Free Leaf Disposal
There are two options for disposal of leaves. 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. Leaves must be raked to the parkway along the curb by 6 a.m. Monday of the pick-up week. Leaf piles should be less than 2 feet in height, must be free of foreign materials (branches, plants, rocks and landscape waste) and raked in a row parallel to the street, at least 1 foot and no more than 5 feet back from the curb. The village’s free leaf pick-up program will run from mid-October through late November based on the schedules outline below:
• Residents on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16
• Residents on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23
The Village keeps a log of streets that have been serviced and the leaf-vactor truck will not go down streets a second time, once they have been serviced that week. If leaves are not raked to the curb by Monday, 6 a.m. of the pick-up week, residents will 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 keep leaves away from mailboxes, ditches, pipes and culverts. Please note that snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt the curbside leaf collection program.