• Oct 5, 2022, 12:54 PM

Bi-Weekly Leaf Collection Program

Updated 12/2/22: Next week begins the final two weeks of leaf collection. The final week of leaf vacuum service for residents on the east side of Gurnee (area east of I-94) will begin on Monday, December 5th. Please have your leaves to the curb line by 6am on Monday and do not place them in the street. Trucks will complete the service by the end of the week. The final week of leaf vacuum service for residents on the west side of Gurnee (area west of I-94) will begin on Monday, December 12th.

All residents continue to have the option to bag leaves. Waste Management will pick up bagged leaves free of charge and they should be placed out for collection by December 12th to ensure pick up. There is no limit to the number of bags that can be placed at the curb. Thank you for your patience with this year’s leaf collection program.

The Village offers an annual leaf collection program through its contract with Waste Management. Through this program, residents have the ability to dispose of leaves that accumulate in their yards during the fall season. Included in the program is free, unlimited weekly bagged leaf pickup and bi-weekly leaf vacuum service. The 2022 Leaf Collection Program will begin on Monday, October 24th and continue for eight weeks until Saturday, December 17th. During this time, residents may put out unlimited bags of leaves without stickers every week. Also, a leaf vacuum service for leaves raked to the curb line will be completed bi-weekly for residents depending on their orientation to I-94. Residents east of I-94 will receive leaf vacuum service on odd weeks, and residents west of I-94 will receive leaf vacuum service on even weeks. Residents must have leaves to the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Monday of their pickup week to ensure collection. The move to a bi-weekly service was done to provide residents with a more reliable pickup schedule and allows Waste Management to focus on half of the community each week for a more complete cleanup. Leaf collection does not necessarily take place on the same day as your regular garbage pick-up.

2022 Leaf Vacuum Schedule
East of I-94 (odd weeks):
Week 1: October 24th – 28th
Week 3: November 7th– 11th
Week 5: November 21st – 25th
Week 7: December 5th – December 9th

West of I-94 (even weeks):
Week 2: October 31st – November 4th
Week 4: November 14th – 18th
Week 6: November 28th – December 2nd
Week 8: December 12th – 17th

Leaf Collection

A map of the schedule can be found at:

Residents looking for an environmentally friendly option that is also rake-free can consider mulching their leaves, which is beneficial for lawns and gardens. For tips on mulching leaves, check out this video.