Gurnee's 2016 Annual Leaf Collection Program
Monday, October 17th - Wednesday, November 30th
Due to the warmer than usual weather, the 2016 Leaf Collection has been extended for three days of collection beginning on Monday, November 28th and continuing until the entire Village is completed, either Tuesday, November 29th or Wednesday, November 30th. To ensure collection, all leaves MUST be out to the curb by Monday morning. There will be no regular schedule of collection this week, so le aves must be out by Monday morning to ensure pickup.
Residents with leaves remaining after Wednesday, November 30th that want collection from Waste Management will need to winterize the leaves until the Unlimited Yard Waste Collection event in the Spring of 2017 (date to be announced).
The Village's Annual Leaf Collection Program begins Monday, October 17th and will continue through Wednesday, November 30thth. Residents are encouraged to get their leaves ready for pick up as soon as possible in order to ensure that they are collected. Please note that residents with leaves after the final run during the week of November 21st - November 26th will be required to make their own arrangements for removal. No other Village-sponsored opportunities for leaf collection will be available.
Annual Leaf Collection Program: Guidelines
Gurnee's Annual Leaf Collection (Leaf Pickup) Program takes place each fall. Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb 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 curb 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.