Leaf Pickup

The City of Ludington provides curbside pickup of leaves each Fall. Curbside leaf pickup is not available in the Spring.

City of Ludington Fall Leaf Pickup Guidelines 


Curbside leaves will be picked up starting mid-October and will continue through first snowfall (actual end dates are weather dependent and based on amount and duration of leaf fall). During peak leaf fall the Department of Public Works will have several crews out all day every day, however inclement weather and excessive leaf fall, may cause delays. There will not be a set schedule for the curbside pick up routes - crews continuously make their way through the city streets and will continue until all leaves are collected or until the first snow fall. 

City residents are asked to do the following:
  • Rake leaves into the gutter if your residence is on a curbed street (all other streets, rake leaves to the edge of street)
  • Please do not place leaves out into the roadway where they will impede traffic
  • Keep leaves in a row, do not place your leaves behind mailboxes or trees, equipment cannot reach these areas
  • Broken limbs/brush should not be placed on leaf piles (please separate and call DPW for free brush pickup 231-843-2873)
  • Please park cars off the street when leaf piles are in the area

The Leaf Corral


  • Located on Bryant Road off of Beechwood the Leaf Corral is open each fall and spring for residents to bring leaves only
  • The Leaf Corral is open Saturdays only, 1-5pm, Fall (Oct./Nov.) and Spring (April/May) based on weather and leaf fall.
  • Specific open dates will be posted at the Leaf Corral gate, at City Hall, and on the City Facebook page. Or call 231-843-2873.
  • Be prepared to prove city residency or property ownership when visiting the Leaf Corral
Please call the Department of Public Works with questions at 231-843-2873, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.