2022 Fall Leaf Collection Information – Updated 12/1/2022

Updated 12/1/2022:

Leaves from High and Pickard Streets will be collected with the sweeper by the end of the day on Monday, December 5, 2022.  Leaf collection for the remainder of the city has been completed for 2022.

Updated 11/4/2022: Monday, November 7, 2022 leaf pick-up for specific streets.

Due to the large volume of leaves that have been placed out for collection this week, leaf pick-up will continue on Monday, November 7, 2022 for properties within the boundaries of the following streets: Oak to Mission and Pickard to Bellows. Future leaf collection pick up-dates are the weeks of November 14 and November 28.

Updated 10/21/2022: Crapo Street Leaf Pick-Up Guidance

As the temperatures cool, and the trees start to show their vibrant colors, residents and landscaping companies are reminded to not rake leaves into the streets until the week of October 24. City staff will make one sweep through the entire City during pick up weeks. Therefore, leaves should be raked into low piles before Monday of pick up weeks and not cover catch basins.

On High and Pickard Streets, where high traffic volume prohibits leaves in the street, residents and landscaping companies should rake the leaves onto the rights-of-way, between the curb and sidewalk. Those who live on streets other than High and Pickard must place their leaves in the street. If you live on a boulevard, do not place leaves in the median, place them in front of your home.

Residents on Crapo Street should place leaves in the right of way, and not in the street, due to the construction project. Households on Heritage and Illinois Court should place their leaves in the street as normal.

Yard waste bags should not be used, this collection is for leaves only. Leaf piles must not contain garden or shrubbery clippings, dead grass, branches, trim board or other material.

Residents who wish to rake their yards ahead of the City’s collection schedule may bag and dispose of the leaves for a fee at the Material Recovery Facility, located at 4208 E. River Rd., Mt. Pleasant. Leaves may also be mulched with a mulching lawnmower.

The City’s 2022 leaf collection schedule is as follows:

  • Week of October 31: Staff will collect leaves in a City-wide sweep.
  • Week of November 14: Staff will collect leaves in a City-wide sweep.
  • Week of November 28: Final collection of leaves in a City-wide sweep. Any leaves left in the street after the crews have made their final pass will not be collected and are the responsibility of the homeowner.

Questions may be directed to the Division of Public Works, 989-779-5401.