Curbside Collection of Yard Waste in November

Curbside Collection of Yard Waste in November


Contact City Hall at 815-777-1050 to schedule the collection of your landscape waste.

In 2022, the Galena City Council discontinued all open burning in the city limits. To provide residents with an alternative to burning, the City is offering free curbside pickup of yard waste the first three Tuesdays in November (November 7, 14, and 21). Curbside pickup is by appointment only as described below.  

The following rules apply to the free curbside pickup of yard waste:

  1. Yard waste includes only organic materials, including grass, leaves, plants, brush, sticks and limbs.
  2. Grass, leaves, and plants must be in either plastic or paper bags.
  3. Sticks and limbs must be cut in lengths of four feet or less and bound with twine, if possible, for easy lifting.
  4. No limbs with a diameter greater than six inches.
  5. Bags and bound sticks and limbs should be set near the street and separate from garbage and recycling containers.
  6. Prior to setting the materials at the street, residents must call City Hall at 815-777-1050 or email to schedule collection by the City crew.
  7. Collection will occur on the Tuesdays of November 7, 14, and 21).
  8. The service is being offered at no cost to residents.

After November 21, the end of the free curbside pickup period, residents who elect to set out yard waste at the curb for pickup must purchase a Refuse Tag at City Hall in accordance with regular policy. Each tag is $2.00. A tag must be attached to each bag. Sticks or tree limbs are not eligible for Refuse Tags or curbside pickup after November 21.   

As an alternative to curbside pickup, residents may transport their yard waste to the old landfill site on Donegan Street. More information is available here: Landscape Waste Disposal at Old Landfill. Please note that state law prohibits contractors from depositing landscape debris or any other materials at the old landfill site. No garbage, lumber or other materials are accepted at the facility.

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Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
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