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Loose Leaf Collection

LOOSE LEAF COLLECTION - STARTS 10/25/18

 

‘Loose Leaf Collection’ offers residents the ease of raking leaves into piles onto their extension without bagging. 

The Department of Public Works (DPW) will utilize equipment to collect the loose leaf piles and deliver to nearby fields for composting.

 

The DPW will collect north of Michigan Avenue on Mondays/Tuesdays and south of Michigan Avenue on Thursdays/Fridays. 

Residents are not guaranteed that their leaves will be picked up each week on these days.  Occasionally other work demands will prevent the DPW from clearing the entire City in a given week.

Residents are to have all leaves raked out at the curb by Sunday, December 2nd.  Starting Monday, December 3rd, the DPW will make a final pass through each street collecting leaves. 

Leaves not at the curb by Sunday, December 2nd will not be collected.

  • Collection will begin Oct. 25, 2018 through Dec. 7, 2018 (weather permitting).
  • Rake leaves onto extension by Sunday, December 2, 2018 for final collection.
  • Move vehicle from street on collection days.
  • Do not rake leaves over catch basin grates.
  • Do not put tree brush, limbs, bushes, plants, flowers, etc. into leaf piles.  Leaves will not be collected if any of these items are placed in leaf pile.
  • Do not park over leaf piles.
  • Do not bag leaves for loose leaf collection.

ALTERNATIVE LEAF DISPOSAL:  BAGGED YARD WASTE COLLECTION

Residents also have the option of putting leaves in reusable containers or brown paper yard waste bags and placing out for weekly curbside yard waste collection. 

  • Weekly yard waste collection will continue through Saturday, November 24, 2018.
  • Leaves must be placed in reusable containers identified with yard waste stickers or brown paper yard waste bags. 
  • Yard waste stickers on reusable containers must be visible to collector.  Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall and DPW.
  • Do not put leaves in plastic trash bags (only reusable containers or brown paper bags).
  • Bags/containers must be placed 5’ from trash and recyclables.
  • No bag/container should weigh more than 60 lbs.
  • Maximum of six (6) bags/cans of yard waste per week.
  • Yard Waste does not include sod, pet waste, branches over 4-inches in diameter, tree stumps, logs, wood, dirt, rocks, and/or trash.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at (734) 429-5624.