The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Leave the Leaves Pledge

The Village is launching a new initiative to encourage residents to leave fallen leaves during autumn rather than bagging the leaves to be hauled away.

During the winter months, leaf litter becomes an insulating blanket for the roots of trees and plants and provides nutrients as it decomposes. When compost is applied to soil, it enhances soil health and creates an abundant community of microbes and healthy plants that sequester carbon in the soil. 

Oak Park residents are invited to pledge to leave their leaves. Residents who complete the pledge are eligible to receive a free decorative garden yard flag upon request. They will also be entered into a raffle to win one of several sustainability-themed prizes.

Click here to complete the pledge

For more information, contact or call 708.358.5700.