2019 Fall Brush and Leaf Pick Up


fall-cleanup-3It is time for the City of Three Rivers brush and leaf pickup!

Brush and leaf pick up dates and a map showing the City’s districts (shown below) are also available on the City’s Facebook page.

Brush Pickup

City residents may begin placing brush on their terraces.  The Department of Public Service (DPS) crews will begin picking up brush starting on Monday, October 14.  Brush will be picked up by district as follows…


  • Third District –  Monday, October 14th
  • First District – Tuesday, October 15th
  • Fourth District – Wed., October 16th
  • Second District – Thurs., October 17th

We will only pick up brush ONCE, so needs to be on your terrace by 7:00 am on or before your day of pick up.

Please NOTE:  Fall Brush Pickup is for brush ONLY.   ***Brush mixed with leaves will not be picked up!***

Leaf Pickup

City residents may place leaves in the streets beginning Monday, October 21st, at which point crews will begin picking up leaves.  Please do not place leaves in the street before October 19th or after the last pickup date for each district (listed below).  Barring inclement weather or any other unanticipated events, leaf pickup throughout the city will continue through December 4th, with final collection dates as follows…


  • Third District – out by morning of November 25th
  • First District – out by morning of November 27th
  • Fourth District – out by morning of December 2nd
  • Second District – out by morning of December 4th


  • Leaves should be placed in the street (not yard) and may placed slightly away from the curb to allow for storm water drainage and ease in leaf collection efforts.
  • Leaves placed in the street prior to the specified date will be subject to a fine.
  • It should be noted that any brush, sod, bricks, rocks, trash or other foreign materials will damage machinery, hamper our ability to perform our pickup, and lead to a visit from the Code Enforcement Officer with a possible citation.
  • Please do not place leaves in street terraces (i.e., the areas between the sidewalk line and the curb, when present) as city equipment cannot pick them up.

DPS offers a compost drop off area for city residents: located at 1015 S. Lincoln Avenue, and is open Monday 7am through Saturday 7pm.  City residents (only) can drop off brush, leaves, grass clippings and garden waste at the compost area.  If you have any questions, please call 273-1845.