City of Chicago Coordinates Yard Waste Pick-Up to Help Collect Fall Leaves and Debris

As part of the citywide effort to clean up leaves before winter, the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is coordinating dedicated bagged leaf and other yard waste collection trucks this fall to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways, and storm drains of leaf debris.
Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged leaf collection from October 17 through November 30. Leaves and other yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb (wherever your garbage pickup is) for collection, and bagged separately from garbage in the black carts and separately from recycling in the blue carts. A DSS truck will collect the bags based on 311 requests and take it to be composted.
DSS will continue street sweeping throughout the fall to capture leaf debris in city streets and help prevent draining issues during the winter. Residents are also encouraged to clear curb lanes and areas around storm drains in order to prevent the sewers from becoming clogged.