Yard / Land Waste

Yard waste collection will begin the week of April 3rd. 

What is considered yard waste?

Yard-waste, also known as landscape waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees and vines.

Villa Park Yard Waste Sticker

The Villa Park yard waste sticker is yellow and used for non-LRS personal owned containers, bags or bundles with yard waste. Each bag, bundle, pile or container of yard waste requires one yellow sticker to service. No stickers will be required for bundles of branches and or twigs.

Refuse Sticker Rate: $3.00 each

Stickers may be purchased at:

Village Hall – 20 Ardmore Ave

Villa Park Ace – 46 S Villa Ave

Jewel-Osco – 33 E St Charles Rd

Lombard Ace Hardware – 837 West more-Meyers Rd

7-Eleven – 610 N Addison Rd

7-Eleven – 54 S Villa Ave

7-Eleven – 340 W St Charles Rd

Johnson’s Lighthouse Marathon – 1 W St Charles Rd


Metal/plastic containers MARKED YW or YARD WASTE with 2 handles not exceeding 50 LBS/ 35 gallons

Biodegradable paper landscape & yard waste bags, not to exceed 50 LBS or 35-gallon capacity

Securely tied bundles with biodegradable string or twine – bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length, 50lbs

Unbundled brush will not be collected

Free Leaf Program

The Village of Villa Park will once again offer a free leaf collection service for 7 weeks of the year. This year's collection dates will be from October 23, 2023, through December 8th, 2023. Residents may dispose of an unlimited number of yard waste paper bags of leaves without the need for waste disposal stickers. However, leaves must be containerized in landscape paper bags or containers under 35 gallons.

Food Scraps 

Did you know that Organic food scraps may be mixed in with yard waste during the yard waste season? 

Organic food scraps include bread, cereal, coffee grounds, dairy, eggshells, fruits, grain, pasta, shells, and vegetables.

Christmas Trees

In January, we will begin to gladly collect your non-artificial Christmas trees as organic material – free of any tinsel, ornaments or lights. Trees can be left loose (never in bags) in the area where you have regular service for trash and recycling. Due to snow and ice, trees may not always be picked up on your service day as our drivers and trucks will be in the village all month for pickups.