Friday, September 30, 2016

Leaf Collection

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Neighborhood Leaf Pick-Up Program 2016

 As autumn leaves will soon begin to fall you may be sure the City of Fort Wayne is planning for the annual curbside leaf pick-up for City residents.

  • The City Street Department will again conduct two cycles of leaf collection in each neighborhood.
  • Leaf collection will begin on October 17, 2016 in the South area.
  • Crews will then move to the North third of the City for the week of October 24th and then to the Central area the week of October 31st.
  • A second round of leaf pick-up will follow - with all collection scheduled to be finished on December 2, 2016.
  • The week of November 21st will be a catch-up week if needed. 

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.

Weather conditions or the volume of leaves in a particular area may cause the planned schedule to change.  For any necessary updates will be posted at  You may also contact the Leaf Hotline at 427-2302 or the Citizens Services Center at 311 with questions.

                                                                                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.

 For a larger version of this map and to see daily collection locations please visit

View the 2016 Leaf Pickup Map

Total number of calls made to 311 for leaf bags pick up through week 1: 

Leaves collected:

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Approximate Ton of Leaves: