Due to significant feedback from Lisle residents at the end of 2017 and into the start of 2018, the Village of Lisle made the decision to move the Leaf Collection Program later into the fall season. The program began the week of October 29, 2018 and was planned to continue for five full weeks, weather-permitting. Due to the severe winter storms that began on Monday, November 26, the program was cut short by one week.To address this situation, the Village of Lisle arranged for one free leaf pickup to be conducted by LRS on Wednesday, December 5 during the weekly garbage/refuse and recycling pickup.
Residents are reminded that weather is a variable that is not able to be predicted when the scheduling of programs such as the Leaf Collection Program are made months ahead of when they are to begin. In regard to the Public Works equipment that is used to pick up leaves, there are competing interests when that equipment is required to transition into snow removal efforts. When the winter storm came on November 26, the Public Works equipment and vehicles had to be converted from leaf collection and removal services, into snow removal operations.
For leaves that are left over, or for those that are unable to set out by December 12 for any reason, residents are encouraged to learn more about leaf composting and mulching. Please contact local nonprofit SCARCE for more information at 630-545-9710 or visit www.scarce.org.