2:1 Fall Leaves Program

2:1 Fall Leaf Collection Program Begins October 29
Posted on 09/24/2020
Raking leaves

It is coming, the dreadful fall of the leaves…but we hope the 2:1 Fall Leaves Program provided through Groot, the Village’s contracted wastehauler, helps with your yardwaste cleanup! For details on all of Groot’s programs offered to Arlington Heights, click here.

From October 29 through December 15, residents who use yardwaste bags to dispose of leaves, need to place only one sticker for every two bags of leaves set out for collection. Many local stores sell the landscape waste stickers, which are $2.85 each.

Residents who subscribe to the Landscape Waste Subscription Program can place up to 10 unstickered bags or bundles of branches per week at the curbside for collection from October 15 – December 15. For residents who subscribe to the Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Subscription Program, up to 7 unstickered bags or bundles can be placed at the curb for pickup.

Those who subscribe to the Landscape Waste/Food Scrap Program may place 7 unstickered landscape bags or bundles next to their landscape waste cart from October 15 – December 15.

Please do not rake or blow the leaves from your yard into the streets. During the season, the Village's four street sweepers sweep 19 zones, and residents can expect their neighborhoods to be swept 3-4 times during the fall.

Street sweepers collect leaves that naturally fall into the streets. Raking or blowing leaves into the street from a resident’s private property or the village’s parkway violates Village ordinance. The action creates a hazard, and can possibly clog street drains during a rainstorm. Additionally, leaf-covered streets create a slippery road surface.

It is important that residents with landscapers remind crews that they cannot place leaves into the street. Residents are responsible for the work their landscaper does. If a landscaper blows leaves into the street, it is the resident’s responsibility to remove the leaves.

If street sweeper crews reasonably identify leaves as having been intentionally placed in the street, they are instructed to go around those piles of leaves. Notices may be delivered to residents asking them to remove leaves they may have placed into the street.