Vegetation

Vegetation is yard waste resulting from normal residential landscape maintenance, such as hedge trimmings, pine needles, palm fronds and small limbs from trees.

To report a missed pick-up, please fill out the Missed Pick-Up form.

Vegetation Guidelines

  • Vegetation is collected once a week on your scheduled day.
  • Residents must place all vegetation in the green container; if the container is full, you must place excess vegetation in a bag.
  • Grass from the trimming of large fields are not part of the routine yard maintenance and will not be picked up by the hauler.
  • Vegetation must be placed in front of your residence for pick up or it will be considered illegal dumping.
  • Vegetation cannot be placed on vacant lots or major roadways.
  • Vegetation cannot protrude onto the roadway.
  • Vegetation cannot be placed under a utility pole or power line.
  • If you are throwing away a large amount of excess vegetation, the hauler may only pick up part of it in order to finish their route in a timely matter; the hauler will return to pick up remaining vegetation on your next scheduled day.

Acceptable Vegetation

  • All yard waste that can be containerized in a plastic bag/can must be containerized. Small loose items must be contained to be collected, such as:
    • Hedge trimmings
    • Leaves
    • Palm seeds
    • Pine needles
    • Small fronds
    • Weeds
  • Grass clippings from residential yards must be containerized or bagged
  • Grass from the trimming of Polo Fields are not part of routine yard maintenance and will not be picked up by the hauler
  • Only 7 cubic yards of bulk vegetation placed outside of the vegetation container will be collected each week.
  • Sod, dirt, landscaping rocks, pallets and concrete edging are not considered vegetation and will not be picked up.
  • Vegetation must be placed in front of your residence for pick up. Vegetation cannot be placed on vacant lots or major roadway swale areas.
  • Vegetative debris that exceeds 6 feet in length, 10 inches in diameter or 50 pounds in weight will not be collected.

Unacceptable Vegetation

  • Dirt
  • Landscaping rocks
  • Pallets
  • Root balls
  • Sod
  • Vegetative debris (tree limbs/pieces, tree removal) that exceeds 6 feet in length, 10 inches in diameter, or 50 pounds in weight
  • Vegetation from a commercial establishment or company
  • Vegetation from lot clearing or vegetation requiring wheeled/tracked machinery for removal
  • Vegetation mixed with other garbage or trash

These items will not be collected and residents will have to make their own arrangements for the removal.

Private Landscaping Vegetation

As provided by Village Ordinance, the Village is not responsible for the removal of vegetation disposed of in the swale, right-of-way, or edge of pavement by a private landscaping company.

Tree Removal Permit

Residents must obtain a tree removal permit prior to removing a tree and arrange for a private hauler to remove the debris, as it is not considered routine yard maintenance.

Automated Vegetation Collection

If you live in an area that participates in the automated vegetation collection program you have been provided with a green automated vegetation can. Please make sure the following guidelines are being followed to assure collection of your can on a weekly basis:

  • Can must be facing the correct direction (arrows on lid pointing towards the street) to be collected.
  • Can must be out no earlier that 6 p.m. on the day before collection and by 7 a.m. the day of collection.
  • Container must be removed from the curb or roadside and stored by 11 p.m. the day of collection.
  • Only vegetation will be collected. No household garbage should be placed in the can.
  • Place loose vegetative debris in the can (no bags).
  • Sod and dirt are not considered vegetation and will not be picked up.
  • Vegetative debris that exceeds 6 feet in length, 5 inches in diameter or 50 pounds in weight will not be collected.