In an effort to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways, and storm drains of debris, please be reminded that the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) has implemented a coordinated collection of yard waste debris across the city.
Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged yard waste collection service April through November.
Yard waste should be bagged separately and left in the alley or at the curb, outside of black garbage carts and blue recycling carts for pickup. Yard waste and other debris should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream. A dedicated DSS truck will collect yard waste based on 311 requests and take the bags to be composted in an effort to increase diversion from landfills.