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Although the 2019 Vacuum Leaf Collection is complete due to weather, Public Works crews will continue collect leaves as part of regular brush collection. The map linked below includes projected start and end dates for brush and leaf collection for the highlighted areas. Additional dates will be available once the highlighted areas are complete. Please ensure that brush and leaves are out as soon as possible, because crews may start in these areas early. Please make sure leaves and brush are in separate piles. Solid Waste Program users are also encouraged to take leaves to the Citizen Convenience Center in piles or in bags (bags must be emptied at the Center). The Citizen Convenience Center is located at 402 S. East Street in Bloomington and is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (closed on weekends) until December 23. Entrance gates close 15 minutes early.
Leaves should be raked to the back of the curb on the grass; to the shoulder of the road; or at the edge or near your driveway. No bagged leaves are permitted at the curb at this time. Keep piles of leaves no higher than 3 feet and do not rake them into the street. Placing leaves in the street results in inlets getting plugged and streets getting flooded, causing serious problems for neighborhoods throughout the City. All brush and other yard waste should be placed into a separate pile.

Click here to view a map of the brush and leaf collection projected start and end dates 

If you have any questions, please call 309-434-2225, e-mail, or visit

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