Lane County Leaf Collection Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County begins its leaf collection program Monday, Nov. 17. Public Works crews plan to come collect your leaves, weather permitting. Leaves must be in the roadway, but away from parked cars, storm drains, gutters, bike and traffic lanes and curbs. Lane County will not pickup leaves on sidewalks or in private … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for More Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — Public Works crews in Eugene are bracing themselves for another storm. Tuesday, they were out suctioning up as much of the debris from Monday’s rain as possible. Staff members say the city has a really great storm drainage system, but the trick is making sure the water has a clear path down … Continue reading »

Eugene Launches Leaf Collection Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is launching a new tool Thursday to help people with the leaf collection program. You can type in your address o find out what zone you live in and when your leaves will be picked up. The city’s leaf collection program starts on November 3rd in the central … Continue reading »

Oregon Fall Foliage Blog Goes Live

EUGENE, Ore. — With the start of fall inching nearer, the changing leaves become a prime attraction. That’s why Travel Lane County is joining forces with forest rangers, biologists and leaf lovers from around Oregon. Together they’ll update a new blog with the most up-to-date fall foliage information. It’s called The site will offer … Continue reading »

Leaf Collection Continues in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The second round of leaf collections in the city of Eugene started Thursday. Last month’s snowstorm pushed the leaf collection schedule back about a week, so the city is reminding anyone who lives in the second round collection zone to check their online schedule and put the leaves out in the street … Continue reading »

Crews Begin Leaf Collection Process

EUGENE, Ore. — Public works crews will begin scooping leaves from Eugene neighborhood streets this week. Residents are asked to┬ápile leaves in the streets, away from gutters, bike lanes and cars. In Springfield, residents are required to put leaves in plastic bags and place them on the curb. If you live in central Eugene, leaf … Continue reading »

Springfield Leaf Collection Begins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The leaves are falling all around us, which means it’s time for leaf collection. The city of Eugene started cleaning up the leaves a couple weeks ago. This week Springfield residents should be ready to have their leaves ready for pickup too. Put them in medium-sized garbage bags. Those will be picked … Continue reading »

Residents Frustrated with Leaf Pick-up

EUGENE, Ore. — A viewer e-mailed us, frustrated about the leaf pickup situation in Eugene. Stephen said, “How did we get into this situation where the city assumed responsibility for all of these leaves? Clogged storm drains, blocked bike lanes, slippery when wet. Just plain stupid!” The city actually says it wishes people used the … Continue reading »

Duck Fan Rakes Leaves into “O”

EUGENE, Ore. — It started as one Duck fan’s fall tradition, but he hopes it will become a citywide trend. Every year, Randy Rodgers rakes the leaves on his front lawn into a big Oregon “O”. He and his son started doing it back in 2001, and now he has even loftier ambitions for his … Continue reading »

Leaf Collection Begins Next Week

EUGENE, Ore. — The leaves are falling all over town, and it will soon be time for you to get them ready for pickup. City-wide leaf collection will begin in Eugene Tuesday, Nov. 13. Residents should places their leaves in the paved roadway but piled at least 15 feet away from parked vehicles and not … Continue reading »