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Posted on: October 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Montgomery Leaf Collection Program Begins Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 18

Leaf Collection October 24 2022

Montgomery, IL– The cooler fall weather has arrived in our area, and the leaves are vibrant. The Village of Montgomery Public Works Department is beginning its Village Leaf Collection Program Monday, October 24, through Friday, November 18.

Residents of Montgomery have three options for disposing of their leaves during the fall season.

  • The Village Leaf Collection Program will occur during the weeks of October 24, 31, and November 7, 14. 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. 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.
  • The Village refuse hauler, LRS Recycling, will provide bagged leaf pick up at no charge to residents on their regularly scheduled collection days from now through December 2.
  • For those who prefer not to rake or collect leaves, several online sources explain why mulching leaves with your lawnmower may be better than raking. Various websites share information on how to properly mulch leaves, including setting your mower to a height of three inches and cutting pieces until they are about the size of a dime. It may require multiple passes through your yard to achieve the desired size for the leaves to decompose and fertilize your lawn correctly.

Please remember that the Village ordinance prohibits leaf burning, and it is 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 Village of Montgomery encourages residents to take a proactive approach to leaf collection due to the small window of opportunity to collect the leaves from when the leaves fall to when winter weather begins. The Village Streets Team will quickly transition trucks and equipment from leaf collection to snow removal to prepare 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, 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

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