City leaf pickup begins Wednesday

Cars parked on street must be moved

Julie Happy, (509) 625-7773

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.

City of Spokane Street Maintenance crews will begin regularly scheduled leaf pickup Wednesday, Nov. 12. In the event of snow, leaf pick up will stop and then continue when weather allows. Cars will need to be moved off the street during the scheduled leaf pickup time to ensure neighborhoods are cleared of as many leaves as possible.


Pickup times for various locations and neighborhoods can be found at In addition, people can call the Leaf Hotline (509.625.7737) for information on the next day’s work areas.

The three different types of leaf pickup crews may operate during the following hours:

  • Loadal Crews Daylight to dusk
  • Packer Crews 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Hand Pick Crews 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

City crews only remove leaves that naturally fall into the street. Leaves that fall into a yard are the responsibility of the property owner. Do not place the leaves from yards onto the street. It is illegal to place any material or debris onto a street (Spokane Municipal Code 10.08.010). Property owners may choose to dispose of their leaves by composting, placing them in their green yard waste carts, or taking leaves to the waste-to-energy facility or one of the solid waste transfer stations.