You asked, and we listened! The Village prioritized improving and increasing services while reducing your costs as part of the new LRS waste hauling contract. The annual 6-week curbside leaf collection season for eligible households runs from October 23 through December 1.

Changes to the Leaf Collection Program:

  1. ALL eligible neighborhoods are serviced EVERY week during the 6-week leaf collection season. Previously, the west and east sides of the Village were serviced on alternating weeks.
  2. The season begins and ends later than in previous years. 
  3. All LRS customers under the Village’s contract are assessed this fee on their fourth quarter (October) LRS bill. LRS will include a leaf collection flyer noting this charge and program details with each invoice. Previously, customers paid WM approximately $60/year for leaf collection

To ensure the best leaf collection experience, follow these simple tips and reminders:

Leaf Collection DOs: 

  • Rake leaves to the curb by Monday at 7 a.m. each week during collection season. Collection may not necessarily occur on the same day every week.
  • If you have a landscaper, discuss your options and notify them of the leaf pickup schedule before the season begins. Some landscapers may charge up to $20/week extra to haul away leaves. You may experience a net-savings because of the Village’s leaf collection program by simply asking your landscaper to place leaves along your parkway and not haul them away.

Leaf Collection DON’Ts:

  • Do not place leaves in the street. This creates hazardous driving conditions, clogs storm sewers causing localized flooding, and violates the Village Code.
  • Do not mix brush, garden waste, tree limbs, vines, or other yard waste with the leaves. These materials can lead to equipment failure and/or injury and must be properly disposed of through the Village’s weekly curbside composting program.
  • Do not block access to the leaves with cars or other obstructions. If the truck/vacuum cannot access the leaves, they cannot remove them.

Residents are responsible for the disposal of any leaves after the last pick-up date by either working with a private landscape contractor or utilizing the normal curbside composting/yard waste collection program. 

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