Leaf Vacuuming & Limb Chipping


Leaf Collection begins the week of March 30, and crews will make one pass through the city. 

 Area  Week of
Wards 1 & 2 March 30, 2020
Wards 3 & 4  April 6, 2020

Leaves should be placed by the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled pickup week to guarantee collection. Leaves will not be collected from the street or from common ground.

The City is unable to pick up:

  • Brush/Limbs/Root Balls
  • Grass Clippings
  • Trash/Animal Waste

Limb Chipping

Limb Collection Program began as scheduled on Monday, March 16, 2020. As of 4/1/20, Crews have completed Wards 3 & 4 and are moving into 1 & 2. The Limb Collection Program will continue through mid-October.

The schedule for pickup is weather dependent and may be suspended at any time due to inclement weather.
Limb chipping service is provided in spring, summer and fall for Single-Family Residences.

Program Guidelines:

  • Place your limbs at the curb for chipping—not in the street.
  • There is a 15 minute maximum time limit per residence.
  • Limbs must be more than 3’ long, more than .5” in diameter ~but less than 3” to qualify.

The City is unable to pick up:

  • Limbs on vacant lots or common ground areas.
  • Piles containing leaves, evergreens, vines, bamboo, root balls or thorns.
  • Large limb piles generated by contractors completing major tree trimming, tree removals, or lot clearing.

Limbs that do not quality for chipping must be bundled or bagged for collection by Republic Services on your regular trash day. Bags can be purchased at the Government Center or at retail stores like Dierbergs or Menards.


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