Leaf Collection Program 2018 – CONTINUES AFTER SNOWFALL

Snowfall:  The City will continue to pick up leaves with a front end loader after the snowfall of November 25, 2018. We appreciate your patience while we make one more pass throughout the City.

Last Day: All leaves must be to the curb by Sunday, November 25, 2018. The leaf collection crews will make one final pass on each street beginning November 26, 2018

The City’s Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, October 15, 2018, and conclude the week of November 25, 2018.

The Public Works Department will begin the community-wide leaf pickup on October 15, 2018, and will continue through the week of November 26, 2018.

  • Leaves must be placed in a continuous row at the curb line.
  • Only leaves are accepted. Please do not place any grass clippings, yard waste, sticks, brush, or trash in the leaf pile. These items can damage the collection equipment; If such waste is placed curbside city crews will refuse collection.
  • Please do not park vehicles on or immediately next to leaf pile.
  • Please do not cover storm sewer grate with leaves.

The fall leaf collection program is designed to prevent storm sewer backup and reduce accidents due to slippery pavements. Historically, the program was put in place to remove the leaves that had fallen from City trees along the parkways only. However, past and current administrations have allowed residents of the City to place leaves from trees on private property at the curb for removal also. With stricter EPA requirements, this practice may end in the near future. City crews start the leaf collection program in the fall. Notices are posted in the newspaper and announcements are run on local radio stations when the program begins. Weather events of the current season dictate the start of the pick up and the program ends after the first snow fall occurs that requires plowing. All leaves that remain on the street after the first plowable snow fall are the responsibility of the resident. The City of Freeport does not pick up leaves or grass clippings in the spring or summer months.

The City of Freeport has an annual leaf collection program but this program runs only in the fall. For spring clean-up, you must sign up for landscape waste subscription.

If you have questions, please call the Public Works Department at 815.235.8210.

Back to top