Brush Pick-Up & Leaf Collection

Residential Brush Pick-Up ScheduleThe Village will coordinate 2 Village-wide residential brush collection events.

Please note:
Spring Brush Pick-Up will be performed for all residents in the corporate limits of the Village starting May 13 at 7:00 am.
Fall Brush Pick-Up will be performed for all residents in the corporate limits of the Village starting TBD 16 at 7:00 am.

General Brush Pick-Up Guidelines

  • Twigs and branches must be no larger than 4 inches in diameter.
  • All brush must be stacked in the same direction when placed curbside.
  • Brush should not be bagged, bundled or tied.
  • Brush left by a contractor (hired by HOA, etc.) to do tree trimming in a subdivision/area will not be picked up.

Village of Wauconda residents that would like to participate in the Brush Pick up Program should have brush placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The contractor will pick-up brush throughout the corporate limits of the Village of Wauconda, however once they have completed the pick-up on your street, they will not return.

Leaf CollectionLakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) leaf vacuuming services take place each fall, over an eight-week period. Residents are asked to rake the leaves within three feet of the curb for pick up by LRS the day of your garbage service collection. Leaves should not be bagged and should not be placed in the gutter or street. For additional information on this service, please call LRS at 847-381-9300 or visit their website.

Compost & Yard Waste CollectionYard waste will run annually from April 1st through the second full week of December.Composting_LRS

Resident Owned Containers & Biodegradable Yard Waste Bags
  • Yard Waste is collected in biodegradable Kraft paper bags or resident-owned rigid containers clearly marked “Yard Waste” not exceeding 33-gallons or 50 lbs
  • Yard waste in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected.
  • Up to 15 bags of yard was is included in your service (no stickers are needed)
Yard Waste Container
  • Residents may also rent a 95-gallon toter for yard waste collection, supplied by LRS for $3.00 per month. No competitors’ cans will be accepted since they are not compatible with our equipment.
Biodegradable Yard Waste Bag
  • Yard waste is collected in biodegradable Kraft paper bags.
  • Yard waste placed in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected.
Brush Bundles or Twigs
  • Any brush or branches outside of the container must be cut down to 4 feet in length and bundled (use twine or string – no metal twine or wire) no great than 2 feet in diameter and not weighing more than 50 lbs.
  • Unbundled brush WILL NOT be collected.
  • Please note that sod, dirt, rock, whole trees, limbs greater than 2 inches in diameter and stumps are not part of the weekly yard waste program.
Christmas Tree Collection
  • Christmas trees will be collected the first two weeks of January at no additional charge from all residential households.
  • All decorations, stands, etc. must be removed from trees in order to be collected. Do not place trees in plastic bags. Trees in plastic bags will not be collected. Trees longer than 6 ft. must be cut in half.
Larger Bulk Items
  • Weekly bulk item is included in this service, up to 50lbs, no construction debris.
  • For special bulk item pick-up please contact LRS (847-381-9300) to schedule pick-up and arrange payment.