Leaf & Brush Pick-Up

Two times each year, the City of Loveland Public Works Department picks up brush for residents.  You do not need to call to schedule your brush pick-up since the crew drives a route throughout the entire City limits.

In the fall, the City of Loveland offers both a leaf pick-up program and a brush pick up program. You may notice that your leaves have not all fallen before the leaf pick-up date comes. This is because our number of staff and trucks is limited, and there are many neighborhoods to reach before the first snowfall. We do our best to go back to neighborhoods one additional pass to pick up remaining leaves within the two weeks the City crew conducts brush pick-up.

If leaf or brush piles do not comply with the below instructions and are left, or piles do not appear until after the initial scheduled collection date, residents may go to City Hall to receive a free voucher to drop-off a load of yard waste to Evans.  The City of Loveland has an agreement with Evans Landscaping for a year-round residential yard waste drop-off program.  

You may also visit this website for other ideas such as composting or mulching:

  1. Brush Pick-Up
  2. Leaf Pick-Up

The 2023 spring brush pickup program will begin on Monday, March 20. Brush must be placed in the grass near the roadside no later than Sunday night, March 19. Public Works will collect brush for approximately two weeks.

The 2023 fall brush pickup program will begin on Monday, October 9. Brush must be placed in the grass near the roadside no later than Sunday night, October 8. Public Works will collect brush for approximately two weeks.


The following are guidelines established for the brush pick-up program:

  • Brush must be placed at the curb or edge of roadway. Do not place brush in the roadway, gutter, ditches, or on sidewalks. 
  • Do not block fire hydrants.
  • Please remove basketball hoops from sidewalks, cul-de-sacs, the end of your driveway, etc. In many neighborhoods, basketball hoops make it difficult for our leaf/brush crews to navigate the route and make turns. 
  • Limbs cannot exceed 10 inches in diameter at the cut section.
  • Limbs should be placed at the curb with the cut section facing the street and all limbs should be facing the same direction. This makes it easier and faster to handle.
  • No leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, bamboo, ornamental grass, or other yard waste will be collected.
  • Small twigs and sticks should be bundled with twine in bundles 12 inches in diameter. Twigs or sticks can also be placed in a container at the curb, but no other yard waste should be in the containers. No loose piles of sticks and debris, please.

You may also view Illustrated Brush Pick-Up Instructions (PDF) or our how-to video.

Please Note

  • Any material not meeting these requirements cannot be collected and will be left at the curb.
  • Outside the regular pick-up schedule, residents are encouraged to come to City Hall to get a free voucher to drop off any yard waste to Evans Landscaping.
  • Wood chips will be available again this year. Anyone in the city who would like a full load of wood chips should call (513) 707-6115.