Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leaf Collection

leaf collection 

Neighborhood Leaf Pick-Up Program 2014

Autumn is in the air and as leaves begin to fall you may be sure the City of Fort Wayne is planning for the annual curbside leaf pick-up for City residents.

For this year, the City Street Department will again conduct two cycles of leaf collection in each neighborhood.  Leaf collection will begin in the north area, generally north of Coliseum and north of State Boulevard, on Monday, October 20, 2014.  Crews will then move to the central third of the City and then to the south area.  A second round of leaf pick-up will follow - with all collection scheduled to be finished on Friday, December 5, 2014.  The week of November 24th 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 ready for collection on the first day of the week when crews are scheduled to be in your area.
  • Rake leaves onto the park strip area between the sidewalk and the curb.  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 heavy 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.


Please have your leaves ready for pick-up on the first day of your scheduled week.  The Street Department will be in your area sometime during that week to collect your leaves, weather permitting.

The planned schedule may change due to weather conditions or if the volume of leaves requires more time in a particular area.  To find out where crews will be picking up leaves each day, you may call the Leaf Hotline at 427-2302 during the 7-weeks of leaf pick-up or check our website:  www.cityoffortwayne.org/leaves.

                                                                                OVERALL SCHEDULE 

                                                  NORTH                           CENTRAL                              SOUTH

                                                   Oct. 20-24                      Oct. 27-31                             Nov. 3-7

                                                   Nov. 10-14                     Nov. 17-21                             Dec. 1-5



Total number of calls made to 311 for leaf bags pick up through week 7:  2,037 

Leaves collected:

Truck loads......................2,196.42

Vac loads.................................283.5

Grand Total Loads:  2,479.92

Approximate Ton of Leaves:    8,332.53