The Village’s annual fall leaf collection program continues through the week of Dec. 4–7. Leaves should be raked into the street at least 18 inches from the curb the day before the scheduled pickup dates indicated on the map. Residents who miss a scheduled pickup date should keep leaves on the parkway until the night before the next scheduled pickup. Please inform landscape services of the leaf collection schedule. For more information call 708.358.5700, email email@example.com or visit www.oak-park.us/2023leafcollection.
Consider leaving the leaves…As an alternative to placing leaves in the street, residents are encouraged to consider leaving the leaves to protect their soil. Raking leaves into garden beds or bagging and storing them for spring application can help support biodiversity in your yard and the community. More information about approaching fall clean-up in an eco-sensitive way is available from local non-profit West Cook Wild Ones at www.westcook.wildones.org/spring-and-fall-clean-up.