Leaf Pick-Up 2012
Was a Success!
We Appreciate All Of The Citizens Who
Remembered To Bag Their Leaves In Springfield!
Click HERE for the 2012 flyer.
As the days grew shorter in the Fall, the
air felt brisk and the landscape turned brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, reminding us that it was time once again to decide what to do with the seasons crop of
Mulch or Compost to help your garden grow!
Add leaves to your compost pile. Leaves and
other high carbon material should make up ¾ of your compost pile or shred them
for mulch to protect plants from winter frost.
Or rake and bag them
up for curbside pickup!
City crews hit the streets in high gear to
avert the problems leaves and other debris which can cause our streets,
stormwater systems and open waterways when the wind and rain come to
town. At no time may grass, branches, limbs, or other debris be
deposited in the street or the right-of-way. Please follow the specific
guidelines for where you live.
192 tons were collected in 2011 and recycled for use as mulch and compost, in addition to the hundreds of additional tons picked up by city street sweepers.
Springfield's Development & Public Works' commitment to maintaining the City infrastructure, protecting property from
flooding and storm damage and improving water quality in our rivers and streams,
means that we take leaf management seriously. The City of Springfield provides annual leaf pickup service to citizens.
28th Street is the dividing line for pickup scheduling.
Late November 2013
Early December 2013
Your patience was appreciated, as weather conditions and the volume of leaf bags occassionally resulted in us running behind schedule. We will make every effort to get to your neighborhood during your scheduled week.
If you live in
Springfield (within the city limits):
- PLEASE DO NOT BLOW YOUR LEAVES INTO THE STREET. Per Springfield City code, it is illegal to place debris in the right-of-way (City Code violation 5.272).
- Sanipac is contracted to pickup, haul and recycle BAGGED LEAVES for residents within the City limits.
- Please place leaves in medium sized garbage bags (bags are to contain ONLY LEAVES).
- Place the bags at the curbside, NOT IN THE STREET before 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week.
The benefits of the City's
Our program promotes public safety by keeping leaves out
of bike lanes, streets and sidewalks. Large piles can also be considered a
nuisance by City Code. Piles of leaves on the side of the road can be very
hazardous, examples include:
Vehicles may swerve out of their lane to
avoid piles of leaves.
- Dangerous items may be covered up inside piles
(large rocks, bicycles, etc.)
- Attractive nuisance for children to play
- Forces bicycle commuters into the travel lane of vehicles.
We appreciate everyone's ongoing
participation in this annual event. Thank
Please Do Not Blow Them Into The Street!
Questions about leaf-pickup in