2019 Leaf Collection
YELLOW - This zone is in-progress
GREEN - This zone will be serviced next
PURPLE - This zone will be started after the "Next" zone is completed
RED - This zone has been completed
NOTE: Residents who still have leaves can drop them off in yard waste bags at the DPW (1141 N. Wilcox), or hold them until April 2020 when GFL yard waste pick-up is scheduled to resume.
LEAF SERVICE UPDATES:
Wed. 12/18/2019: The DPW has concluded leaf service for the season. Any remaining leaves can be dropped off in yard waste bags at 1141 N. Wilcox, 7:00a,-3:30p, Monday - Friday.
Wed. 12/11/2019: Leaf crews have completed service in zone four. Leaf collection in zones five and six begins today for the final service of the season.
Tues. 12/10/2019: Leaf crews have finished leaf collection in zones one, two and three for the 2019 season. Beginning today, leaf crews are in zones four, five and six for the final service.
Residents who still have leaves in zones one, two and three can drop them off in yard waste bags at the DPW (1141 N. Wilcox), or hold them until April 2020 when GFL yard waste pick-up is scheduled to resume.
Wed. 12/4/2019: Leaf crews are currently servicing zone one and zone two for the last time this season. Crews will progress into the subsequent zones for the final round of leaf service within the next few days.
Tues. 11/26/2019: Leaf crews are now in zone four, progressing into zone five by the end of the day today.
Tues. 11/26/2019: Leaf crews are currently in zone three and are anticipating being in zones four and five by tomorrow.
Sun. 11/24/2019: Leaf crews will be finishing up zone one and part of zone two, and will progress into zone three this morning.
Thurs. 11/22/2019: Leaf crews are projected to complete zone six this evening. Leaf crews will then be moving into zones one and two tonight, and will continue work in those zones tomorrow morning.
Wed. 11/21/2019: The DPW leaf crews are in zones five and six, heading north from Parkdale towards Runyon. A third leaf crew has also begun working in zone one in the Great Oaks subdivision. Crews are spot picking where leaves are not frozen to the ground.
Mon 11/19: Public Works is hard at work picking up leaves, but with the frozen conditions the process has gotten messy. As they attempt to clear the roadways with a front end loader and dump truck there will be some debris left on the streets, which will be picked up after the thaw with the vacuum machines. After the projected warm-up on Thursday (11/21) please try and re-organize your leaves at the gutter to make the vacuum process easier and quicker next week during the warmer conditions.
Fri. 11/15/2019 - DPW is out with all manpower today starting leaves again till 530. We are still finishing up section 2 and going into 3.
Tues. 11/5/2019 - Leaf Collection will be starting in zone 1.
Mon. 11/4/2019 - Leaf Collection will be in zones 5 and 6
Bagged Leaf Collection
Residents may bag their leaves and place them at the curb for compost/yard waste services by Green For Life (GFL) Environmental. Compost/yard waste service ends by the 1st or 2nd week of December and the deadline is set by GFL.
Beginning the week of October 21st, crews will be out picking up leaves at the curb. Please assemble neat piles of leaves right along the curb, in the street. The leaf piles should be raked away from the storm catch basins to avoid flooding (Note: mulched leaves, grass clippings, pet waste, municipal waste and tree limbs are strictly prohibited).
Currently, the DPW is on a 10-14 day pick up schedule for the entire town. The major streets are cleaned on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Major streets include: Ludlow, Woodward, First St, University, Romeo, Parkdale, Elizabeth, Diversion, South St and Runyon.
Once leaf pick up is conducted throughout a section of the town (see map above), the DPW will not return to that section until the town is completely covered, unless they are covering a major street. During leaf season, daily crew location updates are provided at the top of this page and through a notify me message group, pending administrative absences.
Curbside pickup will continue until the week of November 30th and is dependent upon weather and the rate the leaves fall.
For notifications of daily crew locations, sign up for the notify me leaf collection list.
Please use caution when parking vehicles on the street and avoid parking near leaf piles.It is difficult to access leaf piles when there are vehicles parked in front of or behind the leaf piles. The leaf crews will not return to an area after they have moved on if there are vehicle(s) near the piles. Also,avoid parking vehicles on the piles of leaves in the street as this could create favorable conditions for a fire under the vehicle.
Unless there is a storm, chipping services are not a priority during leaf season and the chipper may only be sent out once a month. While chipping services are still available, they must be requested on an on-call basis. The DPW will create a list of addresses for the chip crew to address when they are finally scheduled to chip.