Wausau wi leave collection 2011The leaves are dropping from the trees, and I have a thick carpet of them blanketing my back yard. The peaking fall colors and warm, dry weather has stimulated many of the the trees to drop their leaves, and the rest will follow within the next week or so. Fortunately the City of Wausau’s Fall 2011 Leaf Collection Schedule starts up on Monday, October 24.

Wausau area residents that want their leaves picked up by the city should rake them to the curb and then on the day prior to collection, rake them into the street. Please don’t rake leaves into the street before the day of collection as they can clog the storm sewers and add organic material to our lakes and rivers if it rains.

Other municipalities such as Rib Mountain, and Kronenwetter do not offer curbside collection, so leaves in those areas will need to be taken to their yard waste collection centers. Wausau area residents can take leaves and other yard waste material to the Yard Waste collection center on 105 Chellis St.

West Side

Monday, October 24 West City Limits to 28th Avenue
Tuesday, October 25 North City Limits to Randolph Street
(Bovine, Merrill Ave, Arlington, Arthur and Brandon court)
Wednesday, October 26 Randolph Street South to Union Avenue
Thursday, October 27 Union Avenue South to Bridge Street
Friday, October 28 Bridge Street South to Spruce Street
Monday, October 31 Spruce Street South to Callon Street
Tuesday, November 1 Callon Street South to West Street
Wednesday, November 2 West Street South to Rosecrans Street
Thursday, November 3 Rosecrans Street South to Chellis Street
Friday, November 4 Chellis Street South to Lake Wausau

East Side

Monday, October 24 North City Limits South to Sylvan Street
Tuesday, October 25 Sylvan Street to Brown Street
Wednesday, October 26 Brown South to E.Wausau Avenue
Thursday October 27 East Wausau Avenue South to Stark Street
Friday, October 28 Stark Street South to Franklin Street
Monday, October 31 Franklin Street South to Kickbusch Street
Tuesday, November 1 Kickbusch Street South to Single Avenue
Wednesday, November 2 Single Avenue South to McDonald Street
Thursday, November 3 Sturgeon Eddy Road South to Weston Avenue
Friday, November 4 Weston Avenue South to Kent Street
Monday, November 7 Kent Street South to the South City Limits

If the leaf collection progresses faster than the schedule, public works employees will recheck the area on the day of the schedule for any missed leaves.