NEVER rake leaves into the street! Leaves in street can cause serious safety, drainage and ecological problems: slick pavement, danger to children playing in leaf piles, blocked storm sewers and possible imbalance in the South River if leaves drain in through storm sewers;
Where no curb exists, leaves should be located along the shoulder near the pavement edge;
On streets that have curb and gutter, please rake leaves to front edge of property but far enough off the curb so that leaves don’t get washed into street;
Rake leaves between, instead of around, trees near the road;
Do not rake leaves onto sidewalks;
Because we recycle our leaves, please do not bag them;
Do not mix trash, limbs or cut grass with leaves; this creates a problem for the leaf vacuum;
Please cover blowing leaves with a tarp and city crews will remove & replace tarp in your yard.
All fallen leaves should be place out for collection PRIOR to the start of Scheduled Leaf Collection.