Free Leaf Collection Services Begin in Owensboro

Free leaf collection services began in Owensboro on Monday.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 3:17 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2021 3:32 PM

As of Monday, Oct. 18, the Owensboro Sanitation Department began vacuum and bagged leaf collection.

During leaf season, crews will complete three passes through 10 zones of the city, beginning in zone 9A this year.

Customers can place their bagged leaves on the curb on their scheduled trash day for disposal. Bagged leaves can also be taken to the Sportscenter parking lot on Hickman Avenue and deposited in specially marked, orange leaf collection dumpsters.

Leaf bags should be no heavier than 30 Lbs. each. Residents are asked to not mix in limbs, yard waste, or trash with their leaves. 

If you'd prefer to not bag your leaves, you can place them curbside (not on the street or sidewalk) in a pile for vacuum collection. If you go that route, you must not place leaf piles over water meter lids or other obstructions. You're also asked to make sure the leaves are dry, as vacuums can't life frozen leaf piles.

Leaf collection will run through Feb. 15, 2022. 

Customers can find their leaf zone by accessing the city's interactive online map. You can also monitor leaf zone progress on

For information, contact the Sanitation Department at 270-687-8760.

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The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another abnormally mild day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature near 69° this afternoon. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing low pressure system and accompanying cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.
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