Leaf Collection Begins October 16th


The Mishawaka Street Department will begin the city’s annual fall leaf collection program on Monday, October 16, 2017 and will follow a schedule that should help residents plan their leaf raking activities. Residents may begin raking leaves to their curbside starting the weekend of October 14-15. Leaves will be picked up each week on the day before each resident’s regular trash pick-up day. Those with a Monday trash pickup will have their leaves picked up on Friday. The leaf collection program will continue through November or until leaves are no longer a problem for residents.

Residents should follow these guidelines:

  • Leaves should be raked to the edge of the curb and should be free of branches, twigs, stones or similar foreign objects which can damage equipment and delay leaf pick-up.
  • Do not to rake leaves into the street immediately after a vacuum unit has passed through an area since the vacuum unit will not return until the next scheduled pick-up time and leaves may clog sewer inlets or blow back into yards or streets.
  • As always, leaves may be bagged and put out with your weekly trash pick-up.
  • Mishawaka residents may take brush to the Mishawaka Recycling Center, 1105 East Fifth Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Any questions about the program can be answered by calling Street Commissioner Tim Ryan at the Mishawaka Street Dept. at (574) 258-1660.