Branch Pickup

Branch Pickup Service
The Village of Niles has a contract with Groot to offer a free branch pickup service to residents. The branch pickup program runs from April through November. The leaf pickup service provided by the Village runs from mid-October through late November.

Bundling Requirements

Residents are reminded that any branches placed for collection must be tied in bundles with twine or string (no wire or plastic), and should be no more than 18 inches (45 centimeters) in diameter and four feet (1.2 meters) in length; otherwise crews will not collect them.

The bundling requirement is in place so crews can quickly and safely pick up branches. When branches are not bundled they become intertwined, making them difficult to pick up and causing back injuries to employees when they strain to free the tangled mess. Residents who do not bundle branches will be cited until they properly bundle them or remove them from their property.
Branches in Bundle
An easy way to tell if you have the bundle the correct size is that any bundle should be able to easily be picked up by one person. Properly bundled branches are shown in the picture to the right.

Other Requirements

  • Branches should be placed at the curb on your regular pickup day.
  • Branches must be less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) in diameter.
  • Branches must be tied in bundles no more than 18 inches (45 centimeters) in diameter and 4 feet (1.2 meters) in length (one person must be able to lift bundle).
  • No stumps, roots or attached dirt will be accepted.
  • Yard waste bags or stickers are not needed to use this service.
  • Larger sized logs and branches should be disposed of by a tree service or landscaper hired by the homeowner.
Additional Information
Residents do not need to put a yard waste sticker onto each bundle of branches for the regular branch pickups.

Please contact Groot at 800-244-1977 should you have any questions regarding this service.