When anything but rain and snow melt goes down the storm drain, it can impact drainage. Improper disposal of yard waste, including leaves, has the potential to impact the water quality in Coal Creek, Rock Creek, and Waneka Lake, and cause drainage problems during a storm event. As a reminder, do not blow or rake leaves into the City's streets or gutters as this is a violation of the City's Stormwater Ordinance (Chapter 104, Article III, Section 104-34(a) (5). Grass clippings and leaves blown or swept into storm drains or into the street harm waterways and creeks, so please be sure to dispose of your materials responsibly.
The City’s Fall Leaf Drop-Off is going on now through Nov. 24: residents may bring their bagged leaves and pumpkins to the Service Center to be composted. Residents may also call their trash hauler for other available disposal options.
How and why does Public Works sweep our streets?
Learn more by viewing a video of our sweepers in action.
Dates are approximate. Weather and other emergencies may alter or delay the schedule.
- Nov. 1: Streets located in Old Town
Starts the week of Nov. 1, until completed.
- Nov. 15: Remaining streets SOUTH of Baseline Road
Starts upon completion of Old Town area.
- Dec. 1: Streets NORTH of Baseline Road
Starts upon completion of streets south of Baseline Road.