Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged yard waste collection service throughout the season, which runs April through November.
Yard waste should be bagged separately and left in the alley or at the curb, outside of black garbage carts and blue recycling carts for pickup. Yard waste and other debris should NOT be thrown into the Blue recycling cart as it contaminates the recycling stream. A dedicated DSS truck will collect yard waste based on 311 requests and take the bags to be composted in an effort to increase diversion from landfills.
Residents are also encouraged to clear debris from curb lanes and areas around storm drains.
For more information about bagged leaf and yard waste collection visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.