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Leaf Pick-Up Program was a Success!

 

City crews have finished collecting bagged leaves for 2014.


We wish to thank everyone who participated in the City's annual leaf program.

241 pledge cards were received this year, showing a 45% increase over 2013.

Congratulations to this years $100 gift card winners:    

Carol E. and Bryn E.  


Mulch or Compost to help your garden grow!

 

Add leaves to your compost pile.  Leaves and other high carbon material should make up ¾ of your compost pile or shred them for mulch to protect plants from winter frost.

 

Or rake and bag them up for curbside pickup! 


City crews have wrapped up bagged leaf collection, and residents are responsible for removing and disposing of all leaves and debris not picked up by the City. If you still have leaves that you cannot use on your property, we recommend sharing with neighbors and friends or contacting one of the local commercial resource recyclers for disposal options. This will reduce the problems that leaves and other debris often cause our streets, stormwater systems and open waterways when the wind and rain come to town.

192 tons were collected in 2013 and recycled for use as mulch and compost, in addition to the hundreds of additional tons picked up by city street sweepers. Check back for 2014 collection totals.

Fall Leaves Along Street

Bagged Leaves

Springfield's Development & Public Works' commitment to maintaining the City infrastructure, protecting property from flooding and storm damage and improving water quality in our rivers and streams, means that we take leaf management seriously. The City of Springfield provides a leaf pickup service to citizens.


28th Street is the dividing line for pickup scheduling.

 

Area of Town: First Round Occurred: Second Round Occurred:
West of 28th St Week of December 2, 2013 Week of January 6, 2014
East of 28th St Week of December 16, 2013 Week of January 13, 2014

 

Your patience was appreciated, when weather conditions and the volume of leaf bags resulted in us running behind schedule.  We made every effort to get to your neighborhood during your scheduled week.   

If you live in Springfield (within the city limits) at no time may grass, branches, limbs, or other debris be deposited in the street or the right-of-way. Please follow the specific guidelines for where you live.

 
  • PLEASE DO NOT BLOW YOUR LEAVES INTO THE STREET. Per Springfield City code, it is illegal to place debris in the right-of-way (City Code violation 5.272).

  • Sanipac is contracted to pickup, haul and recycle BAGGED LEAVES for residents within the City limits.

  • Please place leaves in medium sized garbage bags (bags are to contain ONLY LEAVES).

  • Place the bags at the curbside, NOT IN THE STREET before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week.

The benefits of the City's Policy:


Our program promotes public safety
by keeping leaves out of bike lanes, streets and sidewalks. Large piles can also be considered a nuisance by City Code. Piles of leaves on the side of the road can be very hazardous, examples include:

  • Vehicles may swerve out of their lane to avoid piles of leaves.

  • Dangerous items may be covered up inside piles (large rocks, bicycles, etc.)

  • Attractive nuisance for children to play in.

  • Forces bicycle commuters into the travel lane of vehicles.

 

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We appreciate everyone's ongoing participation in this annual event. Thank you!

 

Questions about leaf-pickup in Springfield?

 

Contact us at: leafpickupprogram@springfield-or.gov

 

Call (541) 726-3761 or

(541) 726-3637

 

Lane County Leaf Program

City of Eugene Leaf Program

 

 

Updated: 2/5/2014
City of Springfield, Oregon