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December 6, 2021
Montgomery, IL - With the unseasonable weather extended farther into the season, leaves fall slower than usual. Therefore, the Village Public Works Department will extend their free leaf collection program until Friday, December 17, 2021. Leaves must be raked to the curb and follow the guidelines for curbside pick up by the Village leaf collection truck. The free leaf collection program was initially set to end on November 22 and extended once already through December 3.
Residents can rake leaves no more than 5ft from the curb and not into the street for pick up by the Public Works Leaf Collection Truck. The crew will begin to pick up on Monday and continue until they have made one pass through the Village each week for the next two weeks. As a reminder, leaves must be in place no later than 7A on Monday of collection week. The piles will be vacuumed up as the crews pass through the Village. Any leaves piled near an obstruction or obstructed by a parked vehicle will be skipped.
Please remember, leaf burning is prohibited by Village ordinance and not allowed at any time. Leaves that fall after the final week of pickup or are not appropriately collected and on time for Village disposal are the property owner's responsibility. The window of opportunity to collect the leaves from when the leaves fall to when winter weather begins is small. The Village Streets Team will quickly transition trucks and equipment from leave collection to snow removal to be prepared for snow clearing procedures. In addition to equipment transition, landfills and state-mandated leaf dumping sites close on or about December 1 annually, which halts municipal leaf programs earlier than preferred in years such as this, where unseasonable weather extends the time frame for leaf fall.
To learn more about the Village of Montgomery leaf collection, visit montgomeryil.org/168/Leaf-Collection.