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Mechanical Leaf Collection Details


Mechanical leaf collection is provided as a supplement to bagged collections in areas identified as having heavy accumulations of leaves and will be offered on a designated weekly schedule in areas with a heavy concentration of leaves.

Sanitation crews collect leaves in each designated mechanical collection areas, covering one (1) or two (2) Sanitation Areas each week. The crews use leaf blowers and mechanical sweepers to move leaves into the street. Tractor-trailer vacuums and/or leaf loaders are used to pick up the leaves. 

Residents in mechanical leaf collection areas should follow these tips:

  • All leaves should be raked (un-bagged) and ready for collection by 7:00 AM the day of mechanical collection. Rake leaves into the street by the curb’s edge (piling is not necessary).
  • If possible, move your vehicle to an off-street parking location on your scheduled collection day, so crews can remove leaves along the curb line.
  • Residents in mechanical areas can also drop-off bagged leaves.

2018 Weekly Mechanical Leaf Collection Schedule 



Oak Lane & Frankford

11/5/18 - 11/10/18


West & South

11/12/18 - 11/17/18



11/19/18 - 11/23/18



11/26/18 - 12/1/18



12/3/18 - 12/8/18



12/10/18 - 12/15/18

Due to the number of pieces of equipment used and the large cleaning boundaries to cover, crews are unable to make return visits to individual streets in the area once they move on to the next boundary. Residents are urged to sweep and bag any remaining leaves and take them to one of the drop-off locations or they may be placed out with regular trash collections. Please note, bags placed at the curb will be collected as trash, not recycling.

To find out if/when your block is scheduled for mechanical collection, visit and check your neighborhood newspaper for articles.

Click here for more details.

Click here for a Mechanical Leaf Collection map.


How do I direct service requests?

  • For mechanical collection requests, check schedule to confirm and clarify as necessary.
  • Citizens may also contact 3-1-1.
  • Visit the Streets Department website at