Curbside Leaf Pickup Returns Oct. 19

September 29, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Here’s everything you need to know about the fall leaf season.

What is it?

The City of Ferndale provides complimentary curbside leaf pickup to all residential streets every year during the fall season between mid-October and the beginning of December. Every street receives pickup according to an east-west schedule. The Department of Public Works has announced that the City of Ferndale’s annual curbside leaf pickup program will begin the week of October 19, 2020 and run through the week of November 30, 2020. The schedule is subject to change according to any weather delays.


How do I participate?

To have your leaves removed, simply rake them to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week, and DPW will have them removed by the end of the week.

Can I include yard debris with the leaf pile?

No, not with this particular service. The City’s leaf pickup trucks are not able to process sticks, branches, stones, and other such debris. Including these items in your leaf piles harms our machinery and can create a slower leaf pickup process. We kindly ask you keep your leaf piles free of additional debris.

To dispose of yard debris, you are able to use brown craft recycling bags or canisters with clearly-marked labels for “yard waste.” This pickup happens weekly on your regular trash day beginning in April and running through mid-December.


Do I need to make an appointment?

There’s no need to call! Scheduled leaf pickups replace the on-demand systems of the past, and our current service provides a better, more organized coverage for all.


What if I forget?

If you miss a pickup, please wait to rake your leaves out until the weekend before your next scheduled pickup week. Leaving piles high for extended periods of time can create parking hazards. Whenever possible, please park away from leaf piles so DPW can easily access them.


We appreciate you raking in accordance with our schedule!

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Reilly Coleman

Communications Assistant