Yard Waste Collection

The City of Chicago coordinates dedicated bagged leaf and other yard waste collection trucks to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways and storm drains of leaf debris.

Residents can call 311 to request separate yard waste collection. 

Yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection, and bagged separately from garbage in the black cart and separately from recycling in the blue. 

The Department will collect the bags based on 311 requests and take it to be composted. 

Yard waste consists of leaves, grass clippings, branches, brush, clippings from shrubbery, and garden waste. Yard waste does not include dirt, rocks, or gravel.

Click here to find your collection schedule or call 311.


Service Facts