Loose Leaf Collection Program

Leaf vacuum equipment gets ready to suck up a pile of leaves

Latest Leaf Collection Update

Crews from the Department of Public Works have completed leaf collection in Sections 1 through 10. Another full scale leaf collection in the City of Jackson is planned for spring 2020. No official start date has been selected. The City will inform residents when the program is starting again. 

About Leaf Collection 

Department of Public Works (DPW) crews restarted collection efforts on Monday, March 9. Since some blocks of the city were missed during the first collection, another full-scale collection effort will happen in Sections 1 through 10 this spring. A map of leaf collection sections is available online, is posted at the bottom of this page, and was mailed to Jackson residents. 

Leaf collection was suspended in January due to winter weather. The DPW estimates leaf collection has been completed in 50 percent of the City. Collection efforts have experienced multiple challenges due to equipment delays and inconsistent weather patterns. With spring weather approaching, and more leaf collection equipment coming to the City, revived leaf collection efforts are set to speed up. Interim City Manager Jonathan Greene says the City is committed to completing leaf collection. “We understand the frustrations that residents have had with the speed of our new leaf collection program. The DPW expects the upcoming spring and future fall collections to go at a faster pace. The City thanks residents for their patience with our new program,” Greene said.

The City of Jackson will send out collection updates to residents when they’re available. Residents can expect to see crews using leaf vacuum equipment to pick up leaf piles and loading them onto trailers. Curbside leaves cannot be collected if parked vehicles are blocking them, so the City advises residents to look for updates. 

There are various ways residents can stay up to date on when leaf collection is coming to their area:

-Signing up for the City’s CodeRED system to get phone, email and text updates.  

-Looking for updates on the this web page. 

-“Liking” the City’s Facebook page for regular updates.

-Calling the City of Jackson Loose Leaf Collection Phone Line at 517-768-6088 to hear regular updates on collection activity.

Questions or concerns about leaf collection should be directed to the City’s “Report a Concern” feature on the City’s website.

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