DeKalb’s Annual Loose-Leaf Collection begins Monday, October 26, and will continue through Friday, December 4, 2020. Leaves are collected Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm. Residents should rake leaves into a narrow row parallel to the backside of the curb. Vacuum trucks traveling curbside will pick up the leaves. Leaf piles must be free of debris such as large tree branches and rocks. To help prevent street flooding, do not place leaves in the street.
Crews will begin in the south half of DeKalb and work north to Lincoln Highway, to the northern city limits. The City is anticipating 3-4 collection cycles. To ensure your leaves are picked up by the final collection cycle, please make sure all leaves are raked to the curb by 7am, on November 30th. Schedule and locations change to accommodate weather conditions. Public Works ceases leaf collection operations in the event of snow.
For more information, contact the Public Works Office at (815) 748-2040.