The On Street Leaf Collection Program in designated areas will resume on Monday, November 18.
The On Street Leaf Collection Program is suspended until further notice. Given the amount of snow and cold temperatures forecasted the remainder of the week, all trucks are being switched over from leaf collection use to snow operations use. This switch will ensure the best treatment possible for Elgin roadways. The program will resume Monday, November 18 at the latest, with all attempts to resume the program later this week.
Elgin’s on-street leaf collection program begins, Monday, October 28.
On-street leaf collection for Elgin residents living within the city’s four designated areas will began October 28 (as shown on map).
Residents within these four areas should rake their leaves along the curb by 6 a.m. on their scheduled leaf collection day. Leaves placed in the street after the crews have passed will not be collected until the next scheduled date.
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 November 30 (purple refuse stickers will not be required during this time). 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).