This program provides free leaf collection services to residents who place leaves in rows or piles between the curb and sidewalk or adjacent to the street in areas not having curb and sidewalk.
Stormwater Quality Requirements
Please do not place leaves in the curb and gutter or street. Due to new storm water quality requirements necessitated by the Phase 2 Storm Water Quality Program mandated by the Federal Government, leaves can no longer be placed in the street. This will prevent contamination to storm water runoff which can pollute streams or the aquifer which supplies our drinking water.
Residents are advised to not place leaves in the street, as gutters and storm sewers can become blocked and cause localized flooding during moderate to heavy rainfall. Please help make the collection program run as smoothly as possible by raking your leaves between the curb and sidewalk, or in areas without curb, adjacent to the street.
Also, please do not park in front of or near the piles between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as the trucks/equipment cannot reach them, those piles will be left until the next scheduled collection week. Do not place grass clippings, sticks, limbs or brush in with your leaves. These items can clog and damage our equipment and could injure workers.
Due to the large volume of leaves, crews may run a little bit behind schedule from time to time, but please have leaves raked to the curbside by the posted dates. Additional information will be provided with residents utility bills, on channel 18.
Leaf collection will begin the first full week of November in Zone 1, followed by Zone 2 the next week, and Zone 3 the week after. This rotation will continue until the first week in January when all zones have had three collections.