Aurora FREE leaf collection begins Oct. 13

This is still on my To Do List and I wanted to share this article from the Beacon News with all my Aurora Friends.

Hoping to have some warm days to do this!

The FREE fall leaf collection for Aurora, IL will start the week of Oct. 13 and will last through Dec. 5.

Aurora free leaf collection begins Oct. 13

Fall has arrived and Aurora residents will once again be able to dispose of their leaves for free as part of the city’s annual leaf collection program.

The fall leaf collection will start the week of Oct. 13 and will last through Dec. 5.

Leaves must be put into a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag and placed at the curb on the residents’ regular garbage pickup day by 6 a.m. Garbage stickers will not be required for bags that contain only leaves.

Yard waste collection also will take place through Dec. 5. Yard waste, such as grass clippings, weeds and brush, and branches and limbs less than a half-inch in diameter, must be placed in a 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bag weighing a maximum of 60 pounds. A waste sticker, which is the same used to dispose of garbage, must be attached to the paper bags.

Yard waste mixed with garbage or leaves and yard waste put in a garbage can or plastic bag will not be collected.

Residents who miss their pickup should notify Allied Waste, the city’s contracted waste hauler, to make other arrangements. Residents looking to dispose of tree branches and limbs should cut them down to half-inch to 4 inches in diameter and 2 to 4 feet in length. They may be placed unbundled at the curb without a waste sticker. Branches and limbs must be put in neat, manageable piles with the cut side of the limbs facing the street. Brush that is found in unorganized piles will not be collected.

If a contractor is used to cut down branches, it is the responsibility of the contractor to remove and dispose of that material. Unbundled brush collection will end Nov. 7.

Aurora free leaf collection begins Oct. 13For more information, visit the city’s website at or call the city’s Customer Service Division at 630-256-INFO.

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