Leaf Vacuuming & Limb Chipping

Leaf Vacuuming

Please be sure to have you leaves at the curb (not in the street or on common ground) by 7 a.m. on the Monday date listed to ensure removal. Thank you.

Below is the original schedule and status by Ward:

WARDS 3 & 4 (week of)                                   WARDS 1 & 2 (week of)
November 5  complete                                         November 12  complete  

November 26  complete                                        December 3  complete
December 10  complete                                      December 17 complete

Status as of January 10:  The final round of leaf collection in Wards 1 & 2 was completed on Wednesday, January 9. 

Please keep piles of limbs and leaves separate! The leaf vacuums cannot take branches, and the limb chipper cannot safely take leaves. Mixed piles will not be collected. 

Limb Chipping

The mid-winter limb service is planned to begin on Monday, January 28, 2019.  Please have your limbs at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on this day to ensure that they are picked up.  Recent storms have brought down branches throughout the City, so the volume of branches will be greater than usual.  Limb collection may take several weeks to complete.  We appreciate your patience!

This winter pickup depends upon the weather.  The same people who collect your limbs also plow our streets.  Accumulating snow may also make the limbs difficult or impossible to access.  We will update this section of the website with the program's progress once the program begins.

Preparing your limbs for chipping:
Limb chipping service is provided by the Public Works Department in spring, summer and fall for single-family residences. Below are some program guidelines:
  • Place your limbs at the curb for chipping and not in the street.
  • Limbs less than 3' long, less than 0.5" in diameter, or larger than 3" diameter cannot be chipped, but may be bundled or bagged for collection by Republic Services on your trash day.
  • The city does not pick up limbs from vacant lots or common ground areas.
  • Piles containing leaves, evergreens, vines, bamboo, root balls or thorns will not be picked up.
  • Large limb piles generated by contractors completing major tree trimming, tree removals, or lot clearing are not eligible for the program.
  • There is a 15 minute maximum time limit per residence. This is required in order to provide service to all residences in a timely manner.