Curbside Leaf Collection Program Extended
Crews will provide one additional leaf pick-up in each neighborhood starting Nov. 29
Due to this year’s late falling leaves and current snow-free forecast, Public Works crews will begin an extra curbside leaf collection cycle on Monday, Nov. 29.
Crews will collect leaves in front of each property one final time and anticipate moving quickly through neighborhoods to avoid winter weather related disruptions. Due to the expected fast pace of this extra collection, residents should rake all remaining leaves to the curb in front of their home prior to 6 a.m. on Nov. 29. The final collection for the Historic District/college area is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4. The online progress map will not be used during this collection cycle.
The lack of snow in the current 10-day forecast has allowed crews to briefly delay the changeover in equipment from leaf collection to winter operations, allowing for this extra collection opportunity. Collection may end prior to crews completing pick-up through the entire City if accumulating snowfall becomes expected anytime during the next two weeks. Once crews have completed the extra curbside collection in an area, remaining leaves can be disposed of through the free bagged leaf program, which runs through Dec. 17, or by mulching or composting any remaining leaves.
Street sweeping will begin after curbside leaf collection ends, weather permitting. Residents may also choose to sweep up leaf debris and include it in the weekly yard waste collection program. All yard waste collection ends for the year on Dec. 17 and will resume on March 14, 2022, when yard waste stickers will be required again on all bagged and bundled yard waste.
For more information on Naperville’s leaf collection programs, as well as resources about mulching and composting leaves, visit www.naperville.il.us/leafcollection.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.