Mankato-Residents may see leaf pick-up machines out on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23. During this time Public Works crews will be assessing machines to ensure they are working by running them on test routes in the city as part of basic maintenance efforts.

Leaf vacuuming service is scheduled for Monday, October 26 through Friday, November 20 (weather permitting). Leaves are vacuumed on the day after garbage pick-up. To participate in leaf pick-up:

  • Simply place leaves in the street in wind rows along curb (no piles).
  • Ensure leaves are free of brush, such as sticks and branches, which can damage the leaf vacuum machine and slow down the process.

Remove parked vehicles from streets on the day after recycling/garbage pickup for the leaf vacuum machine to get through