Each Fall in Jackson County, there are a variety of programs offered to help homes and businesses manage the leaves that fall from trees, diverting them from storm drains, the landfill, and burn piles.
2019 Leaf Collection Programs
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Leaf Exchange Program - Jackson County Air Quality:
The Leaf Exchange Program gives residents an alternative to burning leaves, which contributes to particulate matter and other pollutants in the air. Jackson County Air Quality compiles a contact list of people who have leaves to dispose of, and another list of those who are looking for leaves to make compost. Leaf donors and leaf recipients can then contact each other to arrange for pick up and delivery of the leaves. To add your name to the list, contact Jackson County Environmental Public Health, 541.774.7835.
Recology Ashland Free Leaf Drop-off Days:
Sundays, Nov 3 and Dec 8 only, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Recology Ashland will accept leaves for free drop-off at the recycling center, 220 Water Street. Plastic bags will need to be emptied and taken away. Branches and other yard debris are not accepted. 541.482.1471.
City of Talent Free Leaf Drop-off Days:
Sunday, Nov 10 only, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. City of Talent will accept leaves for free drop-off at City Hall, 110 E Main St., Talent. Plastic bags will need to be emptied and taken away. Branches and other yard debris are not accepted.
Cities of Ashland & Talent prepaid Leaf Bag Program:
Residents of Ashland and Talent may purchase 5 prepaid biodegradable bags for $14.50 per set (discounted price of $10.00 available between Oct. 21 through Nov. 1 with a 2 set limit) at the Recology Ashland office, 170 Oak Street. Be prepared to show identification. Talent residents may also purchase discounted bags at the Talent City Hall, 110 E. Main St., Talent. Leaves only; branches and other yard debris are not accepted. On trash collection day, during a green debris/recycle week, place bags at the curb. If you do not subscribe to green debris service, call the office to schedule a pick-up. Unused bags may be used anytime throughout the year. There is a 35 lb. limit on bags. 541.482.1471.
Rogue Disposal Transfer Station Leaf Drop-off:
8001 Table Rock Road, drop-off leaves and other green waste for $7.50 per cubic yard (1 yard minimum charge). Bags, cans and other receptacles must be emptied in the designated area. Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Sunday, year-round. For more information go to RogueDisposal.com or call 541.779.4161.
City of Central Point Leaf pickup:
Monday, Nov 18 and Friday, Dec 13 only; collection by Rogue Disposal. Bagged leaves only; bags with branches or any other debris will not be collected. Bags must weigh less than 40 lbs. and should be tied closed. Place bags in the public right of way the night before or early in the morning the day of leaf pick up. It is against City ordinance to blow leaves into the street, as it clogs storm drains. 541.664.3321, ext. 241.
City of Eagle Point Annual leaf pickup:
November 18 to December 13, within Eagle Point city limits only. Bagged leaves only; bags with branches or any other debris will not be collected. Bags must weigh less than 40 lbs. All bags should be placed behind the curb for pickup. No collections will be done on private property. Do not place bags in the street or blow leave into the street. The City cannot specify the exact date leaves will be picked up; do not telephone the City for collection. Anyone wishing bagged leaves for mulch may request them by phoning the Public Works shop at 541.826.4212 ext. 137
City of Medford Leaf Collection:
Nov 4-Dec 27. Anyone within Medford city limits is eligible for leaf pickup by Rogue Disposal & Recycling at no charge. Place leaves in 33 gallon heavy-duty plastic bags, tie them shut and put them at the curb (if you don’t have a curb, place bags off the roadway, approximately 8 ft. from the pavement). Every few weeks, a crew will be by to pick up the bags, though it will not necessarily occur on your regular trash day. Bags with branches and other debris will not be collected. Bags must not weigh more than 40 lbs. Medford residents who wish to participate in the collection program must provide their own bags. Questions? Call Rogue Disposal at 541.779.4161 RogueDisposal.com.
City of Phoenix Leaf Collection Day:
Mon Dec 9 only; collection by Rogue Disposal. Bagged leaves only; bags with branches and other debris will not be collected. Bags must not weigh more than 40 lbs. and be tied shut. Place bags at the curb by 7:00 a.m. For more information call Theresa at Phoenix Public Works, 541.535.2226.
City of Rogue River Annual Leaf pickup:
Oct 21-Dec 31, within Rogue River city limits only. Pile your leaves for collection. Piles need to be within the reach of a 6-foot vacuum hose, but not behind fences, in the gutters, or the street. If you bag your leaves the bags should be in a driveway or in the front yard, not blocking the sidewalk. Leaves only; no grass, branches, rocks, etc. if any items other an leaves are included, the pile or bags will not be collected.
White City Leaf Collection Day:
Service Area is North of Hwy 140, east of Hwy 62, south of Avenue H, and west of Atlantic Avenue, with a few additions. Wed Dec 11 only; collection by Rogue Disposal & Southern Oregon Sanitation. Bagged leaves only; bags with branches and other debris will not be collected. Bags must not be larger than 33 gallons and not weigh more than 40 lbs. and be tied shut. Place bags at the curb by 6:30 a.m. Questions before collection? Go to www.jacksoncounty.org/leaves. Questions on collection day, contact your garbage provider.
Compost in Your Own Backyard:
Year-round. Composting is easy, inexpensive and fun. Watch your leaves and grass clippings become a useful soil amendment for your garden, lawn or houseplants. Abundant instructions are available on the web, or contact Jackson County Recycling Partnership.
Year-round Curbside Yard Debris Collection:
Recology Ashland: Call for service area and pricing. 541.482.1471.
Rogue Disposal & Recycling: Subscription service available in most areas. 541.779.4161 Southern Oregon Sanitation: Subscription service available. Eagle Point area call 541.826.5691.
Year-round Yard Debris drop-off sites:
Rogue Transfer & Recycling: Fee applies. 8001 Table Rock Rd., White City 541.779.4161 Valley View Transfer Station: Fee applies. 3000 N Valley View Rd., Ashland. 541.482.1471 Hilton Landscape Supply: Fee applies. 8087 Blackwell Rd., Central Point 541.664.3374.