Leaf pickup begins Oct. 21 in Boulevard District

The City of Great Falls leaf pickup program begins Oct. 21 in the Boulevard District.

Area schedules will be followed, but are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, personnel availability or unforeseeable emergencies. All schedule changes will be posted on the city website or the Park and Recreation Facebook page.

For those in the Boulevard District, the Natural Resources Division will vacuum leaves from the boulevards. The City Street Division will be sweeping streets in conjunction with the leaf pickup.

Residents in the Boulevard District pay an additional fee for tree pruning, removal, planting and streetscape design, as well as leaf pickup.

To avoid obstructing traffic or clogging storm drains, residents are asked to deposit leaves on the boulevard next to the curb and not in the street gutter. If you place leaf piles in the street gutter, rain, snow and vehicles driving on the piles make it impossible to pick up the leaves. Piles with branches, grass clippings, garden waste and pet waste cause damage to the equipment and will not be picked up. Please arrange for pickup of those items with your sanitation provider. Please have your leaves raked out to the boulevard by 7 a.m. the morning of your scheduled pickup. If leaves are not ready when crews go through scheduled areas, the crews and vehicles will not backtrack for collection in that same day.

Streets and avenues in each area will be cleaned on alternate days. Please remove vehicles from the street and avenue on the scheduled pickup day to allow for vacuuming as well as street sweeping.

Hours of crew operation are 7 a.m. go 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For further information call the Park and Recreation office at 771-1265.

2019 LEAF PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Area 1: Upper Northside, Central Avenue to 5th Avenue North; from 23rd Street North to 38th Street North

Oct. 21: Avenues

Oct. 22: Streets

Oct. 23: half day in Area 1

Area 2: Northside, Central Avenue to 8th Avenue North from 15th Street North to 23rd Street North

Oct. 23: half day in Area 2

Oct. 24: Avenues

Oct. 25: Streets

Area 3: Lower Northside, Central Avenue to 8th Avenue North from Park Drive to 15 Street North

Oct. 28: Avenues

Oct. 29: Streets

Oct. 30

Area 5: Westside, Central Avenue West to 4th Avenue Southwest

Oct. 31 and half day on Nov. 1

Area 4: Lower Southside, Central Avenue to 9th Avenue South from 2nd Street South to 13th Street Stouh

Nov. 1: half day in Area 4

Nov. 4: Avenues

Nov. 5: Streets

Area 6: Great Falls High School, Central Avenue to 3rd Avenue South from 14th Street South to 23rd Street South

Nov. 6