Curbside Leaf Collection
Ballwin Public Works Department will continue its free residential curbside leaf collection program again this fall. Residents should put leaves on the edge of their yard, not in the street.
Leaf Collection is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 28 (weather permitting).
Leaves raked from now on may be put in appropriate yard waste bags or containers for pickup on yard waste collection days by the City’s contracted waste hauler.
Unlike trash collection, we cannot guarantee which day of the week your leaves will be collected. Crews will be collecting leaves Monday through Friday, on city streets both north and south of Manchester Road. Crews will begin each day where they ended the day before. Once leaves have been collected on all streets they will begin another pick up cycle. There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day, the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.
Please remember: we cannot guarantee your leaves will be picked up each week. Depending on the rate leaves are falling, it can take us up to two - three weeks to make a complete pass through the entire City of Ballwin.
Due to weather conditions and shear volume your leaves may NOT be collected each week or the same day of the week. This service may be curtailed due to adverse winter weather conditions.
The Master Street List has been updated to reflect Ballwin's four wards. One crew will be assigned to each ward. To navigate to the various ward lists, please click on the appropriate tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet. If you do not know what ward your street is in you can use our online ward and street look up. Simply type in your street name to find your ward.
Please do not park on top of or in front of leaf piles. Leaves that are not accessible cannot be collected until the next cycle through the City. Crews cannot return to missed piles.
To minimize leaves washing into the sewers or becoming saturated during rainfall do not put them in the gutter. Residents can put leaves in the center island of their cul de sacs, our crews will collect these leaves.
As a reminder, this service is only provided to customers of the City’s contracted waste hauler. Properties that have a separate contract are excluded from the City’s curbside leaf collection. Residents are also reminded leaves will be picked up by the trash hauler as part of their yard waste collection provided they are put in yard waste bags or separate containers. So if our timeline for pickup doesn't match your needs, there are other disposal options available to you.
For the safety of the workers and the equipment, sticks, plants, root balls, metal objects, bricks, logs, animal waste must be kept out of the leaf pile. Piles of leaves with such debris will NOT be collected to avoid injuries and equipment damage which will cause delays. Please do not block fire hydrants, storm drains, or mailboxes with your leaf pile.
To see just how powerful our leaf vacuums are, watch the video below produced by the City of Ballwin.
Leaf Collection Policy
The Public Works Department collects leaves along and adjacent to City/County/State public streets. This service is provided exclusively for single detached family properties. With that in mind, leaves will NOT be collected from any single family attached properties or multi-family units such as condominiums, apartments, or villas. As of the date of adoption of this policy leaves will not be collected from the following complexes:
In addition, leaves will NOT be collected along private streets within any multi-family complexes or any commercial, school, institutions, or non-City governmental properties. As of the date of adoption of this policy leaves will not be collected from the following private streets:
Due to the volume, weather conditions, manpower, and equipment down time, leaves may not be collected weekly. The City reserves the right to prematurely suspend and/or cease the leaf collection program due to winter storms. Leaf piles with items that may cause damage to equipment or injury such as sticks, metal objects, root balls will not be collected, but will be logged.