Village of Mt. Auburn, Illinois

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Composting and Landscaping

The Village of Mt. Auburn is happy to announce we will be offering a yard waste drop off location.  The lot behind the water plant will be available on the first Saturday of every month between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. 

Landscape Material Drop Off Rules

  1. If at all possible call 217-676-5251 to notify the water department of when you will be at the North Gate to drop off your yard waste. A Village employee or Trustee must be present to unlock the gate.
  2. Landscape waste only. Absolutely no other material will be excepted. We reserve the right to refuse any load.
  3. Dumping is for Village Residents only. Absolutely no commercial dumping. 
  4. Dumping will be limited to a pick-up truck load at a time. Please no limbs over 6 feet long and/or 6 inches in diameter. We reserve the right to refuse any load.
  5. Be prepared with any tools you may need to remove yard waste from your vehicle. The Village is unable to supply any tools or labor to assist.
  6. Only dump in the designated area.
  7. Dump at your own risk. The Village will not be responsible for any personal injury or personal property damage.


Recycling Landscape Material

Landscape recycling not only eliminates the cost, fuel consumption and carbon emissions of transporting bags and bundles of landscape material but provides nutrient-rich resources for the home landscape. Best practices for recycling landscape waste at home include composting, leaving grass clippings on the lawn, mulching leaves and chipping woody material.

Think about opting out of hauling off landscape waste and recycle some or all your landscape resources at home. Here is a link to a great resource on Composting At Home.


Burning of Landscape Waste

Burning on-sight generated landscape is permitted in the Village of Mount Auburn. If you chose to do so, please:

  • Be considerate of your neighbors property and any respiratory health concerns.
  • Refrain from burning wet or damp materials or during unfavorable wind conditions.
  • Diligently tend to your fire. Never leave a fire unattended. 
  • Notify the Mt. Auburn Fire Department of any large burns. (217) 676-3711

Landscape Drop Location

Water Department North Gate

300 N Elm St.


Drop Off Times:

  • 9 AM - 11 AM
  • The first Sat. of each Month