Burlington’s three-week spring leaf collection program starts March 26.

Employees with the Solid Waste Department will pick up leaves, lawn/garden residue and twigs smaller than an inch in diameter through April 13.

Material must be placed either in paper yard-waste bags or in clean 33-gallon garbage cans with handles. No other container is acceptable. Paper yard-waste bags are available at local retail outlets.

Leaf collections are made beginning 7 a.m. the work day after the regular garbage collection. Bags and cans must be placed at curbside, even if trash collection ordinarily is done in the alley.


Customers on the Friday trash route will have their leaves collected on Mondays, March 26, April 2 and April 9.
Monday trash route residents will have leaves collected on Tuesdays, March 27, April 3 and April 10.
Tuesday trash route residents will have leaves picked up on Wednesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11.
Wednesday trash route residents will have leaves collected Thursdays, March 29, April 5 and April 12.
Thursday trash route residents will have leaves picked up on Fridays, March 30, April 6 and April 13.

Residents may not mix trash or garbage with yard waste. Bags fastened with tape or staples won’t be picked up.

For more information, call the 24-hour Solid Waste Information Line at (319) 753-8114 or email wasteRus@burlingtoniowa.org.