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Free Leaf Pickup November 29 - December 1

A free leaf collection for residents who live within city limits will take place on November 29th - December 1st, on your regular refuse collection day. Leaves must be kept separated from other yard waste and placed at the curb in clearly marked cans, cardboard boxes, or Kraft paper bags.

Cans and boxes will be left on the parkway following collection. Although leaves may be placed in marked cans, please be aware that a combination of precipitation and low temperatures may cause the contents to freeze. Frozen cans cannot be emptied by our service provider. All yard waste pickup ends on December 1st.


City ordinances prohibit raking leaves, grass, or other debris into the street where they can impede the flow of water and/or create hazardous driving conditions. You can help alleviate this problem by keeping storm drain inlets in your neighborhood free of leaves and debris.