Leaf Collection Begins October 19th


Autumn tree with pile of fall leaves and rakeThe Mishawaka Street Department will begin the city’s annual fall leaf collection program on Monday, October 19, 2020 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 17-18.

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 Friday, December 4th.

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 Organic 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.