Between November and mid-December the city removes leaves in designated areas for pedestrian, bike and car safety, and to prevent flooding caused by clogged storm drains. In our coalition area, this primarily affects the Northwest District, Goose Hollow, and parts of the Hillside and Arlington Heights neighborhoods.
In 2010, the Portland Bureau of Transportation started collecting a fee for this service. Fees will still apply in 2011, but you can look forward to improved service and better communication tools. Check PBOT’s leaf removal website for news and updates, to determine if you are in a leaf service zone and when your leaf day pick up is scheduled. This year you will be able to pay or opt out of the service online. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org