City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Branch Pickup

    Regular Citywide Branch Collection

Springfield’s fall residential branch pick up will begin in the NORTHWEST quadrant of the city on Monday, October 8. The fall curbside branch pick up will be set for one (1) pick up for each area and follow a pre-set schedule over four (4) weeks.

The city will be divided into four (4) directional quadrants that the collection schedule will follow. These areas are listed below. Crews will be in each quadrant ONCE and branches must be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. the Monday of the assigned pickup week to ensure branch pickup and disposal by city crews.

As a reminder, smaller branches may be broken up and placed in yard waste bags for curbside pickup. Residents may also drop off their branches year-round for FREE to Evans Recycling with proof of residency. This service is not for commercial contractors but for city residents only. Evans Recycling is located at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway and is open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 .am. – 12-noon. The contact number is 217.391.0886.

For questions about the City of Springfield branch pick up, please call the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or email .

    2018 Fall Branch Pickup Schedule

Week of October 8th
  • Northwest Quadrant – area north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road. West of Walnut Street/J David Jones Parkway.
Week of October 15th
  • Southwest Quadrant – area south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road. West of Walnut Street.
Week of October 22nd
  • Southeast Quadrant– area south of South Grand Avenue and east of Walnut Street, including the properties around Lake Springfield.
Week of October 29th
  • Northeast Quadrant – area north of South Grand Avenue and east of Walnut/J. David Jones Parkway.

    Size of Branch Piles

The City of Springfield will pick up branch piles from residents:

  • No larger than 3 foot in height, 4 foot in depth, and 10 feet in length;
  • Piles larger than a small pick up load will not be picked up by the city;
  • The program is for branches only, no logs will be accepted
  • Branches/limbs trimmed by a commercial contractor will not be picked up; and
  • Branches must be placed on the curb not obstructing the street or sidewalk.
  • Small branches may be broken up and put into yard waste bags for pickup by your waste hauler.

    2018 Fall Branch Pickup Map