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Posted on: November 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Snow Impacts Geneva's Final Curbside Leaf Pickup

Leaf Bag Program

The City's curbside leaf collection resumed Nov. 29 after snow/cold weather temporarily halted operations this week.

The contractor was working on the third/final leaf pickup in Zone C in the downtown and historic district Nov. 27, but the process moved slowly before ultimately being paused Nov. 28.

Work will continue in Zone C throughout the remainder of the week including Saturday, Dec. 2. The City's next progress map update will be made on Thursday, Nov. 30.

The warmer temperatures in the forecast should help melt the snow and make the collection process more efficient.

The third/final collections will still take place for Zones A & B, but the start dates have been pushed back due to the inclement weather. The revised schedule and full leaf program update can be found on the City's website. In Zone A, please note leaf pickup (along with temporary parking restrictions) will take place earlier for residents living on Britta Lane and Manchester Course.

Leaf Bag Program

Residents can still bag any remaining leaves for free starting the week of Dec. 4. Leaves should be placed in brown yard waste bags. Waste stickers are not required, but bags must only contain leaves. Yard waste, mulch or grass clippings mixed with leaves will not be accepted.

Bags can be set outside with the garbage on residents’ regular refuse collection day throughout the month of December.

The final pickup will be the week of Dec. 25, which will be one day later than normal due to the Christmas holiday.

Leave The Leaves

Another option for residents to consider is to mulch or keep their leaves as a natural resource. Leaves are a free, carbon-rich fertilizer for lawns and planting beds. They also can serve as a winter habitat for a variety of insects and animals.

Even just a portion of leaves left in place each fall can make a difference. Learn more at the Kane County Recycles website.

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