Leaves should be raked to the street, along the curb or edge of the pavement. Avoid parking on the street on the scheduled leaf-collection days, as leaf piles blocked by cars will not be collected. Please do not mix trash, branches or other yard waste with leaf piles.
All Elgin residents may place leaves in yard waste bags for free collection by Waste Management on their regular garbage collection days October 1 through December 9, 2022. Residents always have the option to mulch their leaves as mulching provides additional nutrients to the soil which promotes turf growth.
Please keep in mind that weather may affect the published schedule. In the event of snow, all rake out collection will cease as snow and ice control operations take priority.
Questions? Call 311 (847-931-6001 if outside Elgin).