The Streets Department combines regular leaf pickup with regularly scheduled street cleaning since November 1, 2016. Every street in the City will receive the same equitable services on regularly scheduled street cleaning days from November 1st through December 31st.
The City will pickup normal street cleaning debris and any leaves that have fallen from City trees if they are placed in the street approximately a foot and a half away from the curb on regularly scheduled street cleaning days. Please remove any limbs, cardboard boxes, plastic bags, etc. from these piles, as these items can damage the equipment.
Download the Street Cleaning and Leaf Pickup Flyer.
Depending on the quantity of leaves, specialized equipment may be used that collects leaves and turns them into mulch, which then can be used for compost. If the quantities are less, a street sweeper may be the only equipment needed. In both cases, a street sweeper will be the last equipment used to make sure that the street is as clean as possible.
Please place remaining leaves from your yard in alley yard waste dumpsters or in roll carts, depending on which one is in your neighborhood. If additional space is needed, please use paper yard waste bags, place them in the tree-lawn on your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day, and call the Citizens' Service Bureau at 622-4800 to request bagged leaf pickup.
It is recommended that leaves be mulched with either a push mower with a bagging attachment or a blower/mulcher prior to placing in your dumpster, as this can reduce 10 normal bags of yard waste to just one bag of yard waste. Alternatively, you can also use this mulch in your garden or flower bed.
Please check the No Parking signs on your street for regularly scheduled street cleaning days and times. If your street does not have No Parking signs, please review the Street Cleaning Area map and schedule.
What To Do With Leaves From Your Yard
Please put leaves from your yard in paper yard waste bags, place them in the tree-lawn, and call the Citizens' Service Bureau at 622-4800 to request bagged leaf pickup.
No Fees to Collect Leaves.
The monthly Refuse Fee for Trash and Debris includes Leaf removal.
What to Expect
Depending on the quantity of leaves, specialized equipment may be used that collects leaves and turns them into mulch, which then can be used for compost.
When To Call The Citizens' Service Bureau
For the following issues, please call the Citizens' Service Bureau at 622-4800:
- To request bagged leaf pickup.
- If there are cars parked on your street that haven't moved since the last street cleaning day.
- If you notice any other City-related issues like potholes, street lights out or trees that need trimming.
Department of Streets
St. Louis, Mo 63139
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 - 4:30