The City of Naperville realizes that many residents are frustrated and unhappy with the decision to end bulk curbside leaf collection prior to its completion.

We apologize for poor communication during the third collection cycle and immediately before Sunday’s snowstorm. To make it right, we will be completing the third cycle of bulk leaf collection as originally planned.

During the completion of this third round of leaf collection, the weather, and more specifically snowfall, will impact when leaf pickup can occur. Current weather forecasts indicate that crews should be able to resume pickup early next week, but please understand that future snowfalls would halt collection until the next period of moderate weather.

As the City’s fleet of trucks has been converted to accommodate plowing and salting this winter, Naperville’s new waste service provider Groot has offered to assist by providing a few trucks to continue leaf collection. Service will resume for those areas of the City that have not received the third collection cycle.

As above-freezing temperatures and forecasted rain are expected to melt the current snowpack in the coming days, we ask residents who are able to please move leaves into the street to make this collection as efficient as possible. An updated map of the pick-up areas will be released by Friday, November 30. In addition, the City will provide updates on the timing of the third round of leaf collection on the website, through Naper Notify, and on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Throughout the winter, the safety of our City’s roadways is our highest priority. Both the City and Groot are committed to working together during periods of moderate weather to continue and complete the third cycle. Please note, depending on this winter’s weather, this may take into the early months of 2019 to complete.

Report submitted by the City of Naperville