Leaf Collection
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Leaf Collection

Leaf collection starts in the beginning of November and runs through all of December.

The Department of Public Works conducts the annual Leaf Collection Program to help our citizens dispose of the large number of leaves each fall.

Fall Leaf Season Guidelines

  • Each household is permitted 40 bags of leaves for weekly disposal.
  • Place leaves in large plastic trash bags, specially-built large paper lawn-waste bags, and/or bag leaves and place your regular trash cart.
  • Place the leaf bags out by 7 a.m. on your regular trash day.
  • Keep all leaf bags at least three feet away from cart collection areas to ensure trucks can service the carts.

Other Leaf Season Tips

  • Make sure sewer inlets and drainage pipes are clear of leaves to avoid drainage problems.
  • Open burning of leaves is illegal in Indianapolis/Marion County.
  • Making your own home compost from organic waste is another way to dispose of your fall leaves. Learn how you can set up home composting.