Every fall the Public Works Department picks up leaves for the residents of Independence, whose property has more leaves than the Brandt’s yard recycling container can hold. This service helps prevent the impact that leaves can have on the city’s storm drains and rivers.

If you want to have your leaves picked up, please follow collection requirements.

Collection Requirements

  • Use your Yard Debris container from Brandt’s as much as possible. This pickup program is to help those homes with more leaves than the cart can hold.

  • No twigs, branches, or grass clippings – leaves only!

  • Sweep leaves into the street during the weeks listed only. Please do not put them out too early, as they will get very wet and possibly clog the street sweeper and/or the storm sewer system.

  • Leave a 1-foot strip between the curb and leaves, so that rainwater will be able to flow to the storm sewers.

  • If you park your vehicle on the street, leave at least a 5′ gap between your car and the beginning of the pile, so that the sweeper can safely pick up the leaves.

Thank You for using your debris can from Brandt’s Recycling Services. Please continue to use it for limbs, grass clippings, leaves, and other yard debris. The Leaf Pickup Program is for all the extra leaves that don’t fit into your debris can. Pile any extra leaves following the guidelines above. Contact Brandt’s at 503-838-0464 for their services