Throughout the spring and summer months, the tree branch chipper is out the first week of each month April through October. We pick up branches that are put in the parkway with the cut-side facing the street. Tidy piles placed the correct way will reduce the time it takes to chip. Longer branches are easier to handle and will also take less time. Please refrain from putting anything out that is larger than 6 inches in diameter; the chipper has trouble getting these through because it is meant for smaller brush. Public Works does not pick up branches that are put in the alleys. Public Works employees trim every alley. This is to insure that vehicles may drive through without being scratched and for visibility purposes. Residents must send a letter to the village to request large trees in the parkways to be cut down or trimmed. Residents cutting down entire trees on their property must make their own arrangements for removal.
The resident, not a landscaping company, must trim branches if they would like Public Works to pick them up. Landscaping companies are to remove any brush they trim or cut down.
The following are scheduled pickup dates from April 1st to October 1st of each year. Alternative dates are provided in the event of inclement weather.
- Section 1- Western Ave. west to Harrison from 139th St. to 147th St. Pick up dates will be the first Monday and Tuesdayof each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Monday & Tuesday of the month.
- Section 2- California west to Kedzie from 144th St. to 147th St. Pick up dates will be the first Wednesdayof each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Wednesday of the month.
- Section 3- San Francisco west to Kedzie from 147th St. to 150th St. Pick up dates will be the first Thursday of each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Thursday of the month.
- Section 4- Palmer west to Mozart from 147th St. to 150th St. Pick up dates will be the first Friday of each month. Alternative pick up will be the second Fridayof the month.