Tree Branch Pick Up


The start location of the chipper will alternate from east to west.  During the weeks of April 12, May 24, August 2, and  October 4 the Chipper Crew will begin on the eastern edge of the Village and move west across the Village until all the public streets have been serviced.  During the weeks of May 3, June 21, August 30, and the Final Week of November 1 the Chipper Crew will begin on the western edge of the Village and move east 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 on April 12, 2021.  Please do not place branches on the right of way until the weekend before the chipping week.  After the last chipping week of November 1, 2021 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 next chipping week for chipping 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 next 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 following dates during 2021 starting on the side of town listed below:

CHIPPER STARTS ON EAST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE ON:  April 12 -- May 24 -- August 2 -- October 4

CHIPPER STARTS ON WEST SIDE OF THE VILLAGE ON: May 3 -- June 21 -- August 30 -- Final Week November 1

 Please review all of the "Branch Chipping Regulations" at the top of the section on the left side of the screen,                      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 produce 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 November 30th.  Branches less than four feet can be placed in yard waste containers or in bundles weighing less than fifty pounds. Bundles should be placed next to your yard waste container on your garbage day.