Sanitation Department Leaf Pickup
The Owensboro Sanitation Department provides loose-leaf collection services to our customers from October 24th until February 15th. Leaves are collected by large vacuum trucks that traverse each section of the city. Leaves that are bagged and/or placed in your personal container are collected year-round as long as they are placed at the curb on your normal trash day.
Be advised, the last week of systematic limb collection will be on your trash day the week of 16-20 Oct and limb collection will not fully restart again until February 16, 2018. As a reminder, small twigs/branches that are bagged or canned are collected on your trash day year-round.
Follow the progress of crews with this web site, the Messenger-Inquirer, or by listening to WEVV TV 75, Cable 8 or by phoning City Action at 687-4444.
We have now completed the systematic, street-by-street leaf vacuum collection. We will still be collecting loose-leaf piles on a call-in basis until Feb 15th; you must call no later than Feb 14th in order to have your loose-leaf pile collected. After the 15th, you will need to bag your leaves in order to have them collected and they will be collected on your trash day.
For faster service during Leaf Season, you can bring bagged leaves to the ORANGE DUMPSTERS located in the Sportcenter Parking Lot on Hickman Avenue. These dumpsters are for use by city residents only.
Guide to Quality Service
- Be ready on collection day. Once crews pass through your area, they cannot return for late collections. Return collections are expensive in fuel, labor and maintenance costs, and are a burden to those who have raked their leaves out on time.
- Place leaves curbside, in your yard, not on sidewalk or in the street.
- Do not wet leaves. Frozen leaves may damage our vacuum equipment.
- Do not place leaves over water meter covers or other obstructions.
- Do not mix leaves with other brush, sticks or trash.
- Do not block leaf piles with vehicles.
Report Illegal Dumpers
Help us keep our city clean. Contact us to report illegal dumpers. We have zero tolerance for those who "trash" our city.