Each Fall the Department of Streets and Alleys collects leaves from residential parkways. The program will run 10/23/23-12/1/23 Weather permitting. Branch pick-up will end 10/23/23. The program guidelines are:
The pick-up schedule is subject to weather and emergencies. Weather conditions may cause delays or permanent closure of the program for the season.
FOR SAFETY SAKE: Please- only leaves and mulch- no branches, rocks, litter or other materials. These items can injure personnel and damage equipment. The Village cannot collect leaves mixed with these items.
Leaves should be in the parkway close to the curb by 6:00 a.m. Monday. The entire village will be collected each week. Some properties may not be collected until the end of the week.
To save fuel and operating costs, we cannot conduct return trips. Leaves placed in the parkway after the crew has passed your home will not be picked up until the following week.
Please place leaves in the parkway and away from storm drains.
We must be able to reach the leaves. Leaves must be accessible to the vacuum tube – not behind mailboxes, utility poles, parked cars, etc.
Please do not place leaves in the streets- they will clog storm sewers and increase the potential for street flooding.