Tree Branch Pick Up

General Chipping Regulations during Chipping Season:

The start location of the chipper will alternate depending on the month. The Chipper Crew will begin on the eastern or western edge of the Village and move across the Village until all the public streets have been serviced. Once a street has been serviced the chipper crew will not return until the next chipping date.

Chipping Service for public owned residential streets will begin in April. Please do not place branches on the right of way until the weekend before the chipping week.  After the last chipping week please remove any remaining branches from the right of way. Branches should not be left in the right of way between November and March. 

Residents living in a private subdivision or on private streets please call the Public Works Office 708-671-3721 no later than the Wednesday before the chipping week for chipping service at your address. Residents of Private Unit Developments must submit a request for service through their Homeowners Association and the Public Works Department must be notified of the addresses for service at least one week in advance of the chipping date. Either the resident or the Homeowners Association will be charged on their Utility Bill for receiving the chipping service. 

Chipping Service dates will be posted in the Spring. The chipper will begin on following dates during 2024 starting on the side of town listed below:

CHIPPER STARTS ON EAST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE ON: April 8, May 20, July 29, September 30, November 4 (Final Week)

CHIPPER STARTS ON WEST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE ON:  April 29, June 17, August 26, October 14

Please review all of the "Branch Chipping Regulations" before placing branches out for pick up. Branches placed out for chipping should measure between 3 feet and 8 feet in length and no greater than 6 inches in diameter. Piles of branches should be no larger than 4 feet high and 10 feet in length. 

Materials that cannot be chipped and will not be taken include: any type of branches from a species that produces thorns (whether or not thorns are present at the time of chipping), including branches from Buckthorn and Hawthorn trees or rosebushes; any branches with roots attached; root balls; vines; poison ivy or poison oak; lumber; old rotted or friable wood; fencing; railroad ties; or badly tangled branches.  

Weekly branch pick up is available through your yard waste service on your regular garbage day beginning April 1st through the November 30th service. Branches less than four feet can be placed in yard waste containers or in bundles less than fifty pounds. Bundles should be placed next to your yard waste container on your garbage day.