FREE Leaf Disposal
Residents may bag their leaves in Kraft paper bags and Waste Management will pick up leaf filled Kraft paper bags FREE on Fridays during October and November. Please note. Yard waste (stickers required) will also be picked up on Fridays through November. After November landscape waste will not be picked up until April.
Residents may also choose to rake leaves to the curb for the Village’s free curb-side leaf pick-up. The village’s free leaf pick-up program will run from mid-October through late November based on the schedules outline below:
Residents living on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: October 14, October 28 and November 11
Residents living on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: October 21, November 4 and November 18
Leaves must be raked to the parkway along the curb by 6 a.m. Monday of the pick-up week and must be free of foreign materials such as branches, plants, rocks and landscape waste. Leaves should be raked in a row parallel to the street, at least one foot and no more than 5 feet, back from the curb. Piles should be less than 2 feet in height.
Leaves MUST be out by 6.m. on Monday of the pick-up week with leaves being picked up at any time during the entire week. The Village keeps a log of streets that have been serviced, therefore, the leaf-vactor truck will not go down streets a second time, once they have already been serviced that week. If leaves are not raked to the curb by Monday, 6:00 a.m. of your pick-up week, residents will either have to wait for their next scheduled pick-up week, or bag the leaves for pick-up.
Residents are encouraged to park in driveways or garages during this operation, to allow better access for the leaf collection equipment. Please be sure to keep leaves away from mailboxes, ditches, pipes and culverts. Please note that snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt curbside leaf collection.