2020 Annual Leaf Collection Program:  New Guidelines


The Village of Gurnee has announced a revised leaf collection program for the 2020 season. Included in the new program is free unlimited bagged leaf pickup and bi-weekly leaf vacuum service.

The 2020 Leaf Collection program will begin on Monday, October 19th and continue for eight weeks until Friday, December 11th. During this time, residents may put out unlimited bags of leaves without stickers. This is a new feature for the 2020 season.

Continuing for the 2020 season is leaf vacuum service for leaves raked to the curb line, which will now be completed bi-weekly for residents depending on their orientation to I-94. Residents east of I-94 will receive leaf vacuum service on odd weeks, and residents west of I-94 will receive leaf vacuum on even weeks. The move to bi-weekly service is being done to provide residents a more reliable pickup schedule and allows Waste Management to focus on half of the community each week for a more complete cleanup. 

The schedule for 2020 is as follows:

2020 Vacuum Truck Schedule:

East of I-94 (odd weeks)
Week 1: October 19th – 23rd
Week 3: November 2nd – 6th
Week 5: November 16th – 20th 
Week 7: November 30th – December 4th

West of I-94 (even weeks)
Week 2: October 26th – 30th
Week 4: November 9th – 13th
Week 6: November 23rd – 28th
Week 8: December 7th – 11th

A map of the schedule can be found on the Village of Gurnee website at: 

Residents looking for an environmentally friendly option that is also rake-free can consider mulching their leaves, which is beneficial for lawns and gardens. For tips on mulching leaves, check out this video.