Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste will be collected on the same day as your trash and recycling, starting the first week in April through the last week in November. Yard waste is collected by a private hauler, Advanced Disposal (formerly Veolia). Additional guidelines of the program are listed below.

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines:

  • Only acceptable yard waste material placed into biodegradable brown paper bags (32-gallons maximum), in properly tied bundles, or in a yard waste toter will be collected.
    • Examples of acceptable yard waste material: shrub trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and garden waste.
    • Yard Waste DOES NOT include: whole bushes, root balls, or soil.
  • Each bag, bundle or 35-gallon yard waste/organics toter must have 1 official Village yard waste sticker affixed, while 96-gallon toters require 3 stickers per collection.
  • Branch bundles must be less than 4 feet in length, contain branches having a maximum diameter of 3 inches, be wrapped with a natural twine only, and weigh no more than 50 lbs.
  • Residents have the option of leasing a yard waste toter from Advanced Disposal free of charge. If you would like a yard waste toter, please contact Public Works at 847-853-7500 or pubworks@wilmette.com. 35-gallon toters require 1 sticker per collection, while 96-gallon toters require 3 stickers per collection.
  • Yard waste collections are made from only one location at each residential property.
    • Residents with alley access must place yard waste in the alley.
    • Residents without alley access must place their yard waste in front of their home, behind the curb.
  • Yard waste should be placed at the designated location no earlier than 4:00 pm the day before, and no later than 7:00 am the day of collection.
  • Biodegradable Yard Waste bags and official Village Yard Waste Stickers ($2.25 per sticker) are available for purchase at the following locations:

Wilmette Village Hall
1200 Wilmette Avenue

Chalet Nursery & Garden Shop
3132 Lake Avenue

Millen Hardware
1219 Wilmette Avenue

Jewel Food Store  
1517 Sheridan Rd.
(Plaza del Lago)

Jewel Food Store  
411 Green Bay Rd.

Christmas Tree Collection

Advanced Disposal annually collects Christmas trees for composting on Wednesdays during the first two weeks in January. Please place your Christmas trees at the location of your regular recycling pickup. Trees must be devoid of any ornaments, tinsel, garland or plastic/fabric bag wrap. Other holiday decorations, such as wreaths and garland may be bagged with garbage and set out as refuse.

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