Wondering what to do with all of the leaves that fall in autumn? The Village has your solution - the weekly collection of un-bagged leaves from all single-family homes within the Village starts in October! This year, in response to resident requests, the Village has shifted the dates of the program to better accommodate for the possibility of a late leaf drop. As a result, the program will take place later in the season - starting October 29 through the week of November 26.
To take advantage of this convenient service, leaves (no grass or landscaping debris) need to be raked to the parkway as close to the curb as possible by 7:00 a.m. each Monday morning during the weeks of the program. Weather permitting. To ensure that crews can collect the leaves, do not park cars on the street in front of leaves.
Public Works crews will collect the leaves once a week. If leaves have not been raked into the front parkway when a crews passes through, the pick up will not take place until the following week. During the final week of collection, once the crew has completed a street, they will not return. Inclement weather conditions may result in the program ending before the week of November 26. Residents are encouraged to rake their leaves as early as possible in the season in order to participate in the program.
Leaf Preparation Guidelines
Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing leaves for pickup:
All leaves must be placed in the front parkway by 7 a.m. on Monday morning
Leaves should be loose, not bagged, and placed as close to the edge of the street as possible
Leaves should not be placed on sidewalks, in ditches, or in the street. Where sidewalks abut the curb, the leaves shoud be placed off of the sidewalk and as close to the street as possible
No other materials shall be placed in the leaf pile, including grass, branches, landscape waste, etc
Please do not park cars in front of leaf piles and keep the area in front of the leaf piles clear. If crews can not get to the leaf piles they will not be picked up.
Any remaining leaves in need of pick up after the program concludes will need to be placed in yard waste bags or carts for collection by the Village’s waste hauler, Lakeshore Recycling Systems(LRS). LRS will continue to collect yard waste bags and carts through December 12. If you have any additional questions regarding the Leaf Collection Program, call Public Works at (630) 271-4180.
If you have questions regarding the free Leaf Pick Up Program, please call 630-271-4180.