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Leaf Collection


All residents should have their leaves out on Monday of the collection week. 

Street collection schedule is linked here.


LeafPickUpNov2009St. Matthews leaf collect program will begin generally the first week in November, depending upon the amount of leaves that have fallen. Notification signs will be posted in each area one week prior to pick up.

street leaves

To participate in the leaf collection program, leaves should be raked to the street edge of the front of the property.  Due to safety issues, please do not place leaves in the street.  Do not cover catch basin drains or fill drainage ditches. This can cause backup of the drainage system, should we receive rain during this time. Crews will remove leaves along the street, utilizing a vacuum system. Each area is scheduled to be covered only once, however, should time and weather permit, a possible second sweep may occur, if necessary.

If you have placed your leaves to the street edge of your property and have been missed by our crews, please contact city hall at (502) 895-9444.

Leaves can also be disposed of at the time of your normally scheduled garbage collection. Leaves must be in biodegradable paper or special compostable plastic bags or placed in trash containers marked “Yard Waste Only”. Free Yard Waste stickers, for your designated yard waste containers, can be pick up at St. Matthews City Hall during regular business hours. Do not mix garbage and yard waste together in the same container, as these items are picked up by separate trucks and disposed of differently.


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