The leaf removal program starts mid-October and runs through mid-December. The purpose of this program is to eliminate excess leaf build-up along City streets that can cause storm water drains to clog. These efforts help prevent flooding and reduce negative impacts affecting our water quality. Leaves collected during this program are taken to the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility where they are recycled and turned into compost. Over 10,000 cubic yards of leaves are collected annually!
This program is only for single family residences within city limits. The City is divided into five different areas, with specific rake-out dates assigned to each (rake-out dates are the day by which you must have your leaves at the curb by 7 am) Leaves will be picked up within three days of that date, weather cooperating, of course. We only pick up leaves and pine needles. A post card is mailed to City residents the first week of October. These post cards are specific to residents in each area and contain only the rake-out dates for that area. Please keep this post card so you can refer back to your scheduled rake-out dates.
To view the area map (PDF), type your address in on the upper left corner in the "search all layers" field to find out which leaf pick up area you are in.
Rake-out dates (DOCX) are the day by which you must have your leaves at the curb by 7 am Place leaves 18 inches from the curb or directly on pavement if no curb or gutter. Leaves will be picked up within three days of that date, weather cooperating, of course. Rake-out dates can be found here
Please remember, you can also take leaves, year round, to the Mesa County Compost Facility - free of charge.
Please send us an email if you have any questions or comments. For the most up to date information on leaf removal, please call 970-256-4111.