FREE Leaf Disposal – There are two options for disposal of leaves. Residents may bag their leaves in Kraft paper bags and Groot will pick up leaf filled Kraft paper bags FREE on your service day during October and November. 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 schedule outline below:
Residents living on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: October 17, October 31 and November 14
Residents living on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: October 24, November 7 and November 21
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 one foot and no more than 5 feet, back from the curb.
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 and 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, street lights and fire hydrants. Please note that snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt curbside leaf collection.
Yard waste (other than leaves) requires stickers and will also be picked up through November. After November yard waste will not be picked up until April.