• Last round of leaf pickup starts Monday, December 4th. All leaves must be to the curb by that date to ensure pickup.

Curbside Leaf Collection



Leaf Collection starts October 23rd, 2023 and is expected to run through the first week of December (subject to change).

Here are a few things you need to know:

  • This is a free service provided to most Ballwin residents* who are customers of the City's contracted waste hauler (Republic Services).
  • Please rake your leaves to the edge of your yard, not in the street or the gutter. 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.
  • Crews will not be able to return to pick up missed piles.
  • Each ward will have a designated crew. If you are not sure which ward you are in, please use our Online Ward and Street Look Up feature. 
  • We cannot guarantee what day your leaves will be collected, but leaves at every house will be picked up equally throughout the season.
  • Crews will be collecting Monday - Friday during normal operating hours. There will be no pickup on City-observed holidays. 
  • This program may be delayed, halted, or ended due to weather conditions, manpower issues, heightened leaf volume, equipment down time, etc. We will do our best to provide updates to the schedule below. 

The Master Street List by Ward list will be updated at the end of each leaf-collection day. The updates will reflect the streets that have been completed. While we are unable to provide collection dates, crews will pickup leaves approximately every three weeks until the fall program concludes in December.

Master Leaf Collection Street List by Ward

To see just how powerful our leaf vacuums are, watch the video below produced by the City of Ballwin. 

For the safety of our workers and protection of our equipment, leaves with debris (sticks, plants, root balls, metal objects, bricks, logs, animal waste, etc.) will NOT be collected. 

While we hope you’ll take advantage of this free service, this is not the only way to dispose of your leaves. If our three-week timeline does not match your needs, you can always bag your leaves for Republic Services’ Yard-Waste Collection or mulch your leaves.


* The Public Works Department collects leaves along and adjacent to City/County/State public streets. This service is provided exclusively for customers of the City’s contracted waste hauler. With that in mind, leaves will NOT be collected from any 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: 

  • Seven Trails Apartments
  • Burtonwood Condos
  • Kensington Apartments
  • Madison Rockwood Apartments
  • The Villas at Meadowbrook (only at the attached homes, but collected at the 4 single family detached homes)
  • Ballwin Village Apartments
  • Coachlight Condos (except at single family detached homes)
  • Quail Village and Fox Village Condos
  • Mansion Hill Apartments
  • Spring Cove Condos
  • Clayton Corners Villas
  • Claytonbrook Condos
  • Holloway Ridge Condos
  • Aspen Ridge Condos

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:

  • All streets within Seven Trails Apartments
  • All streets within Madison Rockwood Apartments
  • Claytonbrook Drive
  • Ballwin Manor Drive
  • Clubhouse Drive
  • Pebble Lake Drive
  • Irongate Walk
  • Wendevy Court
  • Lilybud Court
  • Sweetcreek Drive
  • Quail Terrace Court
  • Quail View Drive