Leaf collection to start in Grosse Pointe Farms

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published October 10, 2023

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GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Rain isn’t the only thing falling these days. Autumn leaves have started drifting down onto lawns of late, and that means it’s leaf collection time once more.

Grosse Pointe Farms starts its curbside leaf collection program Oct. 16. As City Manager Shane Reeside said during an Oct. 9 City Council meeting, leaf collection day for residents is the day after their regular trash collection.

“Please don’t put leaves in the street (too far) in advance (of collection),” Reeside advised. “By putting them out too early, they clog (storm) drains.”

He recommended residents put their leaves in the street the morning of the day they’re slated to be collected.

The earliest leaves can be placed in the street is 5 p.m. the day before they’re picked up by the city. Before that time, leaves can be kept on the grass between the curb and the sidewalk. Leaves should be separated from brush piles. People are asked to avoid parking on the street on leaf collection days, as this will prevent workers from being able to remove the leaf piles.

At press time, leaf collection in the Farms was scheduled to take place until Dec. 1. For more information, visit the city’s website at grossepointefarms.org. The website includes an instructional video for new residents or anyone unfamiliar with the process.