Landscape Waste

Yard waste season is April 1st through November 30th. LRS offers two options for Gurnee residents to dispose of yard waste: a sticker program and subscription service. Residents who enroll in a subscription will pay an annual subscription fee of $140 per season (2024) and be delivered a 95g cart for yard waste. Residents not on the subscription program will be required to purchase an LRS sticker for every yard waste bag or personal container. Additionally, LRS will provide the two weeks of free unlimited containerized waste collection during the first two weeks of April.

Stickers can be found at the following retailers and purchased for $2.95/sticker (2024):
Ace 4806 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL
Jewel 6509 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL
Mariano's Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL
Menards Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL

Brush/Branch Collection

The Village of Gurnee contracts LRS to collect and dispose of all brush and branch materials. Brush and branch collection services take place on the same day as your regular garbage pickup. Under the Brush and Branch Collection Program, Gurnee residents are asked to place brush and branch material at the curb for collection every week. LRS collects brush and branches weekly from mid-April to the end of November each year. The service is provided at no additional cost to the resident.

Residents are required, by LRS, to place all brush and branch material at the curb in bundles not exceeding two (2) feet in diameter and four (4) feet in length and to be tied with string or twine. LRS will not collect brush and branches that are not bundled. Branches should also not exceed 3" in diameter. If you have any questions regarding branch/brush collection or the landscape waste collection program, should call LRS at (844) 633-3577 or email them Service@LRSrecycles.com.

Burning Leaves is Prohibited

The Village of Gurnee prohibits burning landscape waste. This ban includes a prohibition against leaf burning, the burning of brush or other landscape materials, construction materials, and bonfires. The Village does allow residents to create small outdoor wood burning fires. The ordinance permits residents to use portable outdoor fire pits and build small wood burning campfires. Residents who have historically disposed of autumn leaves by burning are requested to participate in the Leaf Collection Program. If you have any questions regarding the Village's burning restrictions, please contact the Village Hall at (847) 599-7500.

Where Can I Get Wood Chips?

Wood chips are a by-product of many Public Works programs. Residents can pick up these chips free of charge at the Public Works site located at 1151 Kilbourne Road. Please call Public Works at (847) 599-6800 before you come to ensure chips are available.