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New Unlimited Yard Waste Collection Program Announced

Yard Waste Collection to Start April 3

Post Date:03/23/2017
The Village of Mount Prospect is excited to announce a new unlimited yard waste collection program beginning April 3.

Starting, April 3rd all containerized yard waste, bags and/or rigid containers are no longer required to have the Village imprinted yellow yard waste sticker affixed for collection. There will be no limit on the number of yard waste bags or yard waste containers placed at the curb for collection. Yard waste should be placed at the curb according to current guidelines.

Acceptable yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, weeds, brush and twigs. Yard waste should be placed out for collection in either a 32 gallon maximum capacity rigid container or in kraft paper yard waste bags. Each rigid container and/or yard waste bag placed at the curb cannot exceed 50 pounds in weight. 

Residents may also set out an unlimited number of properly prepared bundles of brush. Tree limbs/branches are not to exceed 3.5” in diameter, 5’ in length or 50 pounds in weight and must be secured with a biodegradable material.

Households that currently have a 95 gallon cart issued through the yard waste subscription program may continue to use the cart until further notice.

There is no change to the garbage, recycling, or yard waste collection day.

Information regarding additional yard waste program enhancements such as yard waste cart rentals and food scrap collection will be coming in the near future.

Yard Waste Sticker Refunds
Residents will be able to submit any unused yard waste stickers to the Finance or Public Works Department for refunds in person or by mail. All unused stickers returned for reimbursement must be accompanied with a completed reimbursement form. Residents will receive reimbursement in the form of a check approximately two weeks after the village receives the stickers and reimbursement form. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2017.

Yard Waste Sticker Reimbursement Form

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 847-870-5640 or email.
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