Curbside Leaf Collection to Begin in October for Fall 2021
Fall leaf collection is scheduled to start Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 and run through the week of Nov. 14.
To have your leaves collected, rake them within two feet of the public street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday, though collection can be delayed at the season’s peak.
Please don’t bag your leaves or mix them with sticks, branches or other yard waste, or any other materials. To speed collection, please avoid placing piles near street signs or utility poles, and avoid parking vehicles in front of leaf piles.
This service is free and weather dependent; snow can require staff to convert equipment to prepare for its timely removal.
Residents have a few options to dispose of leaves is if disposal timing is critical or after the curbside collection ends:
- Put in Johnson County Refuse yard waste bags, collected on your regular trash and recycling day, for $1.65 per bag
- Taken to Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 300 Hebl Ave. SW, Iowa City, for free
- Wait for spring curbside leaf collection, for free