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Loose Leaf Collection Program
Fall 2022 Loose Leaf Collection Program Complete!
The second and final round of leaf collection was completed in all sections on Tuesday, Dec. 6! Crews from the Dept. of Public Works will now focus on spot cleanups across the City. If crews missed your leaves in the second round, please contact Public Works at 517-788-4170.
No other leaf collection is planned until fall 2023. This leaf collection season was unique with nearly all of the leaves falling before the first round of collection. That made for an extended first round of collection and short second round. City officials are planning on changing the collection process next year to make the collection schedule more durable. The City of Jackson thanks residents for their patience with the leaf collection program and helping cleanup neighborhoods.
About Leaf Collection
The City of Jackson Department of Public Works (DPW) is starting the Fall 2022 Loose Leaf Collection Program on Monday, Nov. 7. The DPW is planning two rounds of leaf collection in every section of the City from Monday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Dec. 8.
The DPW asks residents to place loose leaf piles along curbs in the street. Placing leaves on the street level along curbs helps crews perform a more effective collection. Residents are urged to not put out leaf piles in the curb line of streets until 48 hours before their scheduled pickup. Having leaf piles in streets for long periods of time hinders street cleanliness, clogs storm drains, and can permanently damage pavement.
It’s also very important for residents to remove vehicles, basketball hoops, and any other obstructions from streets when collection is happening in their neighborhood. Leaves will not be collected if they can’t be reached by crews. Residents should be aware that large leaf piles are sometimes first collected by loader equipment and then the leaf vacuum machines come by to do a more detailed cleanup.
A map that shows collection sections and pickup dates is available on the City website. Collection dates are subject to change due to possible weather and equipment challenges.
The City is divided into 10 sections, with each section receiving two rounds of collection. On Monday, Nov. 7, crews are starting in Section 1 (southwest side) and Section 6 (northeast side). The Section 1 crew will move east through Section 5 and the Section 6 crew will move west through Section 10.
The City encourages residents to stay up-to-date on the collection program so they know when it’s coming to their street. In addition to reading a mailer that’s sent to every address in the City, residents can stay informed through these communication channels:
-Signing up for the City’s CodeRED system to get phone, email and text updates.
-Looking for updates on 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 DPW at 517-788-4170.