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Posted on: October 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Leaf Pickup

2021 Leaf Pickup

The annual City of Portage Fall Leaf Pickup Program runs October 25 through December 2. Leaf collection will occur three times in each zone or until prohibited by weather. The schedule below indicates the pickup dates for each neighborhood. Property owners can read complete program details, view a collection map and use the Address Locator Tool at to determine the three collection dates for each neighborhood.

  • ONLY loose leaves or leaves bagged in biodegradable paper bags will be collected. Leaves in plastic bags (including biodegradable plastic bags) WILL NOT be collected. 
  • Residents are asked to place leaves at the curb by 7 AM on the scheduled date. 
  • Loose leaves should be raked off the grass and into the street. Leaves bagged in biodegradable paper yard waste bags should be placed next to the curb as close to the street edge as possible so as to not block traffic or bike lanes. 
  • The Fall Leaf Pickup Program is separate from the Quarterly Curbside Brush Collection Program. Brush and leaf piles should be placed in separate locations at the curb. 
  • Streets will be swept following the third and final collection, weather permitting. 
  • There is NO burn period in Portage. Burning of leaves is not permitted at any time. 


1st Collection 

2nd Collection 

3rd Collection 

Monday, October 25 

Monday, November 8 

Monday, November 22 

Tuesday, October 26 

Tuesday, November 9 

Tuesday, November 23 

Wednesday, October 27 

Wednesday, November 10 

Wednesday, November 24 

Thursday, October 28 

Thursday, November 11 

Monday, November 29 

Friday, October 29 

Friday, November 12 

Tuesday, November 30 

Monday, November 1 

Monday, November 15 

Wednesday, December 1 

Tuesday, November 2 

Tuesday, November 16 

Thursday, December 2 

This program is not performed for commercial establishments, churches or schools, or on private streets (unless every property owner on a private street has signed an indemnification form). Residents may call the Department of Public Works at 329-4444 with any questions. 

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