Autumn Foliage


When rain falls on leaf piles, it creates "leaf tea" that drains into our lakes. Leaf tea contains nutrients that are harmful to our lakes. These nutrients contribute to toxic algae blooms, murky water, and weeds. It only takes one pound of phosphorous to produce 500 pounds of algae. This phosphorus settles to the lake bottoms and continues to feed algae blooms for years. You can reduce these nutrients from entering our waterways and protect our water resources by managing yard waste the right way.


Leaf Collection Drop-Off Sites

There are nine centralized leaf collection drop-off sites available 24/7 to any and all Town residents from October through the end of November, weather permitting. All Leaf collection sites have been taken down for the 2021 leaf collection season. There are no spring collections.

Look for the orange fencing and signage. Only place leaves in the marked containment areas.

  1. Amundson Boat Launch - Map

  2. Colladay Point Park - Map

  3. Fish Camp County Park - Map

  4. Barber Drive by Quickstop - Map

  5. Dunn Heritage Park - Map

  6. Goodland County Park Parking Lot - Map

  7. Crescent Drive - Map

  8. Camp Leonard Road - Map

  9. McConnell Street - Map

What can be brought to the drop-off sites?
Drop-off sites are for leaves and grass clippings ONLY. Please do not put brush, rocks, animal waste, or any other non-leaf material at the drop-off locations. No bags - leaf bags must be emptied and removed from the site. Non-leaf material will damage the Town's leaf vacuum machine. If non-leaf material is dropped off at these sites, it will result in the sites being shut down.

Curbside Leaf Collection for Lake Kegonsa Area

Friends of Lake Kegonsa (FOLKS) is sponsoring curbside pick-up for the Lake Kegonsa area. For the Lake Kegonsa Area Only: the last curbside leaf pick-up for 2021 will occur on Friday, November 26th. Leaves need to be ready for pick up by 7 AM on Friday, 11/26. Only one pass through the route will be made. Leaves shall be placed along the shoulder of the road, in a pile parallel to the road. Do not place piles in ditches or around mailboxes, poles, or posts. Leaves that cannot be reached by the leaf collection equipment will be left for the resident to dispose of.

Click here to sign up for e-updates regarding the Lake Kegonsa Area leaf collection.

Kegonsa Addresses Eligible for Curbside Pick-Up

Town Transfer Site

The Town Transfer Site is also available for leaf drop-off on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 8 am to 3:45 pm. Through the end of November, the Transfer Site is also open on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4:45 pm. Click here for more information regarding the Town's Transfer Site.

For further questions regarding the Town's leaf management program, please contact Kelsey Shepperd at