The Office of Public Works provides branch collection from May through November. The branch
piles must be no larger than 4 ft. wide and 10 ft. long. Place your branches adjacent to
the street, but not on the street or public sidewalk. There is no set schedule for
collection and no need to call to receive services. Public Works crews inventory
neighborhoods and subdivisions and will dispatch vehicles for collection.
Branches- Resident Drop Off
Year Round Weather Permitting Residents may drop off branches at Evans
Recycling with proof of residency. This service is not for commercial operators, but for residents only.
Evans Recycling is located at 2100 J.D. Jones Parkway, Springfield, Il 62707. 217.391.0886
Grass and Leaves
Banned from being included with general trash, with the exception of sweet-gum balls.
Grass, leaves and other yard waste must be placed in paper yard waste bags
or in an enclosed can marked "yard waste". The bags or containers must
have a special sticker from your waste hauler's company in order
to be collected. The stickers cost no more than $2 each and are available at haulers'
offices and various hardware stores. These stickers are not required on yard waste
bags during the city's yard waste pickup programs, held in the spring and fall.
Spring collection is usually held in April. Fall collection is usually in November.
The 2017 FREE spring yard waste pick up will begin Monday, April 10 with one pick up throughout the city. Leaves must be placed curbside or at the end of resident driveways by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 10. Residents are asked to place their leaves in brown paper leaf bags or plastic containers that do not exceed 30 gallons and weigh no more than 30 lbs. All leaves placed properly by the April 10 date will be picked up.
If yard waste is picked up by a hauler and the bags do not contain stickers, residents may be charged $2.50 per bag.