Yard Waste

Yard Waste Program

Waste Management will pick up yard waste the last week of March through the first full week of December. 

Acceptable Materials:

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree branches (broken into a manageable length)
  • Brush (bundled, maximum 4 feet, 50 pounds)

Non-Acceptable Materials: Dirt, stone, concrete, and rocks. No limbs larger than 3 inches in diameter. 

Container Setout Instructions

Place cart/bags against the curb by 6 a.m. on collection days and remove cart same day. Keep cart/bags at least four feet from parked cars, mailboxes and other obstacles that may prevent Waste Management team members from picking it up.

Yard Waste Carts

Yard waste carts are available to rent through the City's Water Department at (815) 838-0549. Yard waste carts can also be purchased from Waste Management Customer Service at (800) 964-8988. Yard waste can also be put in brown paper bags (no sticker necessary). 

More information about the services provided by Waste Management is available on Waste Management's Lockport Illinois Waste Services page.

Branch Pick Up Program

Spring Branch Pick Up: Begins on the First Monday in May
Fall Branch Pick Up: Begins Monday, September 30th, 2019

There will only be one pass through to each residence. Please ensure that your branches are out at the beginning of the program: the first Mondays in May and October. It may take a few days, to up to two weeks to pick up your branches.

You MUST have your unbundled branches laid cut end out at the edge of your yard on the first day of the program. 

Leaf Pick Up Program


The Public Works annual leaf pick up program is scheduled to begin in mid-October provided enough leaves have fallen to warrant a crew going out,and it will run through the first week of December, weather permitting. 

To take advantage of this program please rake your leaves along the back edge of the curb.  To prevent potential flooding issues for you or your neighbors please do not put leaves in the street. Please be aware it may take up to two weeks to get to your location. If you do not want to wait for the leaf truck you also have the option to put the leaves in Kraft bags for Waste Management to pick up on your garbage day (no sticker necessary).