Darien residents cleaning their yards for spring can start leaving branches curbside when the city begins its free branch pickup program.
Four branch pickups are schedule this and the month of October. The program is free for all residents within the Darien city limits.
Scheduled pickups for 2014 are:
To help keep the streets clean and chipping crews on schedules, branches should be stacked neatly by the curb on the Sunday before the pickup week.
The chipper can accept branches up to 6-inches in diameter. Branches in garbage cans will not be picked up. Other yard waste, such as grass clippings and flowers, should be disposed of through the city’s yard waste program with Advanced Disposal.
All branches need to be out no later than the Sunday night prior to the designated pick up week. The chipping crew can make only one pass and may complete your street as soon as Monday morning, the city’s website said.
Residents can also take their branches to the Municipal Services Facility, located at 1041 S. Frontage Road, and place at the designated location, labeled as “Branches.” Branches will be accepted seven days a week from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. Landscape companies hired by residents to help removed branches from their property may also take them to Municipal Services.
Contact Municipal Services at 630-353-8105 for more information regarding branch pick-up.