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2019 Fall Leaf & Yard Debris Collection

Each year beginning in October and ending in December, the Town of Pittsford provides a valuable recycling service to residents – the collection of leaves along with our ongoing collection of yard debris from May to December. In the fall, a postcard containing program guidelines, service dates and descriptions is mailed to homeowners. If you have questions or concerns about this program, please call the Town of Pittsford Highway Department at 248-6270.

Paul Schenkel, Public Works Commissioner

Leaf Collection TipsMessage from the Supervisor, Program Guidelines
and Collection Schedule


Approximately every two weeks; see live online tracking schedule during leaf season

2019 Collection dates: October 21 – December 6

  • Our crews will be in your neighborhood approximately every two weeks to collect loose leaf piles. Consolidating small piles of leaves into larger piles will help expedite leaf pick up. During this time, crews will continue to pick up yard debris every week if it is placed in a bag/container and separated from your leaf piles. It is important to keep leaves and yard debris separated, as yard debris can damage our leaf vacuum or cause injury to crew staff.  PLEASE NOTE that loose brush will be picked up on an ongoing basis (no set schedule) during this time and containerized debris will be picked up on the regular weekly schedule (see Yard Debris section below for information).

Find your yard debris collection day with our interactive
Yard Debris Collection Street Map

Yard Debris is collected by quadrant (NW, NE, SE, SW). Crews move clockwise throughout the town.



Weekly, on your scheduled pickup day (see map)

Collection dates:

The collection timeframe for both bagged/containerized and loose yard debris is now the same, through November 29.  Loose debris pickup after Oct. 10 is not on a set schedule.

2019 Bagged/Containerized: May 6 – November 29 (weekly pickup by quadrant)

2019 Loose Brush and Branches: May 6 – October 10 (weekly pickup by quadrant)
2019 Loose Brush and Branches: October 11 – November 29 (ongoing pickup, no set pickup day)


  • Loose brush & branch pick up has been extended to November 29;
    Weekly pickup on your scheduled day goes through October 10.
    October 11 - November 30 pickup is not on a set schedule.
  • Please use paper bags or reusable containers.
    Composting sites do not accept plastic bags.
  • Grass clippings, weeds and small yard debris must be placed in a container or paper bag.
  • We do not collect stumps, rocks, stones, metal, lumber, plastics, glass, fencing or waste materials. PLEASE NO SOD.
  • Container weight, including yard debris, must not exceed 50 lbs.
  • Cuttings must be less than 3 feet in length and tied into bundles.
  • Brush and branches may be put in loose piles through October 12 (for weekly collection) and must be in bags or containers thereafter (no set schedule collection).
    Brush/branches must be less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diameter.


  • There will be no collection on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day. Schedules will shift by one day following the holiday.
  • We encourage residents to place yard debris behind the curb or gutter to avoid blocking drainage pathways or impeding traffic flow in your neighborhood.
  • Yard debris must be out by 6 AM on your scheduled day to ensure proper collection.
  • If you live on a private drive, please take materials to the nearest public street.
  • We do not collect stumps, rocks, stones, metal, lumber, plastics, glass, fencing or waste materials. PLEASE NO SOD.
  • Our schedule may vary slightly due to weather conditions and volume of debris. We appreciate your patience.
  • Yard debris generated by anyone other than the homeowner (including hired contractors) must be removed as part of their service.
    This material may be taken to Pittsford's Highway Department, 60 Golf Avenue, weekdays from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.


  • Wood and leaf mulch generated by the Town’s yard debris recycling program are available FREE of charge to residents who visit the East Street storage bins (enter at 34 East Street) located just before the gate to the Town Parks Department office building.


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