City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Leaf Pickup/Yard Waste

   2019 Yard Waste/Leaf Pickup

The City of Springfield’s 2019 residential curbside yard waste pickup is underway and will go from April through December. Stickers are NOT required this year. .

Republic Services is the City’s contractor and has divided the community into two pickup zones – North and South. The North Zone is the area north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road. The South Zone is the area south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road including residential properties around the lake.

Crews will alternate every other week in each Zone picking up yard waste which includes leaves, grass clippings, gumballs and small branches. All yard waste MUST be placed in brown yard waste/leaf bags or plastic containers. Plastic containers have to be clearly marked with the words “Yard Waste” and cannot be more than 30 gallons and weigh no more than 50 lbs.

Yard waste must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday morning during your areas yard waste collection period. All yard waste placed properly by 7:00 a.m. each Monday during the designated time frame will be picked up.

If you feel your area was missed or have questions about the pickup schedule, please email

North Zone*

  • Week of April 22
  • Week of May 6
  • Week of May 20
  • Week of June 3
  • Week of June 17
  • Week of July 1
  • Week of July 15
  • Week of July 29
  • Week of August 12
  • Week of August 26
*The continuation of this schedule will be updated in August

South Zone*

  • Week of April 29
  • Week of May 13
  • Week of May 27
  • Week of June 10
  • Week of June 24
  • Week of July 8
  • Week of July 22
  • Week of August 5
  • Week of August 19
*The continuation of this schedule will be updated in August

   Program Details

Metal cans and overweight containers or bags will not be picked up. Crews will place a sticker on any bag or container that does not meet the criteria and residents will be asked to re-bag their leaves.

Other details about the program:

  • All bags in compliance will be picked up and there is no need to call to schedule the service.
  • Do not remove the bagged leaves from the curb once you place them there.
  • Bags should be placed at the end of driveways or on parkways between the sidewalk and street.
  • Leaves should be placed in paper yard waste bags—not grocery sacks or boxes.
  • Do not use any type of tape on the bag to seal it shut as the tape is not recyclable.
  • Plastic bags are not accepted.
  • Yard waste stickers do not need to be placed on the bags during this collection period.
  • Residents should be advised that sweeping leaves into the street is a city violation and doing so could result in a fine.

   Drop Off Your Yard Waste

Residents may also bring their yard waste to Evans Recycling located at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway, Monday through Friday 7:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturdays 7:00 am-12 noon. Drop off is free beginning April 1 through April 30.