Open Burning Highlights


The burning ordinance has been created to help promote a healthy and safe environment for our citizens without being unreasonably restrictive. If you have any questions about this ordinance, please call the Princeton Fire Department at 815-875-1861.

Yard Waste Pick Up

Yard waste may be taken year round to the designated area south of the drive-thru recycling building on North Euclid Avenue.

Yard waste is also collected weekly on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays, beginning in the Spring and ending in late Fall. For pick up, yard waste must be in biodegradable paper bags or in a container of your choice, not to exceed 45 gallons or 50 lbs, with a free yard waste emblem mounted on the front.


Free emblems may be picked up at City Hall.


The City of Princeton no longer sells yard waste bags. Questions regarding yard waste pick-up can be directed to the City of Princeton Streets and Sanitation Department at 815-872-7331.


Arrangements for large amounts of branches may be made by calling the street department.