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Yard Waste

Yard Waste

The only acceptable methods for having your yard waste collected weekly will be in a yard waste toter, landscape waste paper bags, or bundles being bound with string or twine and sticker.

Should a resident wish to have yard waste picked up by the waste hauler, a decision must be made regarding the pickup options.  This initial information is designed to stimulate our residents to evaluate current needs and select an option which is best suited to their needs.

Landscape waste is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs and other materials accumulated as a result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, and trees.

Yard waste may be disposed by one of the following options:

  • 95 gallon toter - Residents can rent a 95 gallon toter directly from NuWay Disposal (708) 479-9555.  The rental charge includes the rental of the toter as well as the cost of collecting the yard waste.  Collection of yard waste is done weekly, on the same day as regular garbage collection.

From April through November the toter may be used for yard waste only. From December to March, residents may use the toter for regular garbage only.

  • Paper bags with stickers - Another option available to residents for yard waste disposal is the purchase of biodegradable paper bags available at local grocery, discount, and hardware stores.  The price of the bags does not include collection and disposal costs, therefore each bag must display a yard waste sticker.  Stickers may be purchased at the Village Hall, as well as any of the merchants listed below, at a cost of $2.60 each (subject to change).  Collection is done weekly, on the same day as regular garbage collection (April through November).
  • Composting

For more information:  Visit Nu-Way Disposal Website

  • Open Burning

    To read more about Mokena's restrictions on leaf/open burning, please click here.

Branch Disposal

Branches can be disposed of weekly with your regular Tuesday garbage service, from April through November. Here are some key tips to keep in mind:

  • Branches should be cut down to a length no greater than 3-4 feet. 
  • Bundles of branches should be no wider than 6 inches in diameter. 
  • Branches can be placed in brown paper yard waste bags, gathered into reasonably-sized bundles tied with twine or string, or placed in an approved yard waste toter. 
  • Each bag or bundle (not in a yard waste toter) must have a yard waste sticker attached to it in order to be picked up.

If you live in an town home and have yard waste bags in need of disposal, we recommend you call NuWay ahead of time, (708) 479-9555.

Please click the link below for more information on free leaf and branch service.
  Spring and Fall "FREE" LEAF & BRANCH Pick-Up Information


Where can I buy yardwaste stickers?

In Mokena:

  • Village of Mokena, 11004 Carpenter St
  • Berkot’s, 20005 S. Wolf Rd
  • Currency Exchange, 19137 S. Wolf Rd, Unit 3
  • Brookhaven Marketplace, 19818 S. LaGrange Rd
  • Whitmore ACE Hardware, 11600 Francis Rd

In Frankfort:

  • Village of Frankfort, 432 Nebraska
  • Alsip Nursery, 20601 S LaGrange
  • Golden Gate Nursery, 22200 S. LaGrange
  • Jewel-Osco, 21164 S. LaGrange Rd
  • Saunoris Brothers Inc, 19600 Harlem
  • Currency Exchange, 9500 W. Lincoln Highway
  • Walgreens, 11200 W Laraway Rd
  • Park Ace Hardware, 21150 S. LaGrange Rd

In New Lenox:

  • Village of New Lenox, 1 Veterans Parkway
  • Jewel-Osco, 2021 W. Laraway Rd
  • Jewel-Osco, 475 Nelson Rd
  • Whitmore Ace Hardware, 358 W. Maple Rd

In Orland Park:

  • Jewel-Osco, 17930 S. Wolf Rd

As of March 24, 2020


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