Leaf Pickup Program
2022-2023 Leaf Pickup Schedule
|Area of Town:||First Round begins:||Second Round begins:|
|West of 28th St/31st St||Week of November 28, 2022*||Week of January 9, 2023*|
|East of 28th St/ 31st St||Week of December 5, 2022*||Week of January 16, 2023*|
28th/31st Street is the dividing line for the pickup schedule. Click to view map.
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VIEW THIS YEAR’S FLYER
The Development & Public Works Department is committed 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 free leaf pickup service to residents.
To help you take advantage of Springfield’s Leaf Pickup Program, check out this instructional video that answers frequently asked questions.
Pledge to properly dispose of leaves for a chance to win a $100 gift card from a local home improvement store. View this year’s flyer for more details on how to enter.
- 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 within the city limits of Springfield, grass, branches, limbs, or other debris may not 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).
- Sanipac is contracted to pick up, haul, and recycle BAGGED LEAVES for residents within the City limits.
- Please place leaves in medium-sized garbage bags (bags are to contain ONLY LEAVES).
- Place the 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 Policy:
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:
- Vehicles may swerve out of their lane to avoid piles of leaves.
- Dangerous items may be covered up inside piles (large rocks, bicycles, etc.)
- An attractive nuisance for children to play in.
- Forces bicycle commuters into the travel lane of vehicles.
We appreciate everyone’s ongoing participation in this annual event. Thank you!
Questions about leaf pickup in Springfield?
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org