2021 Fall Clean-up (updated)


fall-cleanup-3Fall Cleanup begins mid-October!

It will soon be that time of year for the City of Three Rivers residential brush and leaf pickup!
Brush and leaf pick up dates and a map of the City’s districts are detailed below…

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 11.  Brush will be picked up by district as follows…


  • Third District –  Monday, October 18th
  • First District – Tuesday, October 19th
  • Fourth District – Wed., October 20th
  • Second District – Thurs., October 21st

We will only pick up brush ONCE, so it needs to be on your terrace by 7:00 am on or before your day of pick up.  For a detailed calendar for Fall Brush & Leaf dates (Oct.-Dec.), click here.

PLEASE NOTE:  Brush Pickup is for brush ONLY…
** Brush mixed with leaves will not be picked up! **

Leaf Pickupupdated: 11/10/21

City residents may place leaves in the streets beginning Monday, October 18th, at which point crews will begin picking up leaves.  Please do not place leaves in the street before October 16th 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 mid-December, with final collection dates by district as follows…


  • Third District – out by morning of Nov. 22nd Dec. 6th
  • First District – out by morning of Nov. 29th Dec. 9th
  • Fourth District – out by morning of Dec. 1st Dec. 13th
  • Second District – out by morning of Dec. 6th Dec. 16th

For calendar of Fall Brush & Leaf dates, click here.  UPDATE: SEE revised schedule HERE! <—Since leaves are hanging on longer this year, the city has moved final collection days into December!  Also, PLEASE NOTEif we have a SNOW event (e.g. more than a dusting), there is a possibility that leaves will need to be plowed back into yard terraces ..and then, if time and weather allow, DPS crews will return after the snow event to resume leaf collection.


  • 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 to 4pm Monday through Saturday.  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 or click here for additional info.