Leaf Collection Program

Our annual leaf collection program begins the week of Monday, October 18, 2021, and runs through the week beginning Monday, November 22, 2021. Leaf collection days are as shown on the Leaf Collection Schedule Map (PDF).

Your leaves will be collected by Waste Management, which will make six trips along each street. Once the vacuum truck makes its final run in your neighborhood, it will not return to collect additional leaves. Waste Management makes every effort to collect leaves along each roadway every week. However, factors such as poor weather or large volumes may slow down the collection process.

If you have any questions, please call the Warren Township Highway Department at 847-244-1101, ext. *301.


Leaves should:

  • Be raked to the curb, beginning at the edge of the pavement and be no more than 5 feet in width.
  • Not block culverts or storm sewer openings, which could pose a drainage problem in heavy rains or snow.
  • Not include other debris such as cans, paper, rocks, logs, brush or construction material as they could damage equipment and cause injury to the crew.

Local Landscape Waste Guidelines

To identify which fire district you live within please refer to the Fire District Map (PDF).

If you live in the Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District please refer to the Open Burning of Landscape Waste Guidelines (PDF).

If you live in the Grayslake Fire Protection District please refer to the Grayslake Fire Protection District guidelines.