Public Works will begin curbside loose leaf collection in the city on Monday October 19, 2020. Collection will continue through Wednesday December 23, 2020. After December 23rd, leaves must be bagged; or placed in plastic trash cans, and will then be collected as part of regular solid waste pickup.
The neighborhood collection schedule generally follows the sequence in Sections 1 through 4 as shown on the accompanying aerial map. Owing to the dense tree cover in many parts of the city, it may take several days to collect and dispose of leaves from a single neighborhood, such as Providence Hill. City collection rates are dependent upon the quantity of leaves that are placed out for collection. Additionally, delays may occur due to wet weather or equipment breakdown. Schedule recovery will be made up as soon as possible. Please note that December’s final section collection dates are staggered. Not all sections will be collected through December 23rd.
Loose leaves should be raked to the curb or edge of pavement. Leaf piles should not block streets or sidewalks as this can pose a safety hazard to pedestrians and motorists. Please rake leaves to the curb as close as possible to the scheduled collection day to mitigate leaves blowing on to streets and neighboring properties. Please avoid putting leaves on, or adjacent to, stormwater inlets to minimize the risk of storm sewer clogs, flooding, and the potential for property damage.
As leaves begin falling, small quantities can easily be mulched during normal lawn mowing activity. Mulched leaves benefit lawns and gardens and eliminate the need to rake or bag. This is an environmentally friendly practice and is encouraged. As the city curbside collection schedule is underway, large leaf quantities can be raked or bagged. Lastly, when raking loose leaves to the curb please be careful not to include rocks or large pieces of wood as this can cause equipment damage, injury, and schedule delays.
The City appreciates in advance citizen patience and cooperation.