Leaf Pickup

2016 Leaf Pickup Service
The Village of Niles will again offer free leaf pickup service this year to residents. The leaf pickup program runs from mid-October through late November, and is provided to residents every other week according to the following schedule. It is a violation of Village Ordinance Section 82-6 to dump leaves in the street on dates outside of this schedule. Businesses providing landscape services are responsible for removing leaves and shall not dump leaves in the street as outlined in Section 82-6(a).

East of Milwaukee Avenue


For residents living east of Milwaukee Avenue, pickup begins on the following Mondays. Residents should place their leaves in the curb on the appropriate Monday for pickup during the week. Leaf pickup begins on the following dates:
  • October 3
  • October 17
  • October 31
  • November 14

West of Milwaukee Avenue


For residents living west of Milwaukee Avenue, pickup begins on the following Mondays. Residents should place their leaves in the curb on the appropriate Monday for pickup during the week. Leaf pickup begins on the following dates:
  • October 10
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 21
Requirements to Keep in Mind
  • Loose leaves should be raked into the curb by Monday of the pickup week and be free of foreign materials such as grass, branches, plants, and rocks.
  • Leaves will not be collected if they are placed in plastic bags or boxes. All leaves must be loose.
  • Leaves placed for pickup on the appropriate Monday morning will be picked up during that week, not necessarily that Monday.
  • To provide the leaf collection equipment better access to the streets, residents are encouraged to park vehicles in garages or driveways. Remember, garbage should be placed on the HOUSE side of the curb. This allows crews to pick up leaves and plow snow without obstruction.
  • Residents choosing to bag their leaves may purchase yard waste stickers ($2 each), and place the sticker on the paper yard waste bag or a 35 gallon garbage can used for disposal and place for collection on their regular garbage pickup day.

Additional Information


Leaves placed for pickup on the appropriate Monday morning will be picked up during that week, not necessarily that Monday. Please contact the Public Services Department at 847-588-7900 should you have any questions regarding this service.