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Leaf Collection

The City offers three methods of leaf disposal:*  Leaf collection(2)

1. From October 28- November 22, the City offers loose leaf collection. Residents may rake leaves in loose piles between the sidewalk and the curb (NOT into the street) before the Monday of your scheduled pickup week. The loose leaf collection schedule is identified in the annual service brochure, At Your Service, that is mailed to residents in the fall. 

2.Residential and commercial refuse customers may place bagged leaves at the curb for pick up on regular refuse collection days.    

3. The third disposal option is to drop off your loose leaves to the City's Materials Give Back  site on Ferrano Street, near Colfax Street.  This site is open November and December, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.  NO BAGS ARE PERMITTED.   

Loose leaves are composted, screened and made available to the public through the Materials Give Back program.  

*The City of Rochester also encourages residents to compost leaves in their backyards. For information on backyard leaf composting, call the Monroe County Cooperative Extension at (585) 473-5335. 


Loose leaf or bagged leaf collection is a free service offered to city residents.  

Leaf collection along a city streetInquiries or Concerns  

Individuals with concerns about leaf collection may call 311 (outside City limits, call (585) 428-5990).   


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