The leaf vac is NOT out during the spring months. Leaves collected during the spring months must be placed in open containers, cardboard boxes, or brown bags and placed on the opposite side of your rubbish.
Curbside leaf pickup will start the first FULL week in October until December (weather permitting). You do not have to call the Service Department to have leaves picked up.
Any leaves raked up prior to the first week in October and after December 18th must be put into open containers or brown bags for yard waste pickup.
Leaves should be raked to the tree lawn when curbside pickup begins.
Do not rake leaves into the street. Raking leaves into the street creates a potential traffic hazard, and leaves washed into catch basins causes flooding conditions during hard rains, and heavy snowfall.
Do not mix yard waste, such as branches, vines, weeds, and grass clippings with the leaves. These items tend to clog up the vacuum tubes causing unnecessary delays in the leaf pickup process. Foreign objects, such as rakes, stones, rocks, etc., will break the vacuum fins disabling the machines.
Because of the large volume of leaves at certain times, there are no set dates or times for leaf pickup.
The leaf vac only picks up leaves during the fall season. Should you have any leaves in the spring season, bag or place them in an open container and put it out on your rubbish day for yard waste pickup.
Leaves that are collected are composted and not put in a landfill.
For more information on leaf pickup, please call the Service Department at (216) 524-9191