Neighborhood Leaf Removal Service
Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Leaf Removal Information
Leaf Removal Update
We are currently running three weeks behind schedule on leaf removal due to recent weather and conditions beyond our control. We will get to all neighborhoods in the coming weeks and we appreciate your patience as we work to collect leaves around the City.
Bagged leaves are collected year round and may be placed at the curbside on regular trash collection days. The limit per collection day is 30 bags, each weighing no more than 50 pounds.
Neighborhood Service Areas
This year leaf removal operations will occur in three main service areas, each consisting of three to four neighborhoods. Figure 1 shows the service areas and schedules. Signs will be installed on adjacent thoroughfares to let residents know in advance when service is scheduled in their area. Please note that the time for service in each area is subject to change depending on inclement weather conditions and other events beyond the City’s control.
Scheduled Time of Service
Leaves will be collected and removed during the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, beginning November 13, 2017 and ending February 4, 2018.
Preparing Leaves for City Collection
Residents are asked to place leaves along street frontages and roadsides one week before service is scheduled to begin in their neighborhood, as only one (1) pass will be made on each street during the scheduled collection service for the area. No leaves will be removed except during regularly scheduled times. Leaves that are not placed before regularly scheduled removal times will be removed during the next regularly scheduled service in the area. City crews cannot remove leaves from private property.
Avoid Mixing Leaves with Other Debris
Residents are asked to keep leaf piles free of tree branches, lumber, steel, rock, concrete or other debris. Hard objects mixed with leaves are hazardous and may damage leaf vacuum equipment causing unnecessary time and expense to repair or replace.
Neighborhood Parking During Leaf Removal Service
Residents can assist city leaf removal operations by keeping parked vehicles clear of leaf piles. The use of offstreet parking is encouraged wherever available. “No Parking” signs may be used to restrict parking on neighborhood streets while city crews remove leaf piles. To avoid damaging personal property, city crews will not rake leaf piles out from under or between parked cars.
Residents may contact the Public Works Department at 520-9372 for more information about this convenient neighborhood service. Click here for more information and the neighborhood map schedule.