Joe Lauro
Utilities Commissioner
(847) 671-8253
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Debris & Other Collection


Street Sweeping and Branch Pick-up Begins Again on June 15

The Village’s Department of Public Works will begin regular street sweeping beginning on June 15. Residents are reminded to move their cars to facilitate cleaning. Please check signs on your block for parking restrictions. The Village will restart regular branch pick-up service June 15. Place reasonably sized branches on the front parkway for collection by 7 AM on Monday of the pick-up week indicated below. The branches will be removed sometime by the end of the day Friday. If your branches are put out late (after 7 AM on Monday of the pick-up week), it is possible that you could miss the pick-up.

Village trucks begin promptly and if they have already driven through your section of town, your branches will not be collected until the next scheduled pick-up week. Please note that if storm clean-up is necessary, the Village may need to delay a scheduled branch pick-up. In this situation, we will resume branch collection where we left off the following week. If you have any questions regarding the schedule or size and weight requirements, please call 847-671-8252.

Pick up weeks are:

  • June 15 & 29
  • July 13 & 27
  • August 10 & 24
  • September 7 & 21 
  • October 5 & 19
  • November 2 & 16 (Weather permitting do to leaf pick up and or snow).

Leaf Pick-up

Place leaves in brown biodegradable bags only and put them out on garbage day with your recycling for pick-up. Bags are available for purchase at local grocery and hardware stores. Leaves cannot be picked-up if they are placed in plastic bags or in the street. Pick-up continues until early December. Dates are established by Allied Waste.

Do not put or blow leaves into the street. It clogs the street sweepers and sewers and causes unnecessary flooding and maintenance costs. Also, burning leaves is not permitted in Franklin Park.

Street Sweeping

The Department of Public Works will sweep Village curbs through late November. Please check signs on your block for parking restrictions.

This year, street sweeping will begin throughout the Village on April 1st. Residents should check their street signs for the day and times. Please remember that signs are posted at the beginning of each block and apply to the entire block for which they are posted.


Maintaining Lawns and Disposing of
Yard Waste

Residents are encouraged to mow their lawn on a regular basis. Please take care to eliminate weeds growing in alleys and areas behind your home. Grass and weeds cannot exceed six inches in height because mosquitoes and rodents can hide and breed there.

Remember, yard waste cannot be put in the trash or recycling bin and must go in brown biodegradable bags and put out on garbage day. Bags can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores. Residents can select alternatives to bagging yard waste such as mulching mowers, leaf shredders or backyard compost piles to help you and the Village to save money!


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