Department Of Streets and Sanitation To Coordinate Bagged Leaf Collection This Fall

October 19, 2015

CHICAGO - As part of the citywide effort to clean up leaves before winter, the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is coordinating dedicated bagged leaf and other yard waste collection trucks this fall to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways and storm drains of leaf debris.

Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged leaf collection from October 19 through November 27.

Leaves and other yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection, and bagged separately from garbage in the black carts and separately from recycling in the blue carts.  A DSS truck will collect the bags based on 311 requests and take it to be composted.

DSS will continue street sweeping throughout the Fall to capture leaf debris in city streets and help prevent draining issues during the winter.  Residents are also encouraged to clear curb lanes and areas around storm drains.

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