Highway Department: Leaf/Branch Pickup

The Branch Pickup Program starts Monday, May 1, 2017 and will run through the last Monday in September, 2017.
BRANCH PICK UP

Branch pick up season begins on the first Monday of May and runs through the last Monday of September. The branch pick up program is stricktly for trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs. Only that type of debris will be picked up. Branches must be out by 7:00 am on Monday. Branches have to be placed on the ground at the roadside edge with the cut ends facing toward the street. Bundling of branches is not necessary, please put thorny debris in a separate pile.

The following is a list of debris that will not be picked up and that requires you to contact a tree service or your garbage company for these types of removals:

*** Whole tree removals from private property (including branches).

*** Complete landscape removals and clearing of lots.

*** Ash tree removals from private property.

*** Any wood from fencing, decks or home renovations.

REGROUND WOOD CHIPS

As a result of our branch pick up, wood chips are available to residents free of charge. The wood chips are not the quality that you would be getting from a landscaping company and may contain leaves and small branches in them. Small and large loads may be requested for deliveries.

LEAFE PICK UP

Fall leaf pick up will start as leaves begin to fall and will end at the first snow fall. Please rake your leaves into piles along the road edge/curb ~ not the road. Leaves put into bags or any type of container will not be picked up. Do not clock your leaf piles with your car. Our trucks will be out on a daily basis, when needed, buty every street in the Township will not be picked up every day. There is no spring leaf pick up.

The condition of our prperty and equipment is important to me; it is a reflection of the community. As your elected official, I hope to utilize the resources of the township to best serve our constituents. My focus is always on providing the highest level of service and getting the job done.

Please call us to determine whether a permit is needed for your home improvements.

The Frankfort Township Road District is located at 9434 W. LaPorte Road in Mokena just East of Rt. 45. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Your concerns are important to me, so feel free to contact our office any time at 708-479-9673.

Respectfully,

Bill Carlson
Highway Commissioner
Frankfort Township Road District
9434 W. LaPorte Road
Mokena, IL 60448
708-479-9673