Fall Leaf Collection
After November 11th the crews will work from the East side of the Village to the West side of the Village (This might not be on your recycling day) until collections aren’t needed or a major snow fall occurs. If we receive a large enough snow fall at any time that requires the Department to plow the streets, leaf collection will have to end. We use the same equipment for leaf collection as we do for snow removal and public safety is our number one priority.
We suggest that you rake leaves into piles between the sidewalk and curb and move them into the street (2 feet from the curb) the day before your scheduled collection day. DPW will pick up leaves and grass clippings only (NO plant materials, vines, branches, fire wood and logs, gravel, stones, landscaping rocks, plastic pots, trash bags, etc.). Per Village Ordinance Section 11.09, leaves may not be placed in the street after a resident’s last scheduled collection day.
*While we strongly suggest that children do not play in the leaf piles that are put in to the curbline; we remind all motorists to be alert of children nearby.
Helpful Tips/Options would be:
- Do not pile leaves over or within 10 feet of a storm sewer catch basin.
- Water-down your leaves after raking to prevent them from blowing back into your yard.
- For easier leaf disposal, cut them up with your mower.
- Bag your leaves and bring them to the Public Works Yard for disposal.
- Do not park your vehicle over a leaf pile - heat from the exhaust system can cause a fire.