Fall leaf collection begins in La Crosse

Five-week collection period begins, crews to make four sweeps before Thanksgiving

Fall weather is here, and with it comes the chore of raking leaves.

With many trees starting to shed their leaves, leaf collection in La Crosse begins Monday morning. Collection starts on the north side of the city and crews work their way south from there.

The crews will go through the city four times over the next five weeks collecting leaves. If you’d like your leaves picked up, the city says they should be piled loosely on the boulevard by 7 a.m. on the morning of the scheduled pick-up days.

The city is asking residents to keep those piles of leaves as clean and neat as possible.

“If there’s a little bit of grass in there, that’s fine, but we don’t want any twigs or lumber or garbage or anything like that mixed in with it,” said Brandon Shea, recycling coordinator for the City of La Crosse. “We compost it here on site and then supply that back out to the community, so as clean as you can keep it, the cleaner we can keep it for the residents.”

You can track the progress of the leaf collection on the city’s website, or “like” the La Crosse Street Department on Facebook for updates.