Leaf and Brush Program

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The City's Leaf and Brush program consists of:
  • Monthly Brush Collection: March –October
  • Fall Leaf Collection: October – December
  • Spring Leaf Collection: April
  • Christmas tree Collection: Mid-January after the completion of Leaf Collection

Collection Map
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LEAF PROGRAM -The City will provide curbside leaf vacuuming once in the month of April and then once per month from October thru December for a total of four annual collections.  All leaves should be set out by 7 A.M. Monday morning of the scheduled week. Collection could take place on any given day of the week, to ensure your leaves are picked up, please have them out no later than the scheduled Monday for your section.
Check your mail box for a postcard of the fall collection schedule and the City of Ladue newsletter in early September!

 SECTIONS COLLECTION DURING WEEK OF 2024
Section I Week of: April 15th, October 28th,  November 25th and  January 6th 
Section II Week of: April 22nd, October 21st, November 4th and December 9th 
Section III Week of: April 15th, October 28th, November 11th, and December 16th 
Section IV Week of: April 22nd, October 21st, November 18th and December 30th 

Leaf Pick-up requirements
  • All leaves must be set out for pickup by 7:00 am., Monday morning of the scheduled week.
  • Leaves must not contain brush, hedge clippings, sweet gum balls, vines, grass clippings, trash, garbage or metal objects as they cause equipment breakdowns. Please make arrangements for disposal of these items.  
  • Leaves must be raked off the road & spread out so that the back edges of the leaves are no farther than 3 feet from the road, and 4’ to 6’ in height.
  • Leaves must NOT be placed on a road that accommodates vehicle traffic, piled on top of a hill or embankment or behind or near obstacles: such as hedges, trees, fences, mailboxes, poles and sewers.
  • If your property abuts a public as well as a private road, brush must be placed adjacent to the private road & not more than 3’ from the edge of the roadway adjacent to your residence. (Ordinance #1288.)  
  • If your property can only be reached by a private driveway, we will collect your leaves if your driveway can accommodate our equipment (which is 34’ long & 14’ high) & has an adequate turnaround area (either a circular drive or a square pad which is a minimum of 70’ X 70’.) If you wish us to come up your driveway we will need to issue a letter of permission. (Ordinance #1442).

Brush Program-The City will provide curbside brush collection once per month, March through October, for a total of 9 collections.  All brush should be set out by 7 A.M. Monday morning of the scheduled week to ensure your brush is picked up. Collection could take place on any given day of the week, but must be out by Monday. We do not have the capability to rerun collections once a street has been completed. 
Check the Spring Newsletter for a schedule and collection map each year. 
Sections 1 & 3:   Sections 2 & 4:
Week of  March 4th, 2024 Week of March 11th, 2024
Week of  April 1st, 2024 Week of April 8th, 2024 
Week of  May 6th, 2024  Week of May 13th, 2024 
Week of June 3rd, 2024 Week of June 10th, 2024 
Week of July 1st, 2024  Week of July 8th, 2024 
Week of August 5th, 2024  Week of August 12th, 2024 
Week of September 2nd, 2024  Week of September 9th, 2024 
Week of October 7th, 2024   Week of October 14th, 2024

BRUSH PICKUP requirements
  • Maximum of two (2) loads per month per household.
  • We will pick up brush up to 10” in diameter & 10’ in length. (No firewood lengths).
  • Hedge trimmings, stumps, roots & dirt balls are not accepted.  
  • Brush should be stacked parallel to the road & the back edge of the pile should be no farther than 3 ft. from the road.
  • NO BAGS ACCEPTED.  
  • Do not put brush piles out more than 10 days in advance of your scheduled pick up date.
  • Please do not mix loose leaves & brush together as each of these requires a different piece of equipment for collection.  
  • ITEMS MIXED TOGETHER WILL NOT BE PICKED UP UNTIL THEY ARE SEPARATED.
  • Brush  must NOT be placed on a road that accommodates vehicle traffic, piled on top of a hill or embankment or behind or near obstacles: such as hedges, trees, fences, mailboxes, poles and sewers.
  • If your property abuts a public as well as a private road, brush must be placed adjacent to the private road & not more than 3’ from the edge of the roadway adjacent to your residence. (Ordinance #1288.)  
  • If your property can only be reached by a private driveway, we will collect your brush if your driveway can accommodate our equipment (which is 34’ long & 14’ high) & has an adequate turnaround area (either a circular drive or a square pad which is a minimum of 70’ X 70’.) If you wish us to come up your driveway we will need to issue a letter of permission. (Ordinance #1442).
  • The City DOES NOT COLLECT grass, lawn/hedge clippings, sweet gum balls, refuse, trash, old appliances. Please make arrangements for disposal.
  • All brush must be set out for pickup by 7:00 am., Monday morning of the scheduled week.

WOOD CHIPS AND LEAF MULCH-The City has contracted with Hansen's Environmental Wood Services to haul off all collected composting material. In return, Hansen's is offering Ladue residents a discounted rate on bulk materials. Please see the attached price sheet. As always, Ladue residents are free to obtain mulch and compost materials from any vendor that meets their needs. 

Hansen's Mulch Price List (updated 4/3/2023)

CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP-
Christmas tree collection will begin starting the second week of January each year (leaf collection schedule permitting). Trees must be cleared of all ornaments, garland and decorations and placed at the curb. The City will not collect garlands or wreaths. Those would need to be disposed of in the trash because of their wires, staples and other metal pieces that make them unfit for mulching/composting.