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2020 Fall Loose Leaf Pickup Begins October 26th!

by Katelyn Zeits
Friday, October 2, 2020

Loose Leaf pickup will begin Monday, October 26, 2020 on the WEST side of the City. 

Due to weather and leaf fall variables, no specific pickup date will be scheduled.  We will cover the City neighborhoods, beginning on the west side and moving eastward, over a period of 5 to 7 weekdays, and then will return to the west side to repeat the process.  Leaves should be raked out in front of your house for pickup as promptly as possible on or after October 22, 2020.  Pick up will continue through November 15, 2020.

The City asks that leaves not be placed in the street before October 22, 2020, however you can place them in the tree lawn. For further clarification as to placement of leaves, visit City Ordinance 668.03. As a reminder, residents should not be placing anything in the streets. It's important your leaves are raked out in time for pickup because open burning in the City is prohibited.

General Guidelines for the Loose Leaf Collection Program

  • Leaves should be LOOSE. Please, no plastic bags! Biodegradable bags however, are acceptable. 
  • The City will not pickup branches or brush.  Please do not put them out for pick up - they will be left where you placed them.
  • For curb & gutter streets, rake leaves down into the street.
  • On all other streets rake leaves to gravel shoulder or paved edge of the road.
  • Always avoid covering catch basins. 
  • No leaves will be picked up in alleys, except for homes along Division Street, East Front Street from Railroad Avenue to Munson Avenue, Munson Avenue from East Front Street to Airport Access Road and Eighth Street from Union Street to Woodmere Ave.
  • Please do not park vehicles over leaf piles in City streets - we are unable to pick those leaves up and will be the homeowners responsibility.

Residents should remember that if they have yard waste that they want picked up before the City’s leaf pick up, American Waste will do the pickup for $2.23 per bag as part of their service.  Call American Waste at 231-943-8088 for information regarding their sticker program.