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Curbside Leaf Collection Extended to December 5

October 10, 2016 09:54 AM

Winnetka’s annual curbside leaf collection program has been extended to Monday, December 5, since many trees were late in dropping their leaves this year. Under this program, residents may rake their leaves to the parkway just inside the edge of the curb for collection by the Village. 

Please do not rake leaves into the streets. This creates a hazard, as leaves are slippery when wet; and also

  • Rake leaves into a pile(s) on the parkway parallel to the curb but not in the street to reduce hazards and enable crews to move quickly and efficiently.
  • Remove stones, litter, branches or other landscape debris. Piles containing these items cannot be collected, as they can damage equipment and injure workers.
  • Avoid placing leaves in front of storm drains or utility covers.
  • Avoid piling leaves around cars, boulders, fire hydrants, trees or posts.
  • Avoid parking on top or adjacent to the leaf piles.
  • Do not rake to alleys or service roads.

Leaf piles that are mixed with grass trimmings, branches, brush or other yard waste will not be collected. They must be bagged for collection as part of the regular curbside yard waste program.  For more information, call the Public Works Department at 847-716-3568.


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