MUSCATINE, Iowa – Leaves will begin to fall in earnest later this month with the Department of Public Works releasing the 2019 Fall Leaf Pickup schedule. Leaf vacuum trucks will hit the streets of Muscatine starting on Monday, Oct. 14, in Zone 8 (see map). There are eight zones that the leaf trucks will work through on consecutive weekdays.
The second pass begins on Oct. 25 with leaf collection concluding with a final pass, weather permitting and if needed, starting on Dec. 5.
Leaf trucks may be working in zones prior to pick up day but will return on (or after) the scheduled date as needed. Residents are asked to have leaves raked out next to curb by 7 a.m. on the day of leaf pickup and to avoid parking on the street on collection day. Leaf piles blocked by cars will not be collected until the cars are moved.
Residents are also asked not to mix trash, branches, or other yard waste with their leaf piles.
As we move further into fall, the possibility of inclement weather increases. Leaf collection operations may be postponed as snow and ice control take priority.
The Compost Site at the Transfer Station will remain open throughout the fall season, weather permitting. The Compost Site will be open from 12-6 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 9 a.m-6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Here are some additional guidelines for leaf collection:
For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 563-263-8933.