Fall Leaf Pickup Program

LeafPickup2013(2)2021 Fall Leaf Pickup Program Runs October 25 through December 2, or until prohibited by weather.

Each fall, the City of Portage operates a leaf collection program that includes the collection of leaves along public streets in each zone. Leaf collection will occur three times in each zone or until prohibited by weather. The collection map and schedule below indicate the pickup dates for each neighborhood. Property owners can also the Address Locator Tool below to determine the three collection dates for each neighborhood. 

  • ONLY loose leaves or leaves bagged in biodegradable paper bags will be collected.  Leaves in plastic bags (including biodegradable plastic bags) WILL NOT be collected.
  • Place leaves at the curb by 7 AM on your scheduled pickup date. 
  • Loose leaves should be raked off the grass and into the street. Leaves bagged in biodegradable paper yard waste bags should be placed next to the curb as close to the street edge as possible. Please do not block traffic or bike lanes
  • The Fall Leaf Pickup Program is separate from the Quarterly Curbside Brush Collection Program. No brush will be collected during Fall Leaf Pickup. 
  • Streets will be swept following the third and final collection, weather permitting. 

There is NO burn period in Portage. Burning of leaves is not permitted at any time. 


1st Collection

2nd Collection

3rd Collection


Monday, October 25

 Monday, November 8

Monday, November 22


Tuesday, October 26

 Tuesday, November 9

Tuesday, November 23


Wednesday, October 27

Wednesday, November 10

Wednesday, November 24


Thursday, October 28

Thursday, November 11

Monday, November 29


Friday, October 29

Friday, November 12

Tuesday, November 30


Monday, November 1

 Monday, November 15

Wednesday, December 1


Tuesday, November 2

Tuesday, November 16

Thursday, December 2



Portage property owners can use this handy address locator tool to determine the three collection dates for each neighborhood.


This program is not performed for commercial establishments, churches or schools, or on private streets (unless every property owner on a private street has signed an indemnification form). Call the Department of Public Works at 329-4444 with any questions concerning the collection of leaves on private streets.