Leaf Collection & Brush Chipping Routes

LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE & ROUTES

The city’s leaf collection schedule is divided into four sections. The sections and links to maps are listed below: 

Section I – 7 a.m. on the first Monday of the month

       Section II – 7 a.m. on the second Monday of the month

   Section III – 7 a.m. on the third Monday of the month

       Section IV – 7 a.m. on the fourth Monday of the month

Leaf collection begins each week is the designated section. If that section is completed prior to the end of the week, we move to the next section through the end of that week. The next week leaf collection begins at the designated section, no matter where we ended the collection the prior week. (For example, if we finish Section I on Tuesday, we move to section II on Wednesday and finish the week in section II. The next week, we begin again in Section II, and so on.)

2021 Leaf Collection will offer a new option to residents making it easier to complete yard work as time allows. Leaves can be put into compostable, paper bags and placed out by the street for your scheduled week. Only fall leaves can be placed into the paper bags for this curbside pick up, non leaf materials will be tagged and left at the curb. 


Traditional Street Collection Option

Bagged Leaf Collection Option

Rake leaves to edge of curb on boulevard/grass,          not in street  

Leave compostable paper bags at edge of grass, not in street

Do not park vehicles in front of/near leaf piles

Do not park vehicles in front of/near leaf bags

Monthly pick-up

Monthly pick-up

 

Can drop off filled bags at yard waste site

Benefits of bagging leaves include:

  • Raking and yard clean-up on your schedule, not the City’s leaf pick-up schedule (bags of leaves can easily be stored out of site until it’s time to put them out for the monthly leaf collection)
  • Keep leaves out of the streets and storm drains, preventing local flooding
  • Keep decomposing leaves out of streets and storm drains, reducing the amount of phosphorus and other nutrients flowing into local waterways via the storm system when it rains
  • Lower cost of annual leaf collection program



CURBSIDE BRUSH CHIPPING SCHEDULE

The City’s curbside brush chipping is provided on a monthly schedule. The City has been divided into four sections, with each section getting brush collection during a designated week every month. The sections are divided as follows:

Section I – 7 a.m. on the first Monday of the month

       Section II – 7 a.m. on the second Monday of the month

   Section III – 7 a.m. on the third Monday of the month

       Section IV – 7 a.m. on the fourth Monday of the month

Brush must be out for collection by 7 a.m. Monday morning of the scheduled week, and collection will be provided once that week. This schedule will be in affect all year except under the following circumstances:

  1. January Christmas tree collection

REQUIREMENTS OF BRUSH COLLECTION

To allow us to provide timely, safe curbside collection of brush, the following requirements must be followed:

  1. Brush must be:
    1. A minimum of 4 feet in length
    2. A maximum of 9 inches in diameter
    3. A maximum of 4 feet in width
    4. Stack brush as close to the curb as possible
    5. Stack brush with cut ends facing one direction; parallel to or facing the curb. (Do not block the sidewalk)
    6. All roots must be removed from the brush
    7. Brush stacked for collection must be free of all debris, liter and non-brush material

Twigs, vines and other types of yard waste can be disposed of at the yard waste site, located at 1355 Boomer Street, on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (April 2nd - November 30th). Wood chips are available anytime from 1338 Boomer Street. (Just north of yard waste site)

This program has been adopted to provide a reliable schedule and an efficient service. If you have any questions regarding this information, please call the Street Department at 920-262-4080.