The 2017-18 Eugene leaf collection and delivery season has come to an end. Crews completed their second and final pass through the city on Friday, January 5.
“Thanks to the help of the community, and some good weather, we were able to finish our second round of leaf collection a few weeks early,” said Chad Mickelson, Leaf Program Coordinator. “We were fortunate this year that most of the leaves fell in early fall. We were able to get a majority of the leaves in our first pass through the city.”
While leaf season is over, street sweepers are still working their way through the city to clean up any leaf-related debris left in the streets. This work is expected to be completed over the coming weeks. People who may still have any unwanted leaves are urged to utilize their yard debris bin.
Leaf season started on November 13. Crews collected more than 11,000 cubic yards of leaves during their two passes through the city and delivered almost 1,000 truckloads of leaves to homes and community gardens. No leaves ended up in the landfill.
Stormwater user fees help fund leaf collection and delivery season. This important service helps keep decaying leaves out of our rivers, which can rob fish of needed oxygen. For more information on leaf season visit Eugene-or.gov/leaf.