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Leaf Collection


The Loose Leaf Collection program began on October 24, 2019.  This program offers residents the ease of raking leaves into piles onto their extension without bagging. 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) utilizes equipment to collect the loose leaf piles and deliver to nearby fields for composting.

Collection north of Michigan Avenue is on Mondays/Tuesdays and south of Michigan Avenue on Thursdays/Fridays. 

Residents are not guaranteed that their leaves will be picked up each week on these days.  Occasionally other work demands will prevent the DPW from clearing the entire City in a given week.


Residents must have all leaves raked out at the curb by Sunday, December 1st. 

Starting Monday, December 2nd, the DPW will make a final pass through each street collecting leaves. 

Leaves not at the curb by Sunday, December 1st will not be collected.

  • Collection:  Oct. 24, 2019 through Dec. 6, 2019 (weather permitting).
  • Rake leaves onto extension by Sunday, December 1, 2019 for final collection.
  • Move vehicle from street on collection days.
  • Do not rake leaves over catch basin grates.
  • Do not put tree brush, limbs, bushes, plants, flowers, etc. into leaf piles.  Leaves will not be collected if any of these items are placed in leaf pile.
  • Do not park over leaf piles.
  • Do not bag leaves for loose leaf collection.



Residents also have the option of putting leaves in reusable containers or brown paper yard waste bags and placing out for weekly curbside yard waste collection. 

  • Weekly yard waste collection will continue through Friday, December 13, 2019.
  • Leaves must be placed in reusable containers identified with yard waste stickers or brown paper yard waste bags. 
  • Yard waste stickers on reusable containers must be visible to collector.  Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall and DPW.
  • Do not put leaves in plastic trash bags (only reusable containers or brown paper bags).
  • Bags/containers must be placed 5’ from trash and recyclables.
  • No bag/container should weigh more than 60 lbs.
  • Maximum of six (6) bags/cans of yard waste per week.
  • Yard Waste does not include sod, pet waste, branches over 4-inches in diameter, tree stumps, logs, wood, dirt, rocks, and/or trash.


Please contact the Department of Public Works at (734) 429-5624 for information or questions.