2021 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 2021 Leaf Collection Program will begin on Monday, October 18th and continue for eight weeks until Friday, December 10th. During this time, residents may put out unlimited bags of leaves without stickers every week. 

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. Monday of their pickup week to ensure collection. The move to bi-weekly service was done in 2020 to provide residents a more reliable pickup schedule and allows Waste Management to focus on half of the community each week for a more complete cleanup.

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 on the same day as your regular garbage pick-up. A leaf collection map has been posted to the Village’s website for your reference:

The schedule for 2021 is as follows:

2021 Vacuum Truck Schedule:

East of I-94 (odd weeks)
Week 1: October 18th – 22nd
Week 3: November 1st – 5th
Week 5: November 15th – 19th 
Week 7: November 29th – December 3rd

West of I-94 (even weeks)
Week 2: October 25th – 29th
Week 4: November 8th – 12th
Week 6: November 22nd– 27th
Week 8: December 6th – 10th

A map of the schedule can be found at: 
https://gurneeil.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0ea694c5209b49648a0e7c6e298a0f33

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.