City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Branch Pickup

    Regular Citywide Branch Collection

The Office of Public Works will begin citywide residential branch pickup for fall on Monday, October 30. Branch pickup has shifted to one spring collection and one fall collection. Public Works crews will move through the city over the next several weeks and residents are encouraged to check this page to determine the approximate time that branches will be collected in their neighborhoods. In addition, the State Journal-Register’s Sunday edition will print the locations where city crews will be picking up branches in the coming week.

    Branches and Tree Limbs

The City of Springfield will pick up branch piles from residents:

  • No larger than 3 foot in height, 4 foot in depth, and 10 feet in length
  • Piles larger than a small pick up load will not be picked up by the City
  • The program is for branches only, no logs will be accepted
  • Branches/limbs trimmed by a commercial contractor will not be picked up
  • Branches must be placed on the curb not obstructing the street or sidewalk
  • Small branches may be broken and put into yard waste bags for pickup by your waste hauler

Residents may drop off branches, free of charge year round, to Evans Recycling with proof of residency. This service is not for commercial contractors but for city residents only. Evans Recycling is located at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway and is open Monday-Friday, 7:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. and Saturday, 7:00a.m. – 12-noon. Contact number is 217.391.0886.

    Fall Pickup Begins October 30th:

The fall pickup schedule is pre-set and crews will work in specified areas of the city each week. Residents are encouraged to check this page of the website to determine which week their branches will be collected. Below is the entire fall branch pickup schedule lasting four weeks:
    Northwest Area - Branches set out by the morning of October 30
    • Walnut Street to Elle Court and Pullium Road to South Grand Avenue
    • Lake area - Cottage Grove to Rochester including Tallgrass and Lincoln Greens subdivisions

    Northeast Area - Branches set out by the morning of November 6
    •  Walnut to J. David Jones Parkway and Kamm Road to South Grand
    • Lake area - Timber Lane subdivision, East Timber Lane and the Palisades subdivision , all of the Hazel Dell Lanes

    Southwest Area - Branches set out by the morning of November 13
    • Walnut Street to Old Bachelor Trail and Old Jacksonville Road to Spaulding Road (Piper Glenn Subdivision)
    • Lake area - information will be updated weekly

    Southeast Area - Branches set out by the morning of November 20
    •  West Grand Avenue to Walnut Street and South Grand Avenue to Toronto Road
    • Lake area - information will be updated weekly

    Areas to be completed, as of 11/17/17:

Southeast Area - Week of November 20
  • Lake area - Canadian Cross, Weinold Lane and Shasta Lane, Iron Bridge Road, Idlewild Lane, Lake Knolls subdivision , Hunting Meadows , Bay Ridge, Oak Lane, The Elms, Sycamore Lane, Orchard Lane and Forest Ridge.

    The map below indicates locations within Springfield where Public Works crews are picking up branches.