Please be advised, the leaf schedule will be updated daily and subject to change at any time. If you would like to receive schedule updates via e-mail, visit and subscribe under “Service Notices.”

Please Note – On Wednesday, November 30th, starting in Route #5, we began our attempt to make one additional pass of the City. We will proceed thereafter in numerical order and will move into Route #1 after Route #7 has been completed. Crews will not return to any of the routes once collection has been completed. Additionally, crews will not return for piles raked after the area has been collected or for piles not collected due to parked vehicles.

Please be Advised – We will be monitoring the forecast for the most up to date information regarding the possible winter storm system that has been predicted for our area the week of December 5th . Please keep in mind, the program may be suspended at any time, in order for us to prepare & convert all of our equipment for the impending storm. If you are not comfortable with the uncertainty of the schedule, please bag your leaves in the City of Iowa City yard waste bags or you may take them out to the landfill, free of charge, in any type of bag.

Saturday, December 3rd – We will finish collecting the small portion Route #1 that we were unable to complete on Friday and will be moving into Route #2 (Final Pass) and Route #4 (Final Pass).

Monday, December 5th – We will be collecting in Route #3 (Final Pass)

Tuesday, December 6th – We will finish collecting the portion of Route #3 that we were unable to complete on Monday.

Please be Advised - A field review showed a light number of leaf piles in place in Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4. As a result, leaf crews will be completing Routes 1, 2, and 4 on Saturday, December 3rd. Route 3 requires two sequential days of collection to deal with odd / even parking restrictions and will be run on Monday and Tuesday, December 5th and 6th, weather permitting. This will conclude the additional pass and the leaf collection program for the 2016 season. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please Note - When a partial route is scheduled, all leaves in the entire route should be ready for collection by 7:00 a.m. on the first day the route is scheduled in order to guarantee pickup.

If you are unsure of which route you are in please see the flyer that was included in your September City utility bill. Please make sure to turn the flyer over because there is important information on both sides of the flyer.

For more information about the City of Iowa City Leaf Vacuum Program, including a route map, instructions on how to prepare leaves and other helpful reminders be sure to visit

Date of publication

Friday, December 02, 2016