Springfield's Leaf Pickup Program
See below for 2016/2017 dates or view this year's flyer.
The Development & Public Works Department is commited to maintaining the City infrastructure, protecting property from
flooding and storm damage and improving water quality
in our rivers and streams.To help with these efforts the City
of Springfield provides a leaf pickup service to citizens.
To help residents to take advantage of Springfield’s Leaf Pickup Program, check out this instructional video that answers frequently asked questions.
Contrgratulations to Pat S. and John M. for being our two winners for 2017! They both pledged to properly dispose of their leaves and each won a $100 gift card from a local home improvement store.
28th Street is the dividing line for pickup
scheduling. Click to view map.
|Area of Town:
||First Round begins:
||Second Round begins:
West of 28th St
Week of November 28, 2016
Week of January 16, 2017* Dates have been adjusted and pickup could extend into the week of January 23.
|East of 28th St
||Week of December 5, 2016
||Week of January 16, 2017*
Mulch or Compost to
help your garden grow!
Add leaves to
your compost pile. Leaves and other high carbon material should make up ¾ of
your compost pile or shred them for mulch to protect plants from winter frost.
Use your yard debris container!
If you have a grey yard debris container from Sanipac, place your leaves in your container and set out your container on the scheduled day for yard debris. Sanipac will then pick them up and recycle them for you.
Or rake and bag them up for curbside pickup!
See above for this season's pick up dates or view this year's flyer.
Your patience is appreciated, if weather conditions and the volume of leaf bags result in
us running behind schedule. We make every effort to get to your
neighborhood during your scheduled week.
If you live in
Springfield (within the city limits) at no time may grass, branches, limbs, or other
debris be deposited in the street or the right-of-way. Please follow the
specific guidelines for where you live.
PLEASE DO NOT BLOW YOUR LEAVES INTO THE STREET. Per Springfield City
code, it is illegal to place debris in the right-of-way (City
Code violation 5.272).
contracted to pickup, haul and recycle BAGGED LEAVES for residents within the
leaves in medium sized garbage bags (bags are to contain ONLY LEAVES).
bags at the curbside, NOT IN THE STREET before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week.
The benefits of the City's
Our program promotes public safety by keeping leaves out of bike lanes, streets and sidewalks. Large piles can also
be considered a nuisance by City Code. Piles of leaves on the side of the road
can be very hazardous, examples include:
swerve out of their lane to avoid piles of leaves.
items may be covered up inside piles (large rocks, bicycles, etc.)
nuisance for children to play in.
bicycle commuters into the travel lane of vehicles.