2019 Leaf  Vacuuming Program

2019 Leaf Vacuuming Instructions and Schedule

In addition to the weekly Yard Waste Bag Collection, the City of Brighton will also offer leaf vacuuming beginning the week of October 28, 2019.  The program will continue until all of the leaves are vacuumed or the City needs to change their efforts to snow removal.

Only leaves can be vacuumed; brush, pine needles, and twigs do not process in the machine.  If the leaf pile in front of your home contains sticks, twigs, or pine needles, the pile will not be vacuumed and you will need to place them in bags for pickup.  Additionally, if there is a vehicle or vehicles parked on or near your leaf pile, they will not be able to vacuum.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves into the street and/or gutter.  Please note that high piles of leaves could cause site view obstructions for vehicles and may make it difficult for crews to vacuum.  Leaves should be spread out along your property’s curb line.     

The leaves will be vacuumed in the areas indicated on the map and schedule below.  If we are scheduled to be in your area, please have the leaves in the street by Monday morning of that week.  The schedule is as follows:

Click this link to view a map with additional details.

Area #1 (Highlighted in Pink)
First Pass: Week of October 28
Whitney, Walnut, State, Chestnut, North First through North Seventh, South First through South Seventh (South Third from Main to Brighton Lake Road), Main, Pierce, Franklin, Michigan, Livingston, Lakeside, Brighton, Madison, Washington, etc.

Area #2 (Highlighted in Yellow)
First Pass: Week of November 4
St. Paul, Beaver, Liberty, Flint, Williamsen, Nelson, Hillcrest, School, Church, Leith, North, East, Spencer/Main, Dutcher, Hope Clark, Kissane, O’Doherty, Maurice, Carney, Becker, etc.

Area #3 (Highlighted in Purple)
First Pass: Week of November 11
Fairway Trails, South Third (from Brighton Lake Road to Fairway Trails), Alpine, Whispering Oaks, Woodlake (including all cul-de-sacs and courts), Heathertree, Northern Ridge, Long Leaf Court, Peppergrove, Baywood Circle, Brighton Lake Road (from South Third to Northern Ridge), Lincoln, etc.

Area #4 (Highlighted in Green)
First Pass: Week of November 18
Brighton Lake Road (from South Third to Grand River), Devonshire, Robertson, Oak Ridge (including all cul-de sacs and courts), Glenwyth, Cobblestone Court, etc.

A second pass will be made to all areas if weather permits.  Please understand that we strive to remove your leaves in a timely manner after you have raked them to the edge of your property.  It is not possible for the City to vacuum leaves on an on-call basis.  Remember, burning your leaves is not allowed per City ordinance.