Leaf & Brush Removal

2023-2024 Brush Schedule

2023-2024 Brush and Leaf Collection Schedule

 The Village of Rantoul currently offers a free, scheduled monthly community-wide brush collection service through the Public Works Department. During the months from April through January, the crews will canvas the village once to collect and chip resident’s small brush and tree branches. As this is a labor intensive task, residents are asked to follow a few simple guidelines to ensure a timely pickup on their landscape waste.

Brush Collection Guidelines

  • All branches must be properly stacked and placed at the curbside no later than 7:00 am on the Monday morning of the scheduled service.
  • Any brush placed out after that time may not get picked up in a timely manner or may result in a fine / charge.
  • Brush should be stacked at the curbside with branches lying in the same direction.
  • Do not place branches in the street, gutters, or block sidewalks.
  • Logs need to be stacked separately from brush.
  • Vehicles should not be parked near the brush, as this blocks accessing the piles.
  • Tree removals by a contractor for a homeowner are to be disposed of by the contractor.
  • Wood chips for residential landscaping will be available for public pickup and use.
  • The village will not pick up garbage, old furniture, lumber or other municipal waste. Disposal of these items are the responsibility of the owner or tenant.

Few communities offer this type of free, scheduled service. Your assistance in following the aforementioned guidelines will ensure the service does not get abused, and that it can be performed in a timely and effective manner. Working together will help keep our community attractive and brush-free.

If additional information is desired, please contact the Village of Rantoul Public Works Department at (217) 892-6526


2023 Brush Pickup Dates

April 3 - April 6
May 1 - May 5
June 5 - June 9
July 3 - July 7
August 7 - August 11
September 5 - September 8
October 2 - October 6
December 4 - December 8
January 2 - January 5 (2024)  Christmas trees only

SPRING LEAF COLLECTION Dates - March 20 - March 24, 2023

2023 Fall Leaf Collection

The Village of Rantoul will provide a scheduled collection of curbside, loose leaves beginning October 16 and continuing through December 15, 2023. The community will be divided into two areas with one area being the focus each week. The areas and schedules are as follows:

North of U.S. Route #136South of U.S. Route #136
October 16 - October 20October 23 - October 27
November 6 - November 10November 13 - November 17
November 27 - December 1December 4 - December 8
December 11 - December 15 FINAL PICKUPDecember 11 - December 15 FINAL PICKUP

Final leaf pickup for 2023 is planned for the week of December 11 - December 15.

Leaf Pickup Guidelines

To ensure timely pickup of leaves, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Leaves should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on the Monday your area is scheduled for collection.
  • Do not put leaves into the street, gutters, or block sidewalks.
  • Only leaves raked to the curb will be accepted.
  • No grass clippings will be accepted.
  • No bagged leaves will be accepted. Bagged leaves will need to be picked up by a private hauler.
  • Vehicles should not be parked near the leaves or brush, as this blocks accessing the piles.
  • Rantoul residents are permitted to burn leaves April, May, October, and November on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Leaves may be burned on private property only.

If you need other information, please contact the Public Works Department at (217) 892-6526.