Leaf Pick-Up for Fall of 2019


Leaf Pick-Up for Fall of 2019


October 11, 2019

Kankakee, IL – On Monday, October 14th and running through Friday, December 6th, 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 come back once they have passed. 

It is best to have leaves raked the day before your pick up. Crews 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, the City of Kankakee 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 November 30th. The only way to assure weekly pick up is to use biodegradable paper bags or yard waste cans.


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 


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The City of Kankakee is dedicated to protecting, building and nurturing the community while enhancing lives. We are a historic, vibrant, and active riverfront community. We continue to transform into an extraordinary place to dream, grow, and thrive. Embracing our diversity, we strive to be progressive, inclusive, and innovative. For more information on the City of Kankakee, please visit the website at www.citykankakee-il.gov.


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