Brush Collection & Drop-Off

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Crystal Lake Public Works Service Schedule

Tree Trimming

The Annual Fall Leaf Pick-up Program begins on the first Monday in October and ends on the second Friday in December. MDC Environmental Services is responsible for the annual Leaf Pick-Up Program.  MDC crews will collect bagged leaves placed at the curbside in front of all residents’ homes along public streets. The bags must be placed on the parkway before 7:00 a.m. on the normal trash collection day. The Leaf Pick-Up Program is being offered at no additional fee.

Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags in order to be collected. Paper leaf bags are available at local grocery and hardware stores. Neither the City nor MDC provides leaf bags.

There is a 50 pound maximum per bag. Be aware that wet leaves will add to the weight of the bag. Leaves placed in other containers such as plastic bags, garbage cans or boxes, or in bags too large for one person to handle, cannot be accepted.

Leaves in non-paper bags may be taken to the Brush Drop-Off site, located at Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2, at 1100 Coventry Lane (near the intersection of Dartmoor Drive and Coventry Lane), on the first and third Saturday of October and November from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At the Brush Drop-Off site, it is the residents’ responsibility to remove the leaves and brush from their vehicles. Any containers or bags used to transport the leaves and brush cannot be left at the site.

Questions regarding the Leaf Pick-Up Program can be directed to MDC at (815) 568-7274 or the Crystal Lake Street Division at (815) 356-3700 ext. 4019.

Brush Pick-up is on the first Monday in May. The Street Division crews only pass down each public street once. Residents are asked to have their brush out before 7:00 a.m. on the first Monday in May to assure that their brush is not missed.

The Brush Drop-off site is open the first and third Saturday of each month from April through November. The brush drop-off site is located at McHenry Ave. and Dartmoor Dr. at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant #2. . People showing proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or vehicle sticker may drop off brush that is six inches or less in diameter and six feet or less in length. The City also allows leaves to be dropped off at this facility. The city cannot take any materials other than brush and leaves. Please call you waste collection company if you have other materials that need disposal.

For a garbage collection schedule for your address please call
MDC Environmental Services at (815) 568-7274

To Schedule a time for your parkway tree to be trimmed please call Street Division Superintendent at (815) 356-3700 ext. 4019.


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