Fall Leaf Pick-Up
The Village will again be picking up leaves for two weeks in a row in 2020; or back-to-back weeks. The first week of leaf pick-up will be October 26th and the second week will be November 2nd. Please do not rake your leaves into the street until the day before your scheduled pick-up. By doing so you will be reducing the chance for leaves to be washed down the storm drain. Keep materials free of rocks and large pieces of wood.
Leaves are a point source of Phosphorus and Rothschild, along with the Wausau Metro, is mandated by the WDNR to make reductions to Phosphorus discharges to the Wisconsin River.
The collected materials are picked-up, combined, then hauled to the Village’s compost area. The materials are monitored and turned to produce a recycled topsoil material. This material is then screened and reused as part of the restoration on Village DPW and Capital Projects.
If you miss the leaf pick-up, the Village will not return for spot pick-ups as this is not efficient and is time consuming. It is then the recipient’s full responsibility to move those materials to our drop off site located at 1001 Leon Street.