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 check back daily as schedule adjustments are extremely likely. 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 Note – We began the final leaf collection pass of the City on Tuesday, November 15th in Route #5. After we have completed the final pass of Route #4, we will attempt to make one additional pass of the City beginning once again in Route #5 and proceeding numerically. Please keep in mind, the program may be suspended at anytime if there is a prediction of snow in the forecast.

Saturday, November 26 – We will be completing the portion of Route #3 that we were unable to finish on Friday.

Monday, November 28 – We will be completing the portion of Route #2 that we were unable to finish on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Tuesday, November 29 - We will be moving into Route #4 (4th pass).

Wednesday, November 30th - We will continue collecting in Route #4, and possibly be moving into Route #5.

Thursday, December 1st - We will be collecting in Route #5

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016