Leaf Collection

2023 leaf

This program provides free leaf collection services to residents who place leaves in rows or piles between the curb and sidewalk or adjacent to the street in areas not having curb and sidewalk.

Collection Process

Leaf collection will begin the first full week of November in Zone 1, followed by Zone 2 the next week, and Zone 3 the week after. This rotation will continue until the first week in January when all zones have had three collections. 

Depending on the volume of leaves, collection crews may be seen working outside the zone scheduled for that week.  Rest assured, they will make a full pass of each zone during its scheduled week.

2023 Dates

STREETS WEST OF PLEASANT AVENUE:                   

November 6 thru November 10
November 27 thru December 1
December 18 thru December 22

STREETS BETWEEN PLEASANT AVENUE AND WINTON ROAD:       

November 13 thru November 17
December 4 thru December 8
December 25 thru December 29

STREETS EAST OF WINTON ROAD:                           

November 20 thru November 24
December 11 thru December 15
January 1 thru January 5

Stormwater Quality Requirements

Please do not place leaves in the curb and gutter or street. Due to new storm water quality requirements necessitated by the Phase 2 Storm Water Quality Program mandated by the Federal Government, leaves can no longer be placed in the street. This will prevent contamination to storm water runoff which can pollute streams or the aquifer which supplies our drinking water.

City Requests

Residents are advised to not place leaves in the street, as gutters and storm sewers can become blocked and cause localized flooding during moderate to heavy rainfall. Please help make the collection program run as smoothly as possible by raking your leaves between the curb and sidewalk, or in areas without curb, adjacent to the street. 

Also, please do not park in front of or near the piles between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as the trucks/equipment cannot reach them, those piles will be left until the next scheduled collection week. Do not place grass clippings, sticks, limbs or brush in with your leaves. These items can clog and damage our equipment and could injure workers.

Due to the large volume of leaves, crews may run a little bit behind schedule from time to time, but please have leaves raked to the curbside by the posted dates. Additional information will be provided with residents utility bills, on channel 18.

Brush Zones