Leaf pickup begins on November 13

Leaf pickup begins on November 13
Posted on 11/06/2017

Lane County Public Works will begin its annual leaf pickup program on Monday, November 13.  The County collects leaves in two rounds in two general areas: Santa Clara north of Beltline Highway and several Springfield locations generally just outside the city limits. Lane County crews may be working in your zone prior to official collection dates if time allows; however, crews will return to your zone as scheduled.

Lane County provides a leaf collection information line (541-682-8565) updated at 5:00 p.m. each Friday. It describes where leaf pickup begins on a weekly basis. For more information go to www.lanecounty.org/LeafPickUp, call 541-682-6905 or e-mail leafcollection@co.lane.or.us.

Leaf Preparation Guidelines

  • Leaves must be in the paved roadway but piled at least 15 feet away from parked vehicles. Do not bag leaves.
  • Do not pile leaves in bike or traffic lanes or on curbs or sidewalks.
  • Keep storm drains and gutters clear to prevent localized flooding.
  • Leaves are not picked up in private yards.
  • Do not mix in other debris such as branches, rocks, lawn clippings, pine needles, or trash. 
  • Wait to put leaves in the street until the weekend prior to collection.
  • Consider recycling leaves as compost or mulch material. 
  • In Lane County leaf pickup will be provided for curb and gutter streets only.

Last year, crews in several neighborhoods combined ice storm cleanup with leaf collection and picked up materials, such as branches, that are not normally accepted during leaf pick up. Residents should not expect exceptions to continue to be made for branches and other debris this year.

Lane County Leaf Pickup Dates

Zone A (Santa Clara west of River Road)

  • Nov. 13 to Nov. 17
  • Dec. 4 to Dec. 8

Zone B (Santa Clara east of River Road)
  • Nov. 20 to Nov. 24
  • Dec. 11 to Dec. 15

Zone C (Springfield area)
  • Nov. 27 to Dec. 1
  • Dec. 18 to Dec. 22

Leaf Zone Map