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The City of Geneva is notifying residents regarding new collection zones established this year for the monthly brush pickup program, which is scheduled to begin in April.The map was redrawn to distribute the workload more evenly for the City’s brush collection contractor, Kramer Tree Services. The schedule change impacts residents primarily living in the downtown and just west of the Fox River.A map can be found posted on the City’s website. The program divides the City into two zones with the boundary line being:• Western Avenue from Geneva’s City limit north to South Street;• South Street east to Seventh Street;• Seventh Street north to State Street;• State Street west to Anderson Boulevard; and• Anderson Boulevard north to City limit.Residents also will be receiving a brush collection insert – featuring a map and program rules – in their next utility bill.Brush collection rules will remain the same as in years past. The program is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are removed by the property owner for normal maintenance and upkeep, not for lot clearing. The City’s vendor will not collect material produced by a private contractor.Brush collection will take place the weeks of:
Residents living on any of the border streets listed above are included in Zone 1.Since collection days can vary, residents should place brush and limbs on the parkway by 7 a.m. Monday on their scheduled week. Crews will not return to a neighborhood until the next scheduled pickup.Tree branches must be stacked with the cut ends facing in one direction toward the curb or edge of the pavement – not in the street. Branches and stumps cannot exceed 12 inches in diameter, and tree limbs should be less than 12 feet in length.Residents should not tie bundles of branches with rope or wire. No foreign materials, such as construction debris, fencing, lumber, wire, grass, flowers, and garden waste will be collected.
For residents ready to tackle their spring yard work, their first opportunity to dispose of landscape waste will be in April.Residents who have put out yard waste bags with refuse stickers at the curb in March will need to store them in their garage until their normal garbage day Thursday, April 5 or Friday, April 6. Yard waste will subsequently be collected weekly through November. A list of acceptable items that can be discarded in yard waste bags with stickers can be found on the City’s website.For more information about the City’s refuse services, call the Geneva Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.