Monday, July 25, 2016

Leaf Collection

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Neighborhood Leaf Pick-Up Program 2015

Curbside neighborhood leaf collection is complete for 2015.  If you have leaves that you want picked up, please place them in biodegradable bags and call 311 to schedule a pick-up.  The bagged leaves will be collected within two business days after you call.  The service to collect bagged leaves will end on December 31, 2015.

To help make leaf pick-up most effective for your neighborhood, please keep the following in mind:

  • Have leaves ready for collection on the first day of the week when crews are scheduled to be in your area.
  • Rake leaves onto the park strip area between the sidewalk and the curb.  Please do not rake leaves into the street.  This will help avoid having leaves clog storm drain inlets and will help prevent street flooding in the event of heaving rains.
  • REMEMBER:  burning leaves within City limits is a violation of City Code §74.70.  The fine is $50 and increases to $75 if not paid within 30 days.

If you prefer to bag your leaves in biodegradable bags, the City will make special arrangements to collect the bags.  Please call 311 when you are ready to have bagged leaves picked up, the bags will be collected within two business days after you call.

For collection of leaves that have been bagged in biodegradable bags, please call 311.  Bags will be picked up within two business days after you call.

For pickup up of loose leaves, please have your leaves raked to the park strip or curb and ready for pick-up on the first day of your scheduled weeks.  The City Street Department will be in your area sometime during that week to collect your leaves, weather permitting.

To find out where crews will be picking up leaves each day you may call the Leaf Hotline at 427-2302 during the 7-week leaf pick-up or check our website:

                                                                                OVERALL SCHEDULE

                                                  CENTRAL                           SOUTH                              NORTH

                                                   Oct. 19-23                      Oct. 26-30                          Nov. 2-6

                                                   Nov. 9-13                       Nov. 16-20                          Nov. 30-Dec.4

The shortened week of Thanksgiving, November 23-27, will be a catch-up week.  There will be no leaf collection on Wednesday, November 11 due to the Veterans Day holiday.

View the 2015 Leaf Pickup Map

Total number of calls made to 311 for leaf bags pick up through week 7: 2,644

Leaves collected:

Truck loads......................3,735.41

Vac loads.................................  432

Grand Total Loads......................................... 4,167.41

Approximate Ton of Leaves:  14,002.50