Fall Leaf Pick-up Program

Overviewimage of rake on pile of leaves

The City of Elgin offers a variety of collection programs to help residents manage their leaves during the fall season. City crews collect loose leaves from the street in many older neighborhoods, while the remaining areas are required to bag their leaves for weekly pickup by Waste Management.

General Guidelines

On-Street Leaf Collection

Beginning Monday, October 30, weather permitting, the City of Elgin will collect leaves raked out into the street in designated areas. Leaves should be raked along the curb by 6 a.m. on the designated area's special collection day, shown on map below. Leaves placed in the street after the crews have passed will not be collected until the next scheduled date. Note: The on-street collection day may differ from bagged leaf collection day.

Please do not mix trash, branches or other yard waste with leaf piles. Avoid parking on the street on scheduled leaf collection days; leaf piles blocked by cars will not be collected.  

Residents in the on-street collection areas may also place leaves in yard waste bags for free collection by Waste Management on regular garbage collection days.

On-Street Leaf Collection in Designated Areas

Leaf Collection Areas and Schedule