October 23, 2023 — The City of South Bend’s Fall Leaf Pickup program will begin Monday, October 30. City crews will collect leaves from neighborhoods, street by street, based on the schedule available at southbendin.gov/leafpickup. Residents WILL NOT have to call to request a pickup. All dates on the schedule are weather permitting and subject to change. Residents are advised to visit southbendin.gov/leafpickup for the most up-to-date schedule.
Leaf pickup can also be viewed in real-time via the City’s Leaf Pickup Tracker at southbendin.gov/leafpickup. The online map shows the status of different zones and leaf pickup on individual streets. Residents can type in their address or zoom in to find their streets. Note: The map will take a few seconds to load the data.
Leaf pickup begins in late October and runs through the end of the year as weather allows. Crews will collect all leaves in one zone before beginning in the next. Leaf pickup in a particular zone can sometimes take several days before moving to the next zone.
Below are guidelines that residents are asked to follow for the Leaf Pickup program:
• Leaves should be raked to the tree lawn area, NOT into the street, by 6 a.m. on the scheduled set out date.
• Leaves should be free of sticks, trash and other debris or they will not be picked up.
• Cars should not be parked on top or in front of leaf piles along curb lines, as this hampers leaf collection.
• Leaf burning is prohibited and is a violation of City ordinance.
Residents participating in the City’s Yard Waste program can also put leaves in yard waste bins. The program offers weekly collection and runs through Thursday, November 30. Residents can call 311 with any questions.