Public Works Department
the Public Works Director
BRANCH CHIPPING BEGINS
APRIL 14TH, 2014
Branch Chipping Regulations:
Chipping Service for public owned residential streets begins at the east
end of the village and continues west until all streets have been
serviced. Residents of private streets must submit a request for service
no later than the Wednesday before the chipping week. Private Unit
Developments must submit a request for service through the Homeowners
Association. The Homeowners Association must submit a list of addresses
no later than one week before the chipping week and the home owner or
association will be charged on their next utility bill for the addresses
receiving the chipping service.
If branches are put out after the Chipper Crew has serviced a street the
branches will not be removed until the next pick-up week. In order to
make sure your branches are picked up in a timely manner please set out
branches by 7:00 a.m. Monday of the following weeks:
April 14, May 5, May
19, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 6 and October 27,
The final week for branch chipping will be the week of October 27,
Preparing branches for
Branches must measure
between 3 feet in length and 8 feet in length and be no greater than
6 inches in diameter. Tie smaller branches together with string or
twine. Branches shorter than 3 feet in length should be placed in
yard waste containers or paper bags and placed out on garbage day.
Yard waste will be collected by Allied Waste, telephone number (708)
Stack branches neatly on
the right of way with cut ends towards the street. Do not stack in
the drainage swale. Piles of branches that are badly tangled will
not be picked up.
Piles are to be no
larger than 4 feet high and 10 feet in length. Any branches stacked
outside of these parameters will not be collected.
Materials should not be
set out any earlier than the weekend before the week of collection.
Properties are allowed a
maximum of 20 minutes of wood chipping time. Properties that front
two or more streets receive a combined maximum of 20 minutes
regardless of the number or where the piles are left on the right of
Any branches/brush not
collected due to any reason marked on the tag left the day of the
chipping service must be moved back onto the private property within
24 hours after collection.
Small debris, including
raked-up material and bark, should not left for the chipper service.
It will not be taken or cleaned up. Dispose of raked-up material,
bark or small debris in yard waste containers or paper bags and
place out with your regular garbage pick-up.
Materials that will
not be picked up include: any type of branches with roots attached,
root balls, lumber, old rotted or friable wood, fencing, railroad
ties, rosebushes or thorny material of any kind (including Buckthorn
or Hawthorn), vines, poisonous materials of any kind such as poison
ivy or poison oak. Badly tangled branches will not be picked up.
Branches placed on right
of way for removal must have originated from the parcel where
located. Land clearing operations are to be removed by either a
contractor or the use of a dumpster. Groundskeepers and Landscapers
hired to trim branches or remove trees are responsible for removing
branches from the property. Branches will not be picked up from
vacant properties or properties under construction.
Wood chips are available
for residents by the 6 yard truck load during chipping season. Wood
chips are still available for late season delivery in September and
October. Residents submitted their names for the Wood Chip List in
January so the early portion of the season is filled. Call the
Public Works Office at 671-3721 and leave your name, address, and
phone number where you can be reached during chipping hours,
woodchips cannot be delivered if we are unable to contact you.