Leaf Removal Program

The Village of Wonder Lake will be continuing the leaf removal program. We initiated this program in an effort to improve air quality for the residents of Wonder Lake by reducing the amount of smoke generated during the leaf-burning season. We received positive feed back from Village residents and based on the greatly reduced amount of smoke, believe this program is very successful.

We cannot accurately predict when the leaves will fall but are committed to remove them for all Village residents participating in this program. We are requesting that Village residents rake their LEAVES ONLY to the area between the trough of the ditch and the edge of the road for ease of pick up by MDC. Avoid blocking culvert inlets and releases and do not put leaves on the roadway. Please ensure no rocks, bottles, bricks, branches or other debris are included with the leaves as these items may slow down the pickup process, or even damage the machines. Other options include mulching leaves into your yard, flowerbeds and gardens or composting. Your patience and cooperation with this program is greatly appreciated. WARNING: A citation requiring a mandatory court appearance can be issued for violation of the open burning ordinance & fines of up to $500 per incident can be levied.

Optional Yard Waste Removal by MDC: As a courtesy to the residents the village carries MDC yard waste stickers for sale, please call ahead as the Village Hall is only staffed part time, but you may also call MDC 815-568-7274 and purchase them thru them.