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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Free Leaf Collection Dates


A free leaf collection for residents who live within city limits will take place on November 7-9 and December 5-7 on residents’ regular refuse collection day. Leaves must be kept separate from other yard waste and placed at the curb in clearly marked cans, cardboard boxes or Kraft paper bags. Leaves collected during these two time periods will be sent to a facility for composting.

Residents are reminded not to place leaves in plastic bags and not to mix leaves with other types of yard waste. Garbage cans and containers other than Kraft bags will be left on the parkway after the pick-up. 

Raking leaves, grass clippings or other debris into the street is prohibited by city ordinances. This practice may result in hazardous conditions for motorists and may clog inlets, preventing the flow of storm water into the city's storm sewer system.

Although leaves may be placed in marked cans, a combination of precipitation and low temperatures may cause the contents to freeze. Frozen cans cannot be emptied by the service provider. 

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