Leaf Vacuuming & Limb Chipping

Now that the snow, ice, and frigid temperatures have passed, our Mid-winter Limb Collection Program has resumed. Prior to the storms, limbs placed at the curb in Wards 3& 4 were picked up. Crew began picking up limbs in Wards 1 & 2 this morning and will continue until it is completed.

Limb collection program

Limb Collection begins Monday, March 15.

City crews will continuously cycle the city collecting limbs through mid-October.
  • Placed by the curb
  • At least 3 feet long
  • Between 0.5 and 3 inches in diameter
  • Less than 300 cubic feet per pickup (e.g., 10' wide x 5' tall x 6' deep)
  • Limbs only ( no leave, evergreens, vines, bamboo, root balls, or thorns)

Leaf collection program

Leaf Collection begins Monday, March 29 and crews will make ONE pass through the city.

Area                                                   Week
Wards 1 & 2                                       March 29
Wards 3 & 4                                       April 5

Leaves and Limbs should be place by the curb by 7 AM on Monday of the scheduled pickup week to guarantee collection. Leaves and limbs will not be collected from the street or from common ground.

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Mid-Winter Limb Chipping begins Monday, January 25, 2021.

  Please have your limbs at the curb at 7:00 a.m  the morning of January 25th to ensure pickup.

The schedule for pickup is weather dependent and may be suspended at any time due to inclement weather.
Limb chipping service is provided in spring, summer and fall for Single-Family Residences.

Program Guidelines:

  • Place your limbs at the curb for chipping—not in the street.
  • Limbs must be more than 3’ long, more than .5” in diameter ~but less than 3” to qualify.
  • Piles are limited to 300 cubic feet per pickup (I.e. 10' wide x 5' tall x 6' deep). 

The City is unable to pick up:

  • Limbs on vacant lots or common ground areas.
  • Piles containing leaves, evergreens, vines, bamboo, root balls or thorns.
  • Large limb piles generated by contractors completing major tree trimming, tree removals, or lot clearing.

Limbs that do not qualify for chipping must be bundled or bagged for collection by Republic Services on your regular trash day. Bags can be purchased at the Government Center or at retail stores like Dierbergs or Menards.


Fall 2020 Leaf Collection is now complete and will resume later this spring.

Leaves should be placed by the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled pickup week to guarantee collection. Please keep leaves out of the street, and leaves will not be collected from vacant lots or subdivision common ground.

Leaf vacuums are unable to pick up any of the items listed below mixed into leaf piles:

  • brush/limbs/root balls mixed into leaves
  • grass clippings
  • trash/animal waste


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