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Fall Leaf Pickup

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The Village’s fall leaf collection program provides residents with a no-cost, convenient way to get rid of leaves. The program allows residents to set out loose leaves at the curb for collection by Public Works crews from October 21 through December 6.


Loose Leaf Collection

The loose-leaf collection program is for LEAVES ONLY. Any leaf pile containing grass clippings or other yard material will NOT BE COLLECTED.

  • It is the responsibility of the homeowner to remove the unacceptable materials from the leaves for collection.
  • Rake leaves onto the pavement one foot from the curb line on the day before your scheduled pickup day and not prior to that.
  • Do not rake your leaves onto the street if the vacuum truck has already passed your home. The machines travel each street weekly during the collection period, but only once on each side.

Keep your leaves
Leaves make terrific mulch - instead of raking them into the street this year, pack them around your perennials and on your flowerbeds as insulation against the cold. If you have a vegetable garden, spread the leaves on top of it, then rototill them into the soil to enrich it for the next year’s crop. Leaves are also a valuable addition to a well-maintained compost pile.

And more leaves
Every year some residents ask about ordering truckloads of free leaves to use as mulch and compost. However, to order a supply, you must order a whole truckload. If that’s too much for your needs, get together with your neighbors and share it. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 870-5640.

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