2023 Free Leaf Pick-Up Program – EAST SIDE
October 30 @ 6:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Free Leaf Disposal Program — Options and Information
Option One—Kraft Bags: 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. Please have bags out by 6 a.m. on your service day. 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.
Option Two—Leaf Vactor: Residents may rake leaves to the curb for the Village’s free curb-side leaf pick-up. The Village’s free leaf vactor program will run mid-October through late November based on the schedule outline below. Each year the Village changes which side of town the leaf vactor will start on.
• Residents on the EAST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the weeks of: Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13
• Residents on the WEST side of the River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the weeks of: Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20
Leaves MUST be out by 6 a.m. on Monday during the pick-up week with leaves being picked up at any time throughout the entire week. Leaf piles should be less than 2’ in height, free of foreign materials (branches, plants, rocks, and landscape waste) and raked in a row parallel to the street, at least 1’ and no more than 5’ back from the curb. Residents are encouraged to park in driveways or garages during this operation, to allow better access for the leaf collection equipment and keep leaves away from parked cars, garbage cans, mailboxes, ditches, streetlights, and fire hydrants.
The Village keeps a log of streets that have been serviced and the leaf-vactor truck will not go down streets a second time. 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. Snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or halt curbside leaf collection.