News Releases

12/17/2013 - 2013 Citywide Fall Leaf Collection Program

Brent Buchwald
Street Superintendent
(785) 309-5750

2013 Citywide Fall Leaf Collection Program

Collection for Zone 4 began Monday, December 16th and will conclude Tuesday, December 31st.  The City has completed leaf collection for all areas in Zones 1, 2, and 3. 

Please rake your leaves into piles between the curb and the sidewalk or just behind the curb if no sidewalk exists. Do not rake or blow leaves into the street as this can be a hazard to traffic and it is a violation of city code. Additionally, placing leaves in the street may prevent our storm drainage systems from working properly.

Please remember there will be no collection of leaves in alleys. Also, please be sure not to park vehicles directly in front of or behind leaf piles as this makes collection more difficult for the crews.

If you are a City sanitation customer, another option is to place the leaves in bags and set these bags next to your cart on your regular trash collection day.  Yard waste carts may also be used. Bags of leaves, along with other yard waste materials, are transported to a special location for compost recycling.  Please do not mix trash with your leaves.

Note: There will not be a second round of curbside leaf collection. Please have the leaves ready for collection at the curbside on the first day of the schedule for each location. Only the sanitation crews will collect leaves from City sanitation customers when leaves are placed in bags or yard waste carts and set alongside the regular trash.

For further information regarding the collection program, please contact the Department of Public Works at 309-5750.


Collection Schedule (weather permitting):

ZONE 1       The entire city south of Republic Ave. November 4 – November 15

ZONE 2       Between Republic Ave. & Crawford St. November 18 –November 29

ZONE 3       Between Crawford St. & Iron Ave.  December 2 – December 13

ZONE 4       The entire city north of Iron Ave.  December 16 – December 31