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Fall Leaf Collection
Leaf Collection Dates
Start Date:  Monday, October 27, 2014
End Date:  TBD (approximately mid-December, weather permitting)


The Town provides residential leaf pick-up each fall. The program serves to:
  • Keep streets clean
  • Keep storm water inlets open and pollutants out of streams and rivers
  • Reduce the amount of waste taken to the landfill
  • Reuse the leaves by taking them to ISU’s farm in Lexington for compost
  • Save residents the cost and effort to bag or mulch leaves

Instructions for Fall Leaf Collection

  • Fall leaf collection runs for approximately 7-8 weeks starting in mid to late October.
  • Brush and other items are not to be placed in the leaf pile. Items other than leaves will cause clogs and possible equipment malfunction because the equipment used is a vacuum type machine which is designed to collect only leaves. Mixed piles will not be collected. Brush and other items should be placed in a separate pile.
  • Keep leaf piles no higher than three feet for safety. Do not rake leaves into the gutter or street; leaves in the street block storm water inlets and may cause flooding.
  • Leaves should be raked to the back of the curb on the grass or to the shoulder of the roadway. If you live in an area where cars are continuously parked, place the leaves at the edge of your driveway or as near to the driveway as possible.
  • Leaves are to be placed out by 6:00 am on your regular garbage collection day. The crews will follow the same routes as the garbage collection truck; however, they will stay on the route until it is complete. This may take longer than one or two days. Equipment malfunctions and bad weather (i.e. heavy rain or snowfall) can also put crews behind schedule. Please be patient.
  • Please keep leaves away from mailboxes, utility poles, guide wires, water valves and other obstructions.
  • In April - September leaves are collected with landscape waste.

Please note that open burning of leaves is not permitted at anytime within the corporate limits of Normal.