Fall 2023 Loose Leaf Collection Program
Loose leaf collection is an annual program that runs during the fall months. Residents may rake their leaves to the curb for Leaf-Vac collection on their trash day.
October 16 – December 15, 2023
How to Participate
Please have your leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. on your trash day for collection.
Leaf piles must be free of:
- Sticks or branches
- Pampas grass or decorative grass trimmings
- Tarps or coverings
These items can clog or damage the Leaf-Vac machines and cause them to break down. Please make a separate pile of sticks or branches from your leaf pile for the chipper truck to collect.
Leaves will not be collected if they are in bags. If you choose to bag your leaves you may bring it to the compost site located at 720 S. Mapleton Street, next door to the Department of Public Works. Please dump out your bags at the site and take your bags with you for reuse or properly dispose of them.
Leaf Pile Placement
Leaves should be piled in a row along the curb up to five feet wide and away from obstructions such as mailboxes, signs, or vehicles. Please do not place leaves in the sidewalk blocking access. Do not place leaves in the street, as they can clog storm drains and cause flooding in the roadway.
- For lawns with a sidewalk, place the piles between the sidewalk and the curb within the city right-of-way.
- For lawns with a sidewalk but no right-of-way, place the piles close to the edge of the sidewalk without blocking the sidewalk.
- For additions with a median, you may place the piles within the center median away from any trees or shrubs.
Please use the following graphics as a guideline for where to place your leaf piles: