FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) City of Fort Wayne crews will begin collecting biodegradable bags filled with leaves Monday, October 16. Residents may begin scheduling bag pick-ups on Friday, October 13.

Residents with bagged leaves are asked to call 311 to schedule a pick-up. The bags need to be placed at the curb prior to calling 311. Biodegradable bags filled with only leaves, placed by the curb, will be collected after a pick-up has been scheduled through 311.

Bagged leaf collection will run through the end of 2023, weather permitting. 

The schedule to pick-up leaves in the park strip that aren’t bagged will remain as follows:

The 2023 Fort Wayne Leaf Pick-Up schedule

  • North Neighborhoods, October 30 – November 3 & November 27 – December 1
  • Central Neighborhoods, November 6 – November 9 & December 4 – December 8
  • South Neighborhoods, November 13 – November 17 & December 11 – December 15

The city’s Street Department is hiring workers to help with leaf collection, sweep and rake along neighborhood streets. Employees will receive $15 per hour, 40 hours a week for seven weeks, the city said in a release. To learn more or apply for the job, head to the city website.