The City of Mattoon sponsors a Fall Leaf Collection for all residential properties in the City. The collection provides residents with weekly collection opportunities.

Fall Leaf Collection regular schedule will begin November 13th, 2023 and conclude December 8th, 2023.

Zone 1-NW-MONDAYS:  19th St. West to City Limits & Western Ave North to City Limits
Zone 2-NE-TUESDAYS:  19th St. East to City Limits & Charleston Ave North to City Limits
Zone 3-SE-WEDNESDAYS:  From CN Railroad East to City Limits & Charleston Ave South to City Limits
Zone 4-SW-THURSDAYS:  From CN Railroad West to City Limits & Commercial/Pine Ave South to City Limits

Fall Collection Requirements:  Materials must be in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags. No Plastic Bags. Paper yard waste bags are available at County Market, Home Depot, Kull Lumber, Rural King, and Wal-Mart. Leaf bags must be placed within ten feet of the curb of a public street by 7:00 a.m. to ensure pickup on your scheduled day. Anything placed after 7:00 a.m. may not be picked up until the following week.


Residents are welcome to take their leaves to the Yard Waste Facility. The yard waste facility is open 7 days a week during daylight hours. Leaves must either be in paper yard waste bags or dumped loose on the leaf pile.


Alternative:  Lawn Mulching – Mowing leaves into lawns is an easy alternative to disposing of leaves. The University of Illinois Extension provides information on their web site: or

Download a PDF version of this announcement by clicking this link:  FallLeafCollection2023

Different colored, transparent shapes over a map of the City of Mattoon indicating the different leaf collection zones.

Fall Leaf Collection Zones

Description of collection zones in colored boxes matching the colors on the zone map.