Leaf Collection Begins October 15

The Village’s popular Leaf Collection Program will begin on October 15 and run through December 7, weather permitting. Residents who live on residential side streets are asked to rake leaves to the curb. Residents who live on arterial streets (Lake Avenue, Wilmette Avenue, Sheridan Road, Green Bay Road, Ridge Road, Skokie Boulevard, and Hibbard Road) should place leaves on the parkway behind the curb, not in the street, due to heavy traffic.

Leaves must be in a loose condition, not in bags or containers, for collection. Leaves should be piled directly in front of your home, taking care not to block access to driveways and fire hydrants. Please avoid raking leaves onto the street until two days prior to your scheduled collection day to prevent the clogging of storm drains. Only leaves may be placed in the street – branches, tree stumps, shrubs, and other types of yard waste are prohibited. 

Street parking will be prohibited on scheduled leaf collection days. “No-Parking” signs will be posted on each block with applicable collection dates. Leaf piles blocked by vehicles will be skipped, and the vehicle will be ticketed. Success of the leaf program relies on residents’ understanding and support of parking restrictions.

Click to view the 2018 collection schedulePLEASE NOTE: During a two-day collection period, only one collection is made for each street and will occur on either the first or second day of scheduled collection. Residents must have their leaves raked out no later than 7:00 a.m. on the first scheduled collection day.

Please view the Leaf Collection Frequently Asked Questions for program requirements and additional information. If you have any questions regarding the leaf collection program, contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at 847-853-7500 or pubworks@wilmette.com.

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