MDC Environmental Services, Inc. is responsible for the annual Leaf Pick-Up Program. The Leaf Pick-Up Program runs from the first Monday in October to the second Friday in December. MDC crews will collect bagged leaves placed at the curbside in front of all residents' homes along public streets. The bags must be placed on the parkway before 7:00 a.m. on the normal trash collection day. The Leaf Pick-Up Program is being offered at no additional fee.
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags in order to be collected. Paper leaf bags are available at local grocery and hardware stores. Neither the City nor MDC provides leaf bags. There is a 50 pound maximum per bag. Be aware that wet leaves will add to the weight of the bag. Leaves placed in other containers such as plastic bags, garbage cans or boxes, or in bags too large for one person to handle, cannot be accepted.Questions regarding the Leaf Pick-Up Program can be directed to MDC at (815) 568-7274 or the Crystal Lake Streets Division at (815) 356-3700 ext. 4019.
The city code prohibits the open burning of any trash or other material. Campfires and bonfires are also prohibited unless a special permit is obtained from the fire rescue department. To aid residents, the City offers free brush pickup in the spring and leaf pickup in the fall. Brush and leaf drop off dates are scheduled throughout the summer. Campfire permits are issued to property owners at our admiministrative office Fire Prevention - bonfire permit.
Are you planning to construct a permanent fire pit on your property? Visit the Engineering and Building Department site to view regulations and requirements: Fire Pit Permit submittal Checklist - Click here: Miscellaneous
A building permit is required to install a new hot water heater and in most cases can be issued immediately.
Please contact the Building Division at (815) 356-3605 for additional information.
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