Leaf Vacuum Service


Throughout the year, leaves may be disposed of in your green organics bin or at:

Creekside Soils
1500 Adams St SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am -12 noon (through November, then closed on Saturdays for the winter)


PLEASE NOTE this service is for leaves, not grass.


Monday garbage pickup              Tuesday leaf pickup            10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14

Tuesday garbage pickup              Wednesday leaf pickup       10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08, 11/15

Wednesday garbage pickup         Thursday leaf pickup           10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16

Thursday garbage pickup             Friday leaf pickup               10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17

Friday garbage pickup                 Monday leaf pickup            10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, 11/20

WHERE? HOW? Place leaves on the street directly next to the curb. Rake leaves close to the edge of the street as you have time during the week, then simply rake them into the gutter right before leaf removal takes place. Residents of cul-de-sacs can make tidy piles between driveways.

TIMING! Leaves will be vacuumed from your street the day after your garbage is picked up, beginning Tuesday, October 11 and ending Monday, November 20 OR when significant show arrives, whichever comes first. Please do not rake leaves into the street until the day of your garbage service. The leaf vacuum machine will operate every day, M-F, 7am-6pm, rain or shine, until the leaves are gone or snow arrives. Operations will only be suspended during severe weather. Vacuums may be in your area at other times, but will return on your designated day.

LEAVES ONLY! Brush and other debris will not be picked up. To make sure the equipment stays running, please do not rake anything other than leaves onto street curbs. If other items other than leaves are placed, service will not be provided until the items are removed. Your assistance in reducing the amount of grass in the rows is appreciated and will result in higher machine reliability. City operators are instructed to leave rows primarily made of up mowed grass. Property owners with rows primarily made up of mowed grass are responsible for cleaning up the row. If the rows remain, the City may charge property owners for cleaning up. If using a mower to collect leaves, raise the deck of your mower to collect just the leaves. Grass vacuums much harder than leaves and creates undue wear on the vacuum’s intake.

CORNERS! Pull leaves back from intersection corners. The machine turns too wide to pick up leaves left close to corners. Leaves should be raked into neat rows along the edge of the curb. Keep leaves away from corners.

VEHICLES! Leaves will not be vacuumed if there are vehicles prohibiting the tractor drawn vacuums from safely reaching the leaves.

SAFETY! The leaf vacuum is very powerful and to avoid any potential injury it is important to keep children and pets away from the leaf piles.

CONSTRUCTION Residents on roadways that are under construction will not be served until the base course of bituminous pav-ing is completed. No service will be provided to unpaved roadways. Residents may haul leaves to Creekside at no cost. For small quantities, the green organics cart may be used.

Leaf Vacuum Service

LEAVES ONLY – (NO grass, sticks, vines, etc.) To make sure the equipment stays running, please don’t rake anything other than leaves onto street curbs.  If items other than leaves are placed, service will not be provided until the items are removed.

For more information:

Contact Public Works at (320) 234-4219 or send us an email.
Info line:  (320) 234-5699

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