The City of Geneva’s brush program returns this April, but residents should take note of the transition from bi-weekly pickups to monthly collections starting in May.
The City Council approved a new contract March 17 with Kramer Tree Specialists to reduce the number of collections to avoid any large program rate increases for residents through 2018. Residents pay for brush pickup on their monthly utility bill as part of the $4.05 environmental fee, which also funds additional services such as street sweeping, electronics recycling and hazardous household waste collection.
The brush 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. Kramer crews will not collect material produced by a private contractor.
The 2014 collection schedule are the weeks of:
WEST SIDE OF THE FOX RIVER
April 7 & 21
EAST SIDE OF THE FOX RIVER
April 14 & 28
Since collection days can vary, residents should place brush and limbs on the parkway by 7 a.m. 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, and no foreign materials, such as construction debris, fencing, lumber, wire, grass clippings, flowers, and garden waste will be collected.
For more information about the brush program, visit the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us or call the Geneva Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.