As Geneva’s brush program prepares to get underway in April, residents will once again be able to track the City contractor’s progress with an online map.
Brush pickup 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. Kramer Tree Specialists will not collect material produced by a private contractor.
The brush program divides the City into two zones. A schedule, regulations and a collection progress map that will be updated weekday mornings can be found on the City’s website. The zone boundary line (see map) includes:
• 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 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 more information about Geneva’s refuse and recycling services, visit the City’s website or call the Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.