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.”

We have been seeing more leaf piles out over the last week which, in turn, has been slowing down our progress. We are doing our best to estimate progress. Please check back daily as schedule adjustments are extremely likely.

Leaf crews will be starting the fourth pass of the City this week, beginning with Route #5. Historically, the fourth pass has been the last pass for the season. We urge you to not hesitate in getting your leaves out to the curb.

Tuesday, November 15 – Completing a small portion of Route #4 that we were unable to finish yesterday & entering Route #5 (4th pass). There is a possibility that we may enter Route #6 (4th pass) later in the day.

Wednesday, November 16 – Completing Route #6 & entering Route #7 (4th pass)

Thursday, November 17 – Completing Route #7 & entering Route #1 (4th pass)

Friday, November 18 – Completing Route #1 & entering Route #2 (4th pass)

Saturday, November 18 – Completing Route #2 & entering Route #3 (4th pass)

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2016