Leaf Pickup & Chipper Service

Leaf Pick Up
Curbside leaf pickup runs from the first full week in October until the second full week of December (weather permitting). You do not have to call the Service Department to have leaves picked up.

Please do not mix yard waste, such as branches, vines, weeds, and grass clippings with the leaves. 

The leaf vac does not pick up leaves during the spring months. Any leaves raked up prior to the first week in October and after the second full week in December must be put into open containers or brown bags for yardwaste pickup. 


Chipper Service
Chipper service is available all year.  Branches between 1 - 8 inches in diameter and 4 feet long must be called into the Service Department by the resident to have the chipper grind up your branches.

Small branches under 1 inch in diameter should be placed out on your rubbish day with your yardwaste for pick up.

Tree contractors hired by a resident must remove all of the tree material.  The City of Independence Service Department will not remove any tree material from a contractor.

For more information on leaf pickup or chipper service, please call the Service Department at 216.524.9191.