Leaf Collection Annual Leaf Collection Program: Guidelines

2019 Leaf Collection Schedule: Monday, October 21st to Friday, December 13th, 2019 ****Update: Leaf Collection Extended and Free Bagged Leaf Pickup Allowed****

Gurnee's Annual Leaf Collection (Leaf Pickup) Program takes place each fall. Residents are asked to rake leaves to the parkway lawn where vacuum trucks will collect them. Leaves should be placed in the parkway grass, NOT in the street.

Residents should have their leaves at the parkway grass by 6:00 a.m. on the Monday of each collection week to ensure they are collected. Leaf collection does not necessarily take place the same day as your garbage collection. 

Waste Management will make six trips throughout the Village to collect leaves. Leaves will be picked up along every street and road within the Village on each trip. Each pass through the Village may take several days. Residents are reminded that once the collection truck makes its final run in your neighborhood, it will not return to collect any additional leaves.

Waste Management will make every effort to collect leaves along each Village roadway every week. However, factors such as weather or large volumes of leaves may slow down collection. The target collection dates are shown on the Leaf Collection Schedule Map

Due to the limited reach of the vacuum truck, residents are asked to rake leaves as close to the street as possible. When placing the leaves at the curb, please do not block culverts or storm sewer openings. Leaves piled in these areas may create drainage problems in the event of heavy rains or melting snow. 

Residents with questions or concerns should call Village Hall at 847-599-7500 or visit the FAQ section.