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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Vacuum Leaf Collection

Vacuum Leaf Collection

Normal, IL – October 28, 2019 – Vacuum leaf collection for residents in Normal will begin Monday, November 4, 2019. Leaves should be raked to the back of the curb on the grass or to the shoulder of the roadway. Keep leaf piles no higher than three (3) feet for safety. DO NOT RAKE THE LEAVES INTO THE GUTTER OR STREET. The equipment used is a vacuum machine that is designed to collect leaves only. Items other than leaves, such as sticks, may cause clogs and possible equipment malfunction.

There are Five Zones throughout the Town.  Crews may take several days to pass through a single Zone.   High volume, equipment malfunctions and/or bad weather can also slow down collection. Please be reminded that collection is NOT a weekly event. 

For daily updates on which Zone the leaf crews are currently working on, or to determine which Zone you live in, please check our website,, our Leaf Collection page.

During the 7 – 8 weeks that the leaf vacuum is running, please do NOT place leaves in bags or cans for landscape waste collection.  Other types of landscape waste, such as weeds, flowers or garden plants, should still be placed in open bags/cans or carts at the curb.

If you live in an area where cars are regularly parked in front of your residence, place the leaves at the edge of your driveway or as near to the driveway as possible.

Open burning of leaves is against the law.

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