Burning Ordinance Highlights
Landscape waste includes DRY leaves, the DRY trimmings or fallen pieces of trees or bushes, and other DRY vegetative matter as is ordinarily produced by any yard, garden or lot.
According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the following activities are never allowed or permitted:
Grills and Recreational Fires
An outdoor recreational fire for the purpose of cooking or warming that cannot exceed 2’ x 2’ x 2’. Includes the use of barbeque grills, outdoor fireplaces, and other cooking appliances.
An outdoor fire for ceremonial purposes larger than 2’x 2 ’x 2’, but not larger than 5’x 5’x 5’.
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 may be taken year round to the designated area south of the drive-thru recycling building on N. Euclid Avenue.
Yard waste is also collected weekly on Wednesdays &/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
Arrangements for large amounts of branches may be made by calling the street department.