Pile 3
Red Tag Pile 4
Lisle residents can take mulch generated from the branch pick up at no charge. The mulch is located at the northwest corner of Main and Front Streets in Downtown Lisle.