City of Galena

City Expands Curbside Collection of Yard Waste

June 25, 2024

The Galena City Council voted unanimously on June 24 to expand the curbside collection of yard waste program from two months each year to May-November The collection schedule is as follows:

  • May: every Tuesday 

  • June-October: the last Tuesday of the month

  • November: every Tuesday


Curbside collection is by appointment only as described below.  

The following rules apply to the free curbside collection 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 paper bags (large paper bags are available for purchase locally at Gasser's Hardware and Walmart).

  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. Please schedule your collection not later than noon the day before the collection day.

  7. The service is offered at no cost to residents.


As an alternative to burning and curbside collection, 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.

Please note that the City no longer offers Yard Waste Tags.    

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