Sunday, December 04, 2016

Leaf Collection

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Neighborhood Leaf Pick-Up Program 2016

The Street Department crews are picking up leaves in their CENTRAL sections of the City.  

On Monday, December 5th:

Crew One: Country Club Gardens and Westlawn.

Crew Two:  Harris Rd., Bass-Leesburg Civic, Hamilton, Bloomingdale, Brookwood Civic, Wells St., Goshen Ave., Sherman Blvd., Main St., Spring St. and State Blvd.

Crew Three:  Dell Cove, Westlawn and Sycamore Hills.

Crew Four:  McCormick Place Tenants, Harvester Community and Forest Park Boulevard.

Crew Five:  Chapel Oaks, McKinnie Ave., Oxford St., Creighton Ave., and Pontiac St.

Crew Six:  Frances Slocum, North Anthony, Anthony Blvd., Hobson Rd. and Vance Ave.

  • To help make leaf pick-up most effective for your neighborhood, please keep the following in mind:
  • Have leaves raked to the park strip or curb and ready for pick-up on the first day of your scheduled weeks.
  • Please do not rake leaves into the street.  This will help avoid having leaves clog storm drain inlets and will help prevent street flooding in the event of heaving rains.
  • REMEMBER:  burning leaves within City limits is a violation of City Code §74.70.  The fine is $50 and increases to $75 if not paid within 30 days.

For collection of leaves that have been bagged in biodegradable bags, please call 311.  Bags will be picked up within two business days after you call.

                                                                                OVERALL SCHEDULE

                                                  SOUTH                           NORTH                              CENTRAL

                                                   Oct. 17-21                      Oct. 24-28                          Oct. 31-Nov. 4

                                                   Nov. 7-11                       Nov. 14-18                          Nov. 28-Dec.2

The shortened week of Thanksgiving, November 21-25, will be a catch-up week, if needed.  There will be no leaf collection on Friday November 11th due to the Veterans Day holiday.

Weather conditions or the volume of leaves in a particular area may cause the planned schedule to change.  You may also contact the Leaf Hotline at 427-2302 or the Citizens Services Center at 311 with questions. To see daily collection locations please visit  For a larger version of this map please visit: View the 2016 Leaf Pickup Map

Total number of calls made to 311 for leaf bags pick up through week 5 and catch-up week: 2,025

Leaves collected: 

Truck loads......................1166.69

Vac loads.................................164

Grand Total Loads........................................1,330.69

Approximate Ton of Leaves:  4,471.11