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On-Street Pick-Up

Elgin’s on-street leaf collection program begins, Monday Oct. 17.

On-street leaf collection for Elgin residents living within the city’s four designated areas will began October 17 (as shown on map).
Residents within these four areas should rake their leaves along the curb by 6 a.m. on their scheduled leaf collection day. Leaves placed in the street after the crews have passed will not be collected until the next scheduled date.

Leaf collection


Leaves should be raked to the street, along the curb or edge of the pavement. Avoid parking on the street on the scheduled leaf-collection days, as leaf piles blocked by cars will not be collected. Please do not mix trash, branches or other yard waste with leaf piles.

All Elgin residents may place leaves in yard waste bags for free collection by Waste Management on their regular garbage collection days until November 30 (purple refuse stickers will not be required during this time). Residents always have the option to mulch their leaves as mulching provides additional nutrients to the soil which promotes turf growth.

Please keep in mind that weather may affect the published schedule. In the event of snow, all rake out collection will cease as snow and ice control operations take priority.

Questions? Call 311 (847-931-6001 if outside Elgin).