Lawn Maintenance

How do I get my leaves yard waste picked up by the City?

Leaf vacuuming is a service provided by the City during the fall season. Simply rake your leaves to the edge of your front lawn (NOT into the street) and they will be picked up as soon as possible. Leaf vacuuming continues throughout the fall until snow begins.

Rock River Disposal picks up bagged yard waste from April 1 – November 30, weather permitting. Yard waste must be put in brown paper bags or bundled in 3 ft. sections with twine and placed into a garbage can marked with an X.

How often do I have to cut my lawn?

The City Code states that lawns must be kept under 10 inches long. Any grass or weeds that are longer than 10 inches will result in a Code Violation notice, City initiated mowing by an approved contractor, and a fine.  Citizens are encouraged to mow their lawns on a regular basis and not wait until it reaches the 10 inch mark.  Doing so makes it much easier to mow and prevents the unsightliness of overgrown lawns.

Is leaf burning allowed in the City?

No. The burning of leaves or any other material is prohibited by the Loves Park Fire Department.