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Due to the excessive amount of tree storm damage this month, the City will be providing a one-time pickup for limbs and branches beginning Monday, Nov. 30.
Each street will be covered once during this special collection, and residents should have their brush placed at the curb by 7 a.m. Nov. 30. The branches will be picked up by City staff and processed through a brush chipper. Crews will not be returning for brush after the collection date.
The City’s 2015 monthly brush program ended earlier this month, but wind and heavy snow from two November storms has brought down a number of tree branches throughout Geneva.
Brush must be stacked with the cut ends facing in one direction toward the curb or edge of the pavement – not in the street. Limbs cannot exceed 12 inches in diameter.
Residents should not tie bundles of branches with rope or wire, and no foreign materials, such as construction debris, fencing, lumber, wire, grass clippings, flowers, and garden waste will be collected. Stumps and root systems also will not be picked up.
Due to nearly 8 inches of snow Nov. 20-21, the City postponed its final curbside leaf collection for the southwest side of the City (Zone C) until Nov. 30. Zone C is west of the Fox River, south of Route 38, south of Kaneville Road and south of Keslinger Road. Residents in this area should place their leaves and brush in separate piles.
A leaf map can be found on the City’s website at the link below. The curbside leaf collection already has been completed for Zones A & B.
A citywide leaf bag program runs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 26. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags must only contain leaves. Yard waste, mulch or grass clippings mixed with leaves will not be accepted. Leaf bags should be placed at the curb on residents’ regular garbage day.
For more information about the brush and leaf programs, visit the City’s website or call the Geneva Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.