Leaf collection in the City of Wausau is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 22 (schedule). Residents should not rake leaves into the street until the weekend before their collection date. Any rainfall will result in leaves washing into the storm sewer and possibly clogging catch basins and storm sewer pipes. During heavy rains, drainage problems and traffic hazards can develop if catch basins and streets are filled with leaves.
Residents can place leaves on the boulevard area at this time and then rake the leaves into the street on the weekend before their scheduled collection date. Residents wishing to dispose of leaves prior to their collection date may deposit leaves at the yard waste site at 105 East Chellis Street.