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 »

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 »

How to Dispose Leaves

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of the year when lots of people in Eugene will be working hard out in their yards to rake up leaves. If you find yourself raking leaves and not having anywhere to put them, the city’s leaf collection program starts in a few weeks. “It is the time of … Continue reading »

How to Compost Leaves Properly

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that leaves are changing colors, it’s the time of the year to decide what to do with all those leaves piling up in your front yard. And while the city of Eugene’s leaf pick-up program starts next month, adding leaves to your compost pile is another option. Local compost specialists say … Continue reading »

Corvallis Leaf Cleanup Campaign

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Public Works Department says leaves can become a source of water pollution, and it is asking residents not to place leaves in the streets. The vibrant fall colors are appearing everywhere throughout the Willamette Valley. But as those leaves fall, they start turning brown, and yard-owners are starting to get rid … 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 »

Leaf Collection Begins in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — There are a lot of leaves on the ground around town. So what to do with all those leaves? That’s where leaf collection and delivery programs come in, but the rules and start times are different depending on where you live. Leaf collection for Eugene and greater Lane County starts Tuesday; in … 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 »