City Sets Leaf Cleanup Schedule
City street crews will start their annual fall leaf cleanup next Monday, but city officials are asking residents not to rake or dump yard leaves into the streets.
To save money on leaf cleanup, the city last year ended the practice of picking up yard leaves placed curbside.
Larry Neil, street maintenance supervisor, said city officials are not planning an enforcement campaign against residents who rake yard leaves into the streets. He hopes for voluntary compliance.
“We’ll rake up what’s there,” he said.
Neighborhoods with concentrations of street trees will be included in the leaf pickup routes. As in previous years, residents are asked to move their cars away from curbs when crews are working in their areas.
In Browne’s Addition, the city will sweep north-south streets, tentatively on Nov. 14, and east-west streets the following day so that residents can move their cars.
South Hill neighborhoods on the leaf pickup routes, in order of collection and with tentative starting dates, are Cannon Hill, Nov. 15; Manito Park, Nov. 16; Comstock Park, Nov. 20; Hamblen, Nov. 25; Rockwood, Nov. 27; and Liberty and Lincoln Park, Nov. 29.