Leaf Collection Program
The City of Freeport has an annual leaf collection program.
The program is designed to prevent storm sewer backup and reduce accidents due to slippery pavements.
Historically, the program was put in place to remove the leaves that had fallen from City trees along the parkways only. However, past and current administrations have allowed residents of the City to place leaves from trees on private property at the curb for removal also. With the advent of the landfill closing and stricter EPA requirements, this practice may end in the near future.
City crews start the leaf collection program in the fall. Notices are posted in the newspaper and announcements are run on local radio stations when the program begins. There is no set date when the leaf pickup program starts. Weather events of the current season dictate the start of the pick up and the program ends after the first snow fall occurs that requires plowing. All leaves that remain on the street after the first plowable snow fall are the responsibility of the resident.
The City of Freeport does not pick up leaves or grass clippings in the spring or summer months.
For further information on this program, call the Street Department at (815) 235-8210.
Freeport City Hall