September 29, 2022

Kankakee, IL – Beginning Monday, October 17, and running through Friday, December 2, 2022, the City of Kankakee will begin leaf collection for city residents. Leaf crews will be in your area on your regular garbage day.

Please note that 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. They will not vacuum leaves from the alleys.

As volume increases, they 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 through December 2, 2022.


  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 pickup days can be found at  www.citykankakee-il.gov
  5. The only way to assure weekly pick up is to use biodegradable paper bags or yard waste cans.

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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


Download the Press Release - LEAF PICK UP FOR FALL 2022