Fall and Winter Leaf Waste

The fall and winter months present special difficulties for street and drain cleaning because of the amount of leaves falling from trees.

During the leaf season, Keep Oakland Clean & Beautiful would like your help and cooperation.

Here is how you can assist us in keeping your street clean:

  • Do not place leaves or other debris into the street or gutters. The street sweeper cannot pick it up. [Oakland Municipal Code §8.38.030] The sweepers are not designed to pick up large piles of leaves.
  • Do not sweep leaves from your front yard, sidewalk or planter strip onto the street. Oakland Municipal Code §13.16.100 states, in part: “Sweepings from said sidewalk shall not be swept or otherwise made or allowed to go into the gutter or roadway, but shall be disposed of in receptacles maintained on said real property as required for the disposal of garbage.” [Oakland Municipal Code §13.16.100A]
  • Please utilize your green yard trimmings and food scraps cart to its capacity.
  • Working together, we can minimize the added impacts of the leaf season.