Thank you for your patience this year with the new leaf pickup procedure. Our goal is to complete pickup in each section each week and crews are working very hard to get through each street sweeping section. Depending on weather, volume of leaves and equipment there may be times a section is not completed. The bulk of the leaves are now falling and we have experienced days where crews have not been able to finish a section. If a section is not completed, crews will try during the remainder of the week to get back to these sections. If crews are not able to get back to your section, the following week they will start where they left off. Please be patient, they will be picked up the following week. We are continuing to review the new leaf pickup process and are making adjustments as needed. Again, we thank you for your patience as we finish the first season of the new leaf pickup procedure.
Streets with a parking lane (you can park in front of your residence), leaves should be raked into the parking lane the night before your pickup.
Streets without a parking lane, leaves should be placed on the terrace (grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb).
There is a residential NO PARKING BAN from 7 AM to 3 PM on the day of your pickup, which again is the same day as your Street Sweeping Parking Ban. Vehicles parked on the street during that time will be ticketed. This is being implemented to facilitate picking up the leaves much faster. To find a map of the leaf pickup sections, go to www.manitowoc.org and click on the fall leaf pickup on the main page.
Leaf pickup ends on November 20th.
No brush or garden waste will be picked up. Residents may take brush and garden waste to the Manitowoc County compost sites or contact a private hauler. For information about the compost sites call 683-4333.
Safety for residents and crews is important. If you see crews picking up leaves, please give them room. Large equipment backs up frequently and we want everyone to be safe.
For additional information, contact the Department of Public Infrastructure – Streets and Sanitation Division between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, Monday – Friday at 686-6550, or check out our website at www.manitowoc.org. After hours call the Department of Public Infrastructure – Streets and Sanitation Division information line at 686-6555.
2015 LEAF PICKUP FAQ’S
Where can I find information about leaf pickup?
For additional information about leaf pickup you can go to www.manitowoc.org and click on the fall leaf pickup on the main page, sign up for text or email alerts by visiting www.manitowoc.org and clicking on the Notify Me button in the lower left corner and follow the instructions, or contact the Department of Public Infrastructure – Streets and Sanitation Division between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, Monday – Friday at 686-6550. After hours call the Department of Public Infrastructure – Streets and Sanitation Division information line at 686-6555.
When is my leaf pickup?
Leaves will be picked up once a week on your street sweeping day beginning October 1 through November 20th. We expect the bulk of leaf pickup to be October 12th through November 20th.
Can I place my leaves in the street?
If you have a parking lane in front of your residence, you may place your leaves in the parking lane the evening before your street sweeping day. Please make sure you do not place leaves near or over catch basins. If you do not have a parking lane, then you must continue to place your leaves on the terrace.
How do I know if I have a parking lane?
If parking is allowed in front of your residence, there is a parking lane.
My street does not have a parking lane. Where do I put my leaves?
If your street does NOT have a parking lane leaves should continue to be placed on the terrace.
Does the parking ban apply to businesses and schools?
The parking ban does not apply to businesses and schools.
If my leaves are on the terrace will they be picked up?
Leaves WILL NOT be picked up off the terrace if there is a parking lane on your street. You will receive a door hanger requesting that leaves be moved to the street the evening before your next scheduled pickup.
I had my leaves out as directed and they were not picked up this week.
Our goal is to complete pickup in each section each week. Depending on weather, volume of leaves and equipment there may be times a section is not completed. Please be patient, they will be picked up the following week.
Will you pick up brush and garden waste?
Brush and garden waste WILL NOT be picked up. Residents may take brush and garden waste to the Manitowoc County compost sites or contact a private hauler.
The Street Sweeping Parking Ban ends on September 30th. Can I park my car on the street the day my leaves are being picked up?
No. There will be a residential parking ban from October 1st through November 20th. On the normal day of your street sweeping leaves will be picked up from the parking lane of your street. There will be no parking on your street sweeping day from 7 AM to 3 PM.
I can’t put grass in the street, why can I put my leaves in the street?
Grass can be cleaned up when cutting and more easily kept out of the street. Leaves fall fast over a short period of time and many naturally fall into the street, all of which need to be picked up. When your leaves are placed in the street they will be picked up faster reducing the amount that would make it into the storm sewer and ultimately the lake and river.