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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Autumn Leaf Pickup October 15 - December 15


The City has transitioned to a Leaf Vacuum Service. Most city residents are no longer required to bag their leaves. The leaf vacuum service was implemented last year and through some growing pains the City has made several changes to mitigate some of the challenges that occurred last year. 

The following updated rules apply. 

  1. Leaves shall be placed in the roadway, but no more than 6' off the edge of the curb or pavement. Last year's plan to place leaves in the boulevard between the curb and sidewalk was fraught with issues including parked cars blocking leaf piles, numerous obstacles (trees, signs, fire hydrants), and complaints regarding damage to grass. 
  2. City Crews will pick up leaves in six different zones. Residents can use the City's Leaf Pickup Mapping Tool  to see which zone your property is located in and get a live update of which zone the crew is currently in. 
  3. Zones will be serviced in numerical order until weather makes it impractical to continue. Therefore, if you miss the first round of collection in your zone, you will have another chance to get your leaves out to the street. 
  4. There are several roadways where residents are asked to bag their leaves. This is due to limited access, inability to maneuver equipment, or some other impediment. These streets are shown in red on the Leaf Pickup Zone Map and listed on the website. 
  5. This service DOES NOT include the removal of grass clippings. Piles with branches, grass clippings, garden waste and pet waste will not be picked up. 
  6. Please follow the City's Alternate Side Parking restrictions to ensure the success of this new system. Park on the even side of the street on even calendar days and the odd side of the street on odd calendar days. 

If you have any questions about the new leaf pickup procedures, please contact the Public Works Department,, 406-863-1260.

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