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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Fall Leaf Collection

Fall leaf collection will begin in October and continue through November, weather permitting.  Collection will end following the season’s first snow accumulation, but no later than the end of November, when trucks are converted for snow and ice control operations.

Please see our Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Policy for a complete description of rules and alternative options, and check the City’s Leaves and Garden Waste web page for weekly progress updates.

In October, priority is given to the final scheduled brush collection for the year.  As a reminder, there is no brush collection in November.

We’re also asking that you please do not cover leaf windrows with tarps.  Our crew will provide a reminder tag on tarps they see.  In the past, we’ve had equipment damaged from inadvertently vacuuming up heavy materials intended to hold the tarps down (bricks, rocks, firewood, etc.) that worked their way off of the tarp and into the leaves.  Those large materials can get sucked into the equipment, causing expensive damage and extended down-time.

Collection of leaves in fall requires a lot of work to be done in a very short time.  Your cooperation in making leaf collection efficient is both needed and appreciated.  

Please follow these Leaf Collection Rules:

  • Pile leaves on grass areas along the curb, but not in the street or gutter.
  • Do not pile leaves around trees, posts, hydrants, mailboxes, rocks, firewood or brush.
  • Please do not park a vehicle in front of leaf piles.
  • Leaves in bags or containers, or covered with a tarp WILL NOT be collected.
  • Leaves mixed with brush WILL NOT be collected.


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