On Monday, October 16th and running through Friday, December 1st, the City of Kankakee will begin leaf pick up for City residents. Leaf crews will be in your area on your regular garbage day. Leaves must be out before the crews arrive, as they cannot wait or return once they have passed. It is best to have leaves raked the day before your pick-up. They will remove leaves left in rows along the back of the curb in front of the residence. The crews will not vacuum leaves from the alleys. As volume increases, we may not get to each resident but will address those piles the following week. Republic Services will continue to pick up the biodegradable paper bags and dump yard waste cans with leaves and yard waste in them until December 1st.


  1. Leaves will not be vacuumed or picked up if they are contaminated with litter, or other foreign material, according to state law.
  2. Branches should not be mixed with leaves.
  3. Leaves in plastic bags will not be picked up.
  4. Regular garbage pick up days can be found at www.citykankakee-il.gov

The only way to assure weekly pick up is to use biodegradable paper bags or yard waste cans.