Monday, December 4, 2017
Free Curbside Leaf Collection
Free Curbside Leaf Collection Runs Oct. 16 through Dec. 8
Curbside leaf collection, a service provided free to Oswego residents, begins Monday, Oct. 16 and continues through Friday, Dec. 4, throughout the Village of Oswego.
Leaves will be picked up three times in each of the three zones throughout the Village.
Zone A includes all properties that are west of the Fox River, plus the Hunt Club subdivision, and all properties that are both east of Fox Bend Golf Course and south of Route 34. Leaves in Zone A will be collected the weeks of Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.
Zone B includes all properties south of Wolf Road; all properties that are south of Route 34, east of the Fox River, and west of Route 71 (downtown Oswego); and all properties south of Route 71 excluding Hunt Club. Leaves in Zone B will be collected the weeks of Oct. 16, Nov. 6, and Nov. 27.
Zone C includes all properties that are both east of the Fox River and northwest of Route 34. Leaves in Zone C will be collected the weeks of Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4.
Place leaves in piles in the grass on the parkway near the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your specified week for collection. Leaves not places in the parkway by 7 a.m. Monday will be picked up on the following scheduled collection week for your zone.
For more information on proper leaf disposal, including a map of your zone, visit the Leaf Collection page.
Leaf Collection - Zone C
The curbside leaf vacuum program provides residents a cost effective way to dispose of leaves. The bulk of the piles will be vacuumed up as the crews go by your address. It is impossible for the crew to collect 100% of the leaves piled for collection. Place leaves in the parkway (on the grass) near the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your specified pickup week for collection, leaves not placed in the parkway by 7:00 a.m. will be picked up on the following scheduled week for your zone. NO BRUSH, GRASS CLIPPINGS, TREE LIMBS, VINES, OR TRASH WILL BE COLLECTED. These materials can cause damage to this costly equipment and can put the operator and residents in the area at risk of injury or death.
Due to the tremendous scope of this work village wide, leaves piled in proximity to an obstruction or obstructed by a parked vehicle will have to be skipped, and not be picked up until the next collection week. Please keep leaves out of the curb line and street so not to cause hazardous driving conditions or local flooding. Residents are reminded that leaf burning is prohibited at all times.
There is a very small window of opportunity to collect the leaves from the time the leaves fall to when winter weather begins. Inclement weather or large volume of leaves could alter the leaf pickup schedule. Once the leaves are snow covered, the vacuum cannot collect the leaves and the program may be suspended. Therefore residents are strongly encouraged to utilize alternative options such as placing leaves in and around plant beds under trees and shrubs as this provide nutrients for the soil and provide insulation for the plants. Residents can also utilize the yard waste bags and refuse collection program. Each bag requires one (1) yard waste sticker and needs to be placed at the curb with garbage and recycling containers by 6:00 a.m. on the normally scheduled garbage collection day. These stickers may be purchased for $1.50 at:
- Oswego Village Hall – 100 Parkers Mill
- Ace Hardware – 4500 Route 71
- Jewel Foods – 2540 Route 30 & 3795 Orchard Road
- Meijer’s – 2700 Route 34
- Walgreens – 410 Chicago Road & 3401 Orchard Road
- Lianes Family Pantry – 4574 Route 71
Groot will collect yard waste bags for free on your regular garbage collection day during the week of November 13 – 17. The final day for collection of yard waste bags is December 1.
The Village implemented a zoned collection system to provide residents with a set scheduled for leaf collection. Your house is assigned a zone based upon its location in the Village.
- Zone A - All properties west of the Fox River, Hunt Club subdivision, and all properties east of Fox Bend Golf Course and south of Route 34.
- Zone B – All properties south of Wolf Road, all properties south of Route 34 east of the Fox River and west of Route 71 (the downtown area), all properties south of Route 71 excluding Hunt Club subdivision.
- Zone C – East of the Fox River and northwest of Route 34.
These zones may be seen on the Leaf Collection Zone map. You may track the leaf collection zones by visiting the Village map gallery at www.oswego.maps.arcgis.com.
We will pick up leaves three times this season. Leaf pickup is scheduled for Monday through Friday as follows:
- Zone A – Weeks of October 16, October 30 & November 20
- Zone B – Weeks of October 16, November 6 & November 27
- Zone C – Weeks of October 23, November 13 & December 4
Due to Inclement weather, staffing, potential equipment issues, and the volume of leaves, the Leaf Collection Dates may be subject to change.
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