In an effort to keep the neighborhood looking great, please be mindful of when your leaf pickup times are.
Area C & F
October 21 – 23
November 11 – 13
December 9 – 11
Area D & E
October 7 – 9
October 28 – 30
November 18 – 20
A few things to note:
- All leaves are to be raked 12 inches away from the curb line in a windrow (heaped mound).
- Please keep catch basins free of leaves. Do not place sticks or other debris in with the leaves.
- Please have your leaves raked out by the first day of the posted time to avoid missed pick up.
- We will also pick up leaves in rigid containers on your scheduled yard waste pick up day.
- This is the only time we pick up leaves that are raked to the curb.
- Any other time, they need to be put out in rigid containers on your regular yard waste pick up day.
From the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation web site:
Leaf Season is quickly approaching! We will pick up leaves that are raked out to the curb during your scheduled leaf collection days. Leaves should be raked in a windrow (heaped mound) 12 inches from the curb to allow for proper drainage. Please keep catch basins free of leaves. Do not place stick or other debris in with the leaves. You can also put leaves in rigid containers for collection on your yard waste collection day.
Branches should be no more than 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet long. They should be stacked in easy to manage piles at the curb. Leaves and other small yard waste items, excluding grass clippings, should be placed in rigid containers for collection on your yard waste day.
Here is a note from our amazing Street and Sanitation Department:
It has finally quit snowing! We know that everyone is anxious to get outside to clean up their yards.
The West Lafayette Street Department would like to remind our great citizens of the polices for disposal of yard waste to ensure your items are collected as quickly as possible.
- As of July 1, 2013, the City does not collect grass clippings with weekly yard waste. The City is encouraging residents to recycle their grass clippings by leaving them on their lawn, using them as mulch or composting them. Grass clippings are an excellent source for providing nutrients to the soil, reducing the need to fertilize your yard. Please check the attached flyer for more information about how to dispose of grass clippings.
- Leaves and other short, loose yard debris should be placed in rigid containers for collection on your normal yard waste collection day. The leaf vac is only scheduled to run in the fall when most of the leaves drop from the trees.
- Branches should be no longer than 4 feet and no more than 4 inches in diameter.
- We do not pick up dirt or sod. These items can be very heavy, putting our employees at risk for injury.
You can find more information on the City’s web site.
Another resource, created by the City, is their handy grass clipping and recycling info sheet.
Thank you, as always, for your cooperation.