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Posted on: March 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Spring Leaf Collection scheduled for April 12-23 in Muscatine

Public Works crews gather up leaves in December 2018 (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – It may be a little bit early for residents to venture outside and begin yard work, but the Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced that the annual Spring leaf collection has been scheduled for two weeks in April. 


DPW leaf vacuum trucks will be out on the streets of Muscatine between April 12-23 collecting leaves raked to the boulevard in front of a homeowners residence.


The trucks will work one zone per day starting with Zone 7 on Monday, April 12, and work until all eight zones are completed. Residents should have their leaves piled in the boulevard in front of their residences for pickup one day before the DPW trucks will be in their zone (see schedule below). 


Residents can also contact Public Works by phone (563-263-8933) or email between April 1 and April 16 to schedule a day for leaf collection. 


The two week period of April 12-23 is the only time that leaf collection will be conducted by the City of Muscatine during the Spring season. Residents are reminded that they can bag their own leaves and take them to the Compost Facility at the Muscatine Transfer Station. The Compost Facility will be open weekends starting March 13 and will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, April 3. (See COMPOST FACILITY)


Spring Leaf Pickup – 2021

ZONE 7 – Monday, April 12

ZONE 8 – Tuesday, April 13

ZONE 1 – Wednesday, April 14

ZONE 2 – Thursday, April 15

ZONE 3 – Friday, April 16

ZONE 4 – Monday, April 19

ZONE 5 – Tuesday, April 20

ZONE 6 – Wednesday, April 21


General guidelines for leaf pickup:


  • Leaves should be placed near but not beyond the curb, and should be within reach of the leaf vacuum. Leaves should be free of tree branches and twigs as they can cause the leaf vacuums to clog up. 
  • All leaves must be placed outside of fenced areas.
  • Leaves are not to be placed in the street to avoid clogging storm drains.
  • Leaves should not be placed in street or extend into traffic lanes, thereby creating traffic hazards.
  • Leaves should not be placed around obstacles such as mailbox posts, sign posts and light poles.
  • Crews will not pick up leaves mixed with debris, logs, branches, rocks, plastic, metal or glass containers, or any other types of refuse.
  • Leaves should not be placed on City cul-de-sacs, vacant land, or City property except on the public right-of-way along the curb/shoulder area.


Visit Street Cleaning for more information.


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