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Recycle the Fall

Recycle the Fall is a free annual leaf collection event in Meridian. Every fall, the City works with Republic Services to offer Meridian residents the opportunity to either place bags of leaves out for pick-up service or drop leaves off at participating locations. Keep reading for guidelines, drop-off locations, and information on Rake Up Meridian.

Drop Site Collection


  • Leaves must be loose or in paper leaf bags (please do not tape bags)
  • Leaves only (NO branches, pumpkins, or garden plants)
  • No plastic bags or cardboard boxes allowed
  • Leaf drop sites are for Meridian residents only

Park Drop Site Locations (Parks are open from 6:30 am – 7:30 pm)
Drop-off locations will be available starting Tuesday, October 18th to Thursday, December 15th.

Centennial Park (223 E. Idaho Ave.) »
Fuller Park (3761 W. Park Creek Dr.) »
Heroes Park (3064 W. Malta Dr.) »
Kleiner Park (1805 W. Venture St.) »
Renaissance Park (4155 S. Genoard Ave.) »
Settlers Park (3245 N. Meridian Rd.) »
Storey Park (205 E. Franklin Rd.) »
Tully Park (2500 N. Linder Rd.) »

Other Drop Site Locations

Meridian Transfer Station (2130 W. Franklin Rd.), open Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Accepting leaves Tuesday, October 18th to Thursday, December 15th.

Ada County Landfill (10300 N Seamans Gulch Rd.), open Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Accepting leaves Monday, October 10th to Saturday, December 17th.

Curbside Collection is from October 31st to November 26th


  • Leaves only (NO branches, pumpkins, garden plants)
  • Limit of 10 leaf bags per week
  • Place leaves in your grass recycling cart or in paper leaf bags (please do not tape bags)
  • Set leaf bags and grass carts out on your regular trash service day
  • Please have all your items at the curb by 6 am


Please note that leaves are collected by a separate truck, which may come at a different time than your regular trash pickup.

Brown paper leaf bags set out on the curb in Meridian for curbside leave pick up

Rake Up Meridian

Each year, the City's Park and Recreation Department partners with Republic Services to connect residents in need of help raking their leaves with volunteers. For more information, please visit Parks and Recreation's webpage at

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