Leaf Collection

The Village provides leaf collection services from the second week in October to the first week in December, weather permitting. The 2020 leaf collection program begins on Monday, October 12. The schedule is available here and is delivered to all households in the fall edition of the Village Newsletter, The Communicator.

Leaf Collection Guidelines

Street parking is prohibited on leaf collection days to allow heavy equipment to safely access leaf piles.

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.

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 due to heavy traffic.

In order to be collected, leaves must be in a loose condition, not in bags or containers. 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. 

In the event of inclement winter weather, resulting in suspended and/or delayed collection, residents will receive advance notification of any schedule changes or extended dates via E-News.

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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