Free Leaf Collection
For the health and safety of Bartlett residents, leaf burning has been prohibited in the Village since 1991. To help with the abundance of leaves each autumn, the Village’s contract with Groot Industries 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 Groot yard waste stickers for leaves. Generic yard waste bags without stickers are accepted. However, all other yard waste, such as grass clippings, pulled weeds, etc., must still be placed in stickered yard bags for collection.
Branches/brush must be bundled in 2 foot by 2 foot by 4 foot long bundles, and is collected weekly through November.
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.