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Free Leaf Pick-Up Program – West Side
October 15, 2018
2018 Free Leaf Pick-up Program
There are two options for the disposal of leaves. Residents may bag their leaves in Kraft paper bags and place at the curb. Waste Management will pick up leaf filled bags FREE on Fridays during October and November. Please note, yard waste (stickers required) will also be picked up on Fridays through the last pick-up in November. (Yardwaste pick-up will resume in 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 curb-side leaf pick-up program will run from October through November based on the schedules outlined below:
WEST SIDE: Residents living on the WEST side of the Fox River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: October 15, October 29 and November 12.
EAST SIDE: Residents living on the EAST side of the Fox River, pick-up will begin on Mondays the week of: October 22, November 5, and November 19.
Leaves must be raked to the parkway along the curb in a row parallel to the street, at least one foot, and no more than 5 feet, back from the curb, and no more than 2 ft. in height. Leaves must be free of all foreign materials such as plants, branches, rocks and landscape waste. Please do not place leaves on the road surface as they can create a hazard for motorists.
Leaves MUST be out by 6:00 a.m. on Monday of the pick-up week, with leaves being picked up at any time during that 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 serviced a street that week. If leaves are not raked to the curb by Monday at 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.
To allow better access for the leaf collection equipment, please park cars in driveways or garages during this operation. Please be sure to keep leaves away from mailboxes, ditches, pipes and culverts. Please also note that snow, rain, below freezing temperatures or mechanical difficulties may delay or possibly halt curbside leaf collection. Thank you for your cooperation in helping the leaf program run smoothly.