Yard Waste, Brush and Composting Collections

2019 Fall Leaf Collection: November 4 - December 13

Lombard’s 6-week annual free leaf pickup for residents will begin November 4 and will end December 13 (the second full week in December). An unlimited number of paper bags containing only leaves may be placed curbside on the normal waste collection day without need of stickers. Paper bags may be placed prior to this period, provided that yard waste stickers are attached.

Yard Waste

Beginning the first full week of April through the second full week in December, yard waste will be collected once per week on the same day as refuse collection. Yard waste may be placed in biodegradable yard waste bags or cans, not to exceed 45 gallons.

One yard waste sticker is required on each can or bag. Containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Effective April 1, 2019 a sticker costs $2.37 and can be purchased at:

Jewel, 1177 S. Main, Lombard 
Schroeder's Ace Hardware, 837 S. Westmore-Meyers, Lombard
West Suburban Bank, 711 S. Westmore-Meyers, Lombard
Jewel, 33 E. St. Charles, Villa Park
Johnson's Lighthouse BP, 1 W. St. Charles, Villa Park

Brush and Branches

Bundled brush will be picked up at residential properties (one to four units) on your regular refuse collection day provided that a yard waste sticker is attached to each bundle. The bundles cannot exceed 50 pounds, and must be no bigger than six feet in length and 18 inches in diameter, with no individual branch exceeding six inches in diameter. Bundles must be tied with string or twine and require one yard waste sticker per bundle. This program runs from the first full week of April through the second full week of December.

Optional Curbside Composting Program

In addition to the Compost Bin Reimbursement Program, Lombard residents in single family, as well as multi-unit buildings up to 4 units, have an opportunity to subscribe to an optional curbside composting program. For an additional annual fee of $120.96 a gray 64-gal toter will be provided by Waste Management. Compost toters will be collected weekly on the normal service day from the first full week of April through the second full week of December, concurrent with the yard waste program. Service is unavailable outside of this period due to winter conditions.  There are no refunds or service-hold credits for this program. The annual fee will be assessed and increased each April 1st by a local Consumers Price Index (currently about 2%). Yard waste stickers are not required for this toter. 

Acceptable materials generally include yard waste and biodegradable food scraps, and toters may be shared by neighbors.  See this USEPA website for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. The compost materials are mixed in with general yard waste collection, delivered to Waste Management’s transfer station and then processed at a compost facility. Waste Management typically sells the compost to companies for store sales, commercial landscaping and farming. Residents are responsible to clean the toter, including removing any adhered waste and also any unacceptable materials. Toters remain with the resident the entire year, including over winter. 

Sign up by contacting Waste Management at 800-796-9696 or at www.wm.com/residential/curbside-waste-pickup.jsp.

Special Collections

Fall Leaf Collection
The Village offers a free six-week fall leaf collection program during which residents may dispose of an unlimited number of leaves in biodegradable bags (no cans) without stickers. 
Christmas Tree Collection
A Christmas tree pick up is offered for a two-week period in January. Christmas trees free of tinsel and decorations will be collected curbside at no charge.

Specific dates for both collections are listed on the Event Calendar as the collection nears. Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter to be notified about Village information, including fall leaf and Christmas Tree collections.