The City of Alton provides a leaf vacuum service for leaves to be raked to the edge of the yard. Leaves should NOT be raked into the street, as this causes clogging issues within the City’s storm water drainage system. Those who rake leaves into the street or along the curb are in violation of City ordinance and subject to citation. Alton Public Works will operate the vacuum trucks in each ward according to the following schedule:

WARDS    3 & 4                                  November 27 – December 1, 2023

WARDS    5 & 6                                  December 4 – December 8, 2023

WARDS    1 & 2                                  December 11 – December 15, 2023

WARD       7                                          December 18 – December 22, 2023

In the event of winter weather, the leaf vacuum service will be suspended.  Leaf vacuum trucks may not return once they have provided service to a particular street.


Residents living in City limits are not permitted to bring yard debris to the city dumpsters. This includes tree limbs, grass cuttings, leaves, recycling, or any trash.

Republic Services also takes yard debris at the curb. Please know yard waste collection, provided by Republic Services, is available year-round, it is a weekly collection schedule, on your regular trash day pickup.  Republic Services will also provide one (1) yard waste cart to each household upon request.  Please contact Republic Services at 618-656-6883 to request a cart.

Please mark trash cans with a large Bags or cans of yard waste should not exceed 60 pounds in weight.