Curbside leaf pickup

Like clockwork, the leaves on your trees know it’s fall and start drifting to the ground. Now is a good time to make plans for disposing of them as efficiently as possible.

While leaf removal is the responsibility of the home/business owner, the following options are available:

Leaf Drop-off at Public Works: Loose leaves can be hauled to the Public Works Compound and disposed of for free. This service is for Philomath citizens only and is not a commercial leaf drop site. LEAVES ONLY. PLEASE NO STICKS, BRANCHES, BAGS OR TRASH.

Yard Debris Cart: Republic Waste provides a yard debris cart with garbage service. Debris carts are now emptied every week year round. Placing a few leaves in the cart every week can make that pile go away quickly.

Curbside Pickup by Republic Waste: Republic Waste provides curbside pickup of loose leaves five dates per year in Philomath. This year those dates are:

Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2 & Dec. 16

All dates are on Thursdays. Leaves may be placed in the street for pick up the weekend prior to a pickup date.

LEAVES MAY NOT BE DEPOSITED ON STREETS OUTSIDE OF THESE DATES

Important things to remember:
  • The City of Philomath does not provide leaf pickup.
  • Blowing, raking, sweeping or placing leaves in the street, other than during the week prior to the Republic Waste pick-up date is considered littering.
  • Republic Waste picks up leaves on paved streets only.
  • Place leaf piles one foot from the curb to allow rain water to runoff along the curb line.
  • Do not place trash, limbs, branches, grass or any other debris in the leaf pile.
  • Make sure leaves do not block catch basins or storm drains. From the gutter, leaves enter the storm sewers and then the streams reducing oxygen levels, causing sediment and excess nutrients that degrade water quality.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR:
HELP KEEP 
STORM DRAIN CATCH BASINS CLEAR OF LEAVES AND DEBRIS!