Press Release: Leaf Season Pickup Starts and Pumpkin Composting Offered at Muncie Parks


The Muncie Sanitation Department started our annual Leaf pickup on November 1, 2023. Leaf pickup will run approximately 3-5 weeks. Your bagged leaves will be picked up separately on or after your normal trash day. We will be picking up bagged leaves on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

We ask that your leaves be bagged and out by the curb on trash day, separated from your household trash, and not placed in your container. Do not put any yard waste in blue recycle bags. City Ordinance number 96.05 prohibits the raking or blowing of leaves, litter, and any other debris into the streets. Absolutely no leaves are to be raked or blown in the streets.

Composting Pumpkins and Fall Decorations:
Compost your old pumpkins and help us keep them out of the landfill. We are collecting old pumpkins and other natural fall decorations (like corn stalks or bales of straw) at Westside, McCulloch, and Heekin Park.

Look for the large black container with the “pumpkin compost” sign next to it. Simply toss your pumpkins or items into the bin. We are partnering with ScrapCycle to compost them and turn them back into nutrients for our soil and keep them out of the landfill.

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