Brush Collection

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The Village of Bartlett has a brush collection program that runs April through November, weather permitting. The collections begin on Monday but may take a few days to complete. Once crews have passed through the area, they will not return for any items placed out late. They will not be picked up until the next scheduled pick-up.

Beginning on 1st and 3rd Mondays: Homes located south of the Metra/Soo railroad tracks and west of Main St./S. Bartlett Road. (Area A)

Beginning 2nd and 4th Mondays: Homes located north of the Metra/Soo railroad tracks and east of Main St./S. Bartlett Road. (Area B) 

brush collection mapThe Village of Bartlett chips brush (cut or broken branches) for residents from the beginning of April until the end of November, according to the schedules shown here. Brush pickup is one of the Village’s most popular programs from a resident participation standpoint and following a few rules will ensure speedy collection and safe working conditions for Public Works employees.


    Branches should be stacked neatly at the curb, cut ends facing the street, by the Sunday evening before collection. There are no call backs if you miss your collection day. Brush should not be left in the parkway between collection dates. Thorny bushes, logs and stumps must be stacked separately since they can cause injury to Village employees and equipment.

Branch Length - minimum of 2 feet long, maximum of 8 feet long. Must be less than 6 inches in diameter.

Brush must never be piled higher than 4 feet; this obstructs visibility for pedestrians & vehicles.

Small sticks and evergreen clippings should be put into yard waste bags.

The Bartlett brush removal program is for owners of single family homes performing work themselves, on their own property; private businesses and townhouse owners with associations that do their maintenance are not eligible for brush pickup. In addition, brush generated by tree services, landscape contractors or other services procured by the homeowner are not eligible for this program.

The homeowner must arrange for removal of any contractor-generated brush at their own expense.

Brush piles that do not adhere to chipping requirements will be tagged by Village employees. The tag will explain why the brush pile was not removed and what steps the resident needs to  take to correct the problem.

Garden & Yard Waste - Garden debris, such as grass clippings, weeds, leaves, soil, rocks, boxes and bags are not brush and will not be picked up by the Village. From April through September, all garden waste must be placed in the specially marked Republic Services bags and placed alongside your household trash and recyclables for the weekly collection. Generic bags can only be used for fall leaf pickup in October and November.

If you have any additional questions regarding the Village’s brush removal program, please call Public Works at 630-837-0811.

 2017 Brush Collection schedule
 Area A  Area B
 April 3 & 17  April 10 & 24
 May 1 & 15  May 8 & 22
 June 5 & 19  June 12 & 26
 July 3 & 17  July 10 & 24
 August 7 & 21  August 14 & 28
 Sept. 5 (Tues) & 18  Sept. 11 & 25
 Oct. 2 & 16  Oct. 9 & 23
 Nov. 6  Nov. 13