2019 Leaf Haul Dates: November 16 and December 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brown’s Island Demolition Landfill (2895 Faragate ST S, Salem OR 97302)


​Turn in your leaves for FREE!​

​Fall leaves are pretty, unless they’re clogging a storm drain and causing local flooding​—then not so much.

Please don’t rake or blow your leaves into the street. It’s prohibited and can cause serious issues during heavy rain. Salem Revised Code requires that all residents remove leaves that fall naturally on their property and within the right-of-way behind the curb. The City of Salem is responsible for leaves that fall in the street.

So what should you do with the leaves? You can put them your yard debris bin, compost them at home, or take them to the annual Fall Leaf Haul! You can drop off your leaves, grass clippings, and tree limbs at our drop off location on the designated days. Because this event is for residents only, we can’t accept leaves, grass clippings, or tree limbs from commercial landscapers.

Bagging leaves is not required. If you bag your leaves, please consider using paper leaf bags.

Assistance for senior and disabled residents

Seniors and disabled residents can call Center 50+ for help transporting bagged leaves to collection sites. You must sign up in advance.


We can always use more volunteers. If you’d like to donate a few hours of time and energy, please contact Cody Wildman at the Public Works Department.

Rake and pile of leaves

Help your neighbors by volunteering with the Fall Leaf Haul.

​Thank you to our volunteers and sponsors!

The Fall Leave Haul program is sponsored by the City of Salem, Marion County Public Works Environmental Services, Salem garbage and recycling haulers, and neighborhood and community groups. Equipment, operators, and hauling costs are donated by Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association. Disposal Fees have been waived by Marion County Public Works, Environmental Services. The collection sites are organized and staffed by neighborhood association and service organization volunteers.

  • Republic Services-Salem
  • D & O Garbage
  • Pacific Sanitation
  • Suburban Garbage
  • Faye Wright Neighborhood Association
  • Grant Neighborhood Association
  • Highland Neighborhood Association
  • Lansing Community Action Neighborhood Association
  • North Lancaster Neighborhood Association
  • Northeast Neighbors Neighborhood Association
  • Northeast Salem Community Neighborhood Association
  • South Central Neighborhood Association
  • South Gateway Neighborhood Association
  • South West Neighborhood Association
  • Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association 

Contact us

Public Works Dispatch
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