FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Public Works Department will begin the community-wide leaf pickup this year on October 15, 2019, which will continue through the week of November 25, 2019.
- Leaves must be placed in a continuous row at the curb line.
- Only leaves are accepted. Please do not place any grass clippings, yard waste, sticks, brush, or trash in the leaf pile. These items can damage the collection equipment. If such waste is placed curbside city crews will refuse collection.
- Please do not park vehicles on or immediately next to a leaf pile.
- Please do not cover storm sewer grate with leaves.
The fall leaf collection program is designed to prevent storm sewer backup and reduce accidents due to slippery pavements. Historically, the program was put in place to remove the leaves that had fallen from city trees along the parkways only. Past and current administrations have allowed residents of the city to place leaves from trees on private property at the curb for removal also. All leaves that remain on the street after the first plow-able snow fall are the responsibility of the resident.
The City of Freeport has an annual fall leaf collection program. For spring clean-up, you must sign up for landscape waste subscription through your trash hauler.