Citywide leaf collection will begin Monday, Oct. 31 and continue through Friday, Dec. 2.
Residents of the following streets can rake to the parkway, but do not place in the street:
- Clinton Street
- Oak Street
- Main Street (including East and West Main Street)
- Pearl Street
- South Main Street (between Oak Street and Walnut Street)
- Walnut Street
- Richmond Ave (between Oak Street and Prospect Avenue.
If your street has a route number (i.e. Route 5, Route 33, Route 63 and Route 98), then please keep leaves out of the roadway.
All other streets are asked to rake leaves to the curb line, taking care not to block storm drainage structures/ catch basins.
Leaf operations typically have one crew on the Southside beginning on River Street, moving East in areas South of Main Street; and second crew on the Northside will work from Grandview Terrace moving west, north of Main Street. A third crew will work using a vacuum along main roads and numbered routes. It takes about two weeks to go through the entire city.
Any resident with leaves can also bring them to the Yard Waste Station on Law Street until it closes for the season on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Beginning Nov. 7th, the hours of the Yard Waste Station operation will be adjusted to 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEAF COLLECTION
- Leaf piles must be clear of sticks and other debris;
- Grass clippings, flower potting material, branches, pumpkins and gourds cannot be picked up and residents are encouraged to bring those items to the Yard Waste Station;
- Leaves should not block traffic;
- Leaves should not be piled near intersection corners; this causes sight issues for motorist/ bicyclists/ pedestrians;
- Keep leaf piles clear of drainage ways and catch basins; blocked drainage leads to localized flooding;
- Leaves should not be piled around mailboxes, power poles, fences, fire hydrants or other obstacles;
- Do not park on leaf piles; the heat from a vehicle exhaust system could start a fire.