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Township Leaf Collection

Leaf collection has wrapped up for the 2023 season. Thank you! 

We know that leaf-raking can be a real chore. Our goal is to do everything we can to help residents through the process with:

Curbside Leaf Collection - Using industrial-size vacuums, crews collect leaves on 150 miles of streets. The process begins in October.

Dedicated Crews & Multiple Opportunities - Crews make repeated passes throughout the township. Frequency depends on weather and equipment. Our goal is to service each street up to six times. 

Every Leaf Season is Different

Mother Nature decides when leaves fall, and some years the leaves drop all at once. Although we make every effort to collect leaves as quickly as possible, it may take longer for crews to complete collection during the periodleaf collection of heaviest leaf fall.

Adverse weather such as rain, cold weather or snow can disrupt our schedule as well. Cold weather can cause leaves to freeze in piles that must be broken up manually.

Steps to Take for a Smooth Leaf Season

We're asking residents to take these steps to help keep leaf collection on schedule, hold costs down, and reduce storm water pollution:

  • Rake leaves to the curb or edge of the street, not on the street where they will cause a traffic hazard.
  • Keep leaves away from storm drains and catch basins because stormwater runoff carries them to nearby waterways where they are a source of water pollution. Clogging these areas with leaves also may cause flooding on your property.
  • Keep leaf piles free of rocks, bottles, branches, grass, or other yard waste. Contaminated piles will not be picked up. 
  • Place leaves away from obstacles such as mailboxes, fire hydrants, vehicles and landscaping rocks. These can become hidden and damage machinery or injure employees.
  • Do not allow children to play in leaf piles for their safety, especially piles near the street.
  • Avoid parking on or near leaf piles. It's difficult for crews to work around vehicles.
  • Do not bag your leaves. They will not be picked up.
  • If you employ landscapers, be sure that they comply with these procedures.