Different equipment is used to clean up branches and leaves.
To help facilitate cleanup please do not mix leaves with branches.
The Street Division, under the direction of the Public Works Department, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the streets and storm water systems throughout the City. The purpose of the leaf cleanup program is to remove leaves from the roadways and gutters so that they do not impede the flow of storm water, causing flooding or property damage. Therefore, major water ways and storm sewers are given first priority and receive as much attention as needed. It is necessary to clean some areas multiple times while some areas are only cleaned once. IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH OUR PURPOSE WE ARE UNABLE TO SET A SCHEDULE.
Even though we are unable to set a schedule, we are introducing a way to track our crews' progress by visiting our interactive Leaf Cleanup map. Click on the picture to the left to access the map. The map will be updated at the end of each work day.
To see if your street has been visited, either use the zoom buttons in the top left hand corner of the map to locate your street or simply enter your address in the search box at the top of the map. If your street has been visited, a colored line will appear along the street in front of your house. To see information about when the street crews came by, simply click on the colored line segment and an information box will appear. Please keep in mind that some parts of Logan require multiple visits, due to the density of dropped leaves within the City’s storm water system. Conversely, areas with no City street trees, or no storm water infrastructure, are lower priority.
Leaf cleanup typically begins around the first of October and continues until approximately the Thanksgiving Holiday, or as long as weather permits.
Vacuum trucks and sweepers are used in this process.
How it works: The Street Division will vacuum up loose leaves that have been raked into a pile or "windrow" on the park-strip along the edge of the gutter. Do not rake leaves or other debris into the gutter, canals, or the road. This blocks culverts and bridges during storm events that cause flooding. It is against city ordinance to block or restrict waterways.
Bags are best!
Whenever possible, please bag your leaves. Bagged leaves are easier to manage if a windstorm hits or we receive precipitation before we are able to complete leaf cleanup.
If you live in a cul-de-sac, please bag your leaves. Our vacuum trucks are too big to maneuver in cul-de-sacs.
Bagged leaves are picked up once all the loose leaves have been picked up and the gutters are clean. This is usually done at the end of November or the first part of December.
The Street Division asks for your cooperation in the following ways:
- Please do not include sticks or branches, grass clippings, garden waste, or flower bed mulching with leaves. They plug the vacuum tubes and damage the equipment.
- Park off the street as much as possible. Vehicles prohibit our equipment from reaching the leaves.
- Please do not rake leaves around the base of trees, telephone poles, fire hydrants, or power boxes in the park strip. The vacuum equipment is unable to pick up leaves around such fixtures.
- Please do not rake leaves to the edge of the roadway.
- If you have a curbside green waste container, it may be used to dispose of leaves. The week of November 14, 2016 will be the last curbside pickup of green waste containers. Please do not put leaves in your blue recycling can. Contact the Environmental Department for more information about what you can and cannot put in your green waste container and blue recycling can.
Leaves and other green waste are always accepted at the Landfill free of charge!