Branch Pick Up Program


2017  Branch Pick Up Program 

The 2017 Branch Pick Up Program is free for all single-family homes within Lisle’s corporate limits.

The program’s purpose is to collect residential branches that have been trimmed or damaged by weather, not for whole trees or shrubs that have been cut down by contractors.

Village crews will make one sweep through the entire community within a three-week period in the spring and fall.
Branches must be properly stacked at the curb during your scheduled pick up week or they will not be collected.

The following information applies to both the Spring and Fall Branch Pick Up Programs.  
Progress Map: Will be updated during the program weeks.

2017 Schedule 

Pick ups will begin on Mondays during the weeks listed below. 
Pick Up Times
Week of
Single Family Location
 9/11  North of BNSF (Metra) R.R. Tracks
 9/18  Between BNSF (Metra) R.R. Tracks and Maple Avenue
 9/25  South of Maple Avenue

Program Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Place branch piles in the parkway by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled pick up week
  • Tie branch piles with natural twine or rope (no nylon, plastic or metal)
  • Bundles should not exceed 3 feet tall x 3 feet wide x 5 feet long and weigh 50 pounds or less
  • Branches should be lined up as close to the street as possible – cut ends facing the street
  • Single branches up to 8 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length should be placed separately from the bundles
  • Thorny material (vines, roots, stumps) and landscape material (grasses, flowers) will not be collected

If the guidelines are not followed, a "Red Tag" will be placed on the branch piles, indicating why they were not collected and informing how to arrange for a pick up once the branches have been properly stacked.

Once Village crews pass through an area, they will not return. The Village’s hauler, Republic Services, will dispose of materials placed in yard waste bags with a yard waste sticker attached to each bag. 

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.