City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Leaf Pickup/Yard Waste





   Yard Waste Collection/Leaf Pickup

The City of Springfield’s 2017 fall FREE yard waste and leaf pickup program has concluded. Please check back for the 2018 free spring collection dates.


As a reminder:
  • Outside of the City’s free fall and spring waste and leaf pickup, yard waste must be placed in yard waste bags or in an enclosed can marked “yard waste” for collection services. The bags or containers must have a special sticker from your waste hauler’s company in order to be collected. Collection services are offered year-round for a fee of $2 per container with sticker and $2.50 without a sticker.
  • Yard waste is banned from being included with general trash, with the exception of sweet-gum balls.
  • Yard waste, comprised of grass clippings, leaves/weeds, plant trimmings, and/or twigs is collected and recycled locally to make mulch and keeps our sewers and storm drain systems clean and clear of debris.
  • Bags in compliance will be picked up and there is no need to call to schedule the service.
  • Do not remove the bagged leaves from the curb once you place them there.
  • Bags should be placed at the end of driveways or on parkways between the sidewalk and street.
  • Leaves should be placed in paper yard waste bags—not grocery sacks or boxes.
  • Do not use any type of tape on the bag to seal it shut as the tape is not recyclable.
  • Plastic bags are not accepted.
  • Residents should be advised that sweeping leaves into the street is a city violation and doing so could result in a fine.