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Overview

KEEP IT GREEN. RECYCLE YOUR LEAVES.

Help the City keep leaves out of the landfill. Collect, bag, and recycle your leaves.

The Leaf Collection and Recycling Program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City's ongoing commitment to recycling. This program helps reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream and saves landfill space. Mechanical collection and bagged drop-off services are provided. Please note that ONLY leaves are accepted in this program. Yard waste—such as brush and tree limbs—is not accepted.

What are the dates of the program?

The 2017 Leaf Collection and Recycling Program will begin on Monday, November 6th and will end on Saturday, December 16th.  


What do residents need to know?

Bagged leaf drop-off will be offered from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays (except November 11th and 25th – for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving) at 23 locations and from 8am to 6pm at your nearest Sanitation Convenience Center, Monday through Saturday.


Bagged leaf drop-off collection tips:

  • Leaves must be placed in large brown biodegradable paper bags.
  • Never mix trash or other recyclables with bagged leaves.

Click here for more information and a detailed list of drop-off locations.


Mechanical collection area tips:

Leaves should be raked, unbagged, and ready for collection by 7am the day of mechanical collection.

If possible, move your vehicle to an off-street location on your scheduled collection day.

Click here for more information and a map of areas receiving mechanical collection.