Branch Pick Up Program

New Pickup Schedule Rotation for Branch Pick Up Program – Begins in April

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.  See below for a schedule of pickups and program guidelines.


2018 Schedule 

Pick Up Times
Week of
Single Family Location
April 30th
Between BNSF Railroad Tracks and Maple Avenue
May 7th 
South of Maple Avenue
May 14th 
North of BNSF Railroad Tracks

Program Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Bundles should not exceed 3 feet tall x 3 feet wide x 5 feet long and should weigh 50 pounds or less.
  • Place single branches up to 8 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length separately from bundles.
  • Do not include vines, roots, stumps, grasses, flowers, weeds or dirt.
  • Tie branch piles with natural twine or rope (no nylon, plastic or metal)
  • Place branch piles in the parkway by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled pickup week. Once Village crews pass area they will not return if branches are put out later in the week.
  • Branches should be lined up as close to the street as possible – cut ends facing the street.

Failure to follow the guidelines will result in the issuance of a Red Tag.  The tag will list why the branches were not collected, steps to take to properly prepare them, and a phone number to call and reschedule the pickup. Improperly placed branches must be addressed by the Friday of your pickup week.

Properly Stacked Piles
 Following is an example of branch piles that are stacked 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.