Each work day during the yard and garden waste collection period, DPW posts its collection progress as of the end of the previous work day. Reports are posted on the DPW Facebook page and City website. This is done so residents can plan clean-up efforts to minimize the time leaves sit at the curb.
DPW would love to be able to provide a high level of advance detail on each day’s yard and garden waste collection plan. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict what specific streets DPW will collect each day because each collection crew moves at a different rate depending on volume of yard waste present at the time of collection. Also, the sequence of streets collected in each route is left up to each crew because collection efficiency can also depend on how much yard waste is set out in any particular route. So the logistics of defining in advance where multiple crews will collect in different areas across the City is not feasible.
For the above reasons, DPW reports only collection completed as opposed to predicting where crews will be each day.