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Free Leaf Collection

Post Date:10/11/2017

For the health and safety of Bartlett residents, leaf burning has been banned in the Village since 1991. To help with the bounty of leaves each autumn, the Village’s contract with Republic Services provides for leaf collection at no additional cost to residents during October and November.

Leaves should be placed in brown paper yard bags at the curb each Tuesday alongside other household refuse and recyclables. DO NOT put leaves in plastic bags; these will not be collected. You do not need to buy Republic Services yard waste bags for leaves. Generic yard waste bags are accepted. However, all other yard waste, such as grass clippings, pulled weeds, etc., must still be placed in Republic Services yard bags for collection.

Branches may be placed at the curb according to Public Work’s brush collection guidelines for pickup through November 6 for Area A and November 13 for Area B (see schedule at on the Public Works Brush Collection page).

Village ordinance prohibits any person from depositing, raking, shoveling, plowing, blowing or dumping any leaves, grass clippings, branches, snow, onto any public parkway, gutter or street. Excess leaves and lawn clippings can obstruct sewers and cause flooding. Large piles of leaves also can freeze once temperatures drop and become roadway hazards.