Leaf Pickup Program
See below for 2015/2016 dates or view this year's flyer.
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.
To help residents to take advantage of Springfield’s Leaf Pickup Program, check out this instructional video that answers frequently asked questions.
Thank you to all that pledged to properly dispose of leaves. Congratulations to the West family and Greg C. as our drawing winners for the 2014/2015 leaf season. Be sure to enter this year's drawing by submitting your pledge! See this year's flyer for more details.
28th Street is the dividing line for pickup
|Area of Town:
||First Round begins:
||Second Round begins:
West of 28th St
Week of November 30, 2015
Week of January 4, 2016
|East of 28th St
||Week of December 7, 2015
||Week of January 11, 2016
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.
Use your yard debris container!
If you have a grey yard debris container from Sanipac, place your leaves in your container and set out your container on the scheduled day for yard debris. Sanipac will then pick them up and recycle them for you.
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.
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
Your patience is 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).
contracted to pickup, haul and recycle BAGGED LEAVES for residents within the
leaves in medium sized garbage bags (bags are to contain ONLY LEAVES).
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
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:
swerve out of their lane to avoid piles of leaves.
items may be covered up inside piles (large rocks, bicycles, etc.)
nuisance for children to play in.
bicycle commuters into the travel lane of vehicles.