City crews begin leaf pickup activities On Monday, November 4

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:51 a.m.

City of Spokane crews are starting leaf pickup activities on City streets on Monday, Nov. 4, with work beginning in the Audubon, Driscoll, and Woodridge areas.

Leaf pickup is expected to continue until the middle of December.  The crews generally will begin on Spokane’s North Side, then moving to the South Hill, and finishing more in the core. Streets cleared of leaves provide safer driving conditions during winter snow and ice. Removing leaves from the streets also helps prevent clogged storm drains.

The City’s leaf pickup service is intended to remove only the leaves that naturally fall into the streets. Residents should not rake leaves into the street.

A detailed neighborhood leaf pickup schedule is available at on the City’s web site at An online map at that site also will track the progress of leaf pickup. The need for snow removal can delay this schedule.

Being aware of the leaf pickup schedule is helpful because the City is asking residents to move their vehicles from the streets when leaf pickup crews are expected. Crew can work on leaf pickup seven days a week, with activities planned between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Residents do have options for getting rid of the leaves in their yards.

  • Leaves can be placed in green yard & food waste carts. That optional curbside collection service will continue until the end of November.
  • The transfer station at the City’s Waste to Energy facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. accepts yard waste. The cost to dispose of yard waste is $54.23 per ton with a minimum charge of $5.77. That facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Fallen leaves also are great composting material. The City’s solid waste experts recommend using one part brown materials, such as fallen leaves, to two parts green material, such as grass clippings. For more information on composting, check out information on the City’s web site.