From the South Milwaukee Street Department …
The annual fall leaf collection is underway. This process is weather dependent. This year we have yet to have a hard freeze which is needed for some species of trees to shed their leaves. Many trees are still full of leaves which is late for this time of the year. Due to this delay, the South Milwaukee Street Department will extend the final date to put out leaves from November 15 to November 26, Thanksgiving weekend. After this date, a final pass will be made throughout the city to collect the remaining leaf piles. Please do not add any leaf piles to the gutter after November 26, 2017, as they may not be picked up. Leaves may also be taken to the Self Deposit Station. The $2.00 user fee will be waived if you are only disposing of leaves.
Should a winter storm arrive before our final pass, the leaf collection equipment will be removed from the vehicles to install snow plows and leaf collection will end. Remaining leaves can be taken to the Self Deposit station and the $2.00 user fee will be waived if you are only disposing of leaves. Your patience is appreciated.