Branch Pick-up Program

The Village of New Lenox Public Works Department offers a Branch-Pick-up Program April through October.  

Depending on the weather, crews will be dispatched on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.

Please follow these helpful guidelines to ensure that this service will operate quickly and efficiently:

    Branch Pick-up Program
    • Residents need to contact the Public Works Department by calling 815 215-4800 to be placed on the list each time they need a pick-up.
    • Materials that WILL NOT be picked up include but are not limited to railroad ties, wood telephone poles, construction material, lumber stones, roots or root balls, vines, dirt, nails and metal. These materials will damage our equipment and present unsafe conditions for Village crews and the general public.
    • Branches must be place in the parkway as crews will not encroach on private property to remove branches.
    • Please DO NOT tie or bundle branches.
    • Please place branches with thorns in a separate pile.
    • Only branches 1 inch in diameter or larger will be picked up, as smaller materials do not go through the chipper properly. The Maximum diameter size is 12 inches.
    • When placing the branches in the parkway, do not block the sidewalk, streetlight base, fire hydrants, or manholes.
    • Place the cut ends of the branches towards the street.
    • For longer branches that may block the sidewalk, we will require the cut ends of the branches be pointing to the left side of your property as you face your property from the curb. When the chipper pulls up to your home, the chipper opening will be facing the cut ends of the branches. This allows our crews to load the branches safely and efficiently.
    • The intent of this program is to help Village of New Lenox residents with their properties maintenance and is not intended to clean up commercial debris or debris from other jurisdictions properties.
    For any storms with wind gusts reaching 50mph and storms declared a disaster, the Village will be out patrolling the town for damage. We recommend that residents still call to schedule a branch pick-up where the above guidelines would apply to ensure we don’t miss you.

    Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please call the Public Works Department at 815 215-4800.




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          Village of New Lenox
          1 Veterans Parkway
          New Lenox, Illinois 60451
          Phone: (815) 462-6400
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