Because of changes mandated by the State of Illinois, no landscape materials, such as grass, leaves, brush trimmings, or branches, can be co-mingled with solid waste at the landfill. Therefore, the City’s refuse hauler is unable to collect landscape or yard waste with regular trash pick-up. However, residents do have a few options about how to legally dispose of landscape and yard waste.
Take Grass and Leaves to the City Dump
A drop-off facility is available at the City Dump at 400 Smith Ct. in EnviroTech Park where grass and leaves (yard waste) are accepted free of charge. Anything in paper or plastic bags will have to be opened and dumped into the containers.
Outdoor burning of leaves, plants, shrubs, and small limbs is allowed on private property, on Wednesday and Saturday only during the time period of October 1st through April 30th of each year. Burning must take place during daylight hours, only during a calm weather period with winds of less than 10 miles per hour. All burning must be supervised and a water hose must be available to extinguish a fire, if necessary. No leaf burning shall be allowed on any public street or alley.
Generally beginning in October until December, the City will provide residents the opportunity for a free leaf pick-up for those leaves that are raked to the curb. Please do not rake leaves into the gutter. During rains, leaves may wash into the storm drainage system and cause unnecessary backups. A leaf pick-up schedule is published in the fall edition of the Pipeline Community Newsletter. For additional information, please call Public Services at 251-3122 or City Hall at 618-251-3100.
Residents can schedule for tree limbs to be picked up curbside for a fee of $50 per truckload by contacting the Finance Department at (618) 251-3131. Pre-payment and scheduling arrangements must be done in advance.
Following a storm, the street department will haul away branches that have fallen. Please place the branches at the front curb and contact Public Services at (618) 251-3122.
For additional questions, please contact either City Hall at (618) 251-3100 or Public Services at (618) 251-3122.