Public Works Department
the Public Works Director
BRANCH CHIPPING BEGINS
APRIL 15, 2013
Chipping Service for public owned residential streets will begin on
Monday, April 15, 2013. Please do not place branches on the right of way
until the weekend before the chipping date. Please move back any
branches out of the right of way during the winter. If you live in a
Private Subdivision or on a Private street please call the Public Works
Office 708-671-3721 no later than the Wednesday before the chipping date
for service at your address. Residents of Private Unit Developments must
submit a request for service through their Home Owners 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 Home Owners Association will be charged on their Utility
Bill for receiving the chipping service.
Chipping Service will begin on the east end of the Village on the
following weeks during 2013:
April 15, May 6, May 20,
June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, October 7 and October 28,
Preparing branches for pickup:
Branches must measure
between 3 feet in length and 8 feet in length and be no greater than
6 inches in diameter. Tie smaller branches together with string or
twine. Branches shorter than 3 feet in length should be placed in
yard waste containers or paper bags and placed out on garbage day.
Yard waste will be collected by Allied Waste, telephone number (708)
Stack branches neatly on
the right of way with cut ends towards the street. Do not stack in
the drainage swale. Piles of branches that are badly tangled will
not be picked up.
Piles are to be no
larger than 4 feet high and 10 feet in length. Any branches stacked
outside of these parameters will not be collected.
All material must be set
out no earlier than the weekend prior to the week of collection.
All residents will be
allowed a maximum of 20 minutes per property of wood chipping time.
Any brush left that has not been collected due to excessive amounts
or for any other reason marked on the tag left the day of chipping
service must be moved back onto the private property within 24 hours
Raked-up material, bark,
and other small debris should not be included with branches. It will
not be taken or cleaned up. Dispose of raked-up material, bark or
small debris in yard waste containers or paper bags and place out
with your regular garbage pick-up.
Materials that will not
be picked up include: any type of roots, root balls, lumber, old
rotted or friable wood, fencing, railroad ties, rosebushes, vines,
thorny material of any kind or poisonous materials of any kind such
as poison ivy or poison oak. Badly tangled branches will not be
Branches placed on right
of way for removal must have originated from the parcel where
located. Land clearing operations are to be removed by either a
contractor or the use of a dumpster. Groundskeepers and Landscapers
hired to trim branches or remove trees are responsible for removing
branches from the property. Branches will not be picked up from
vacant properties or properties under construction.
Wood chips are available
for residents by the 6 yard truck load during chipping season. Call
the Public Works Office at 671-3721 and leave your name, address,
and phone number where you can be reached during chipping hours,
woodchips cannot be delivered if we are unable to contact you.