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Fall Leaf Collection Begins Monday, November 2

Public Services staff are preparing for the fall leaf collection program that will begin on Monday, November 2 and run through December 11.

We are asking that residents do not place leaves out before the scheduled collection and do not place leaves directly in the roadway as this creates a hazard for the traveling public.  Residents should also avoid placing leaves near mailboxes, utility poles, landscaped areas, over or directly adjacent to storm sewer drains. 

Each household is scheduled to have two leaf pickups- one toward the beginning and one toward the end of the program. Residents can place any volume of leaves, sticks smaller than 3” diameter, grass clippings or other organic debris as part of this program. Residents are asked to push the material to the curb lawn where it will be collected by City crews. 

Leaves must be placed out by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of the week designated for your area. 

This program is dependent on the weather as snow and ice can make it difficult or impossible to collect leaves. The program is scheduled to allow time for two collections before consistent winter weather arrives, but early winter weather can cause program delays and in some cases prevent a second pickup from occurring in all areas. If this happens residents can bag and store leaves for the Spring Clean Up in April 2021.

The schedule for fall leaf collection is available below or as a pdf PDF (1.05 MB) . Click on an area in the map below to see dates or search by street name.

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