Contact: Matt Cruz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017
SPRING RELEAF LEAF PICKUP PROGRAM TO BEGIN MARCH 27TH
The City announced today that leaf collection as part of the 2017 ReLeaf program will begin on Monday, March 27th. Crews will begin pickups on the near south side, to the East of Michigan Street, South of the River and North of Ewing Avenue. Crews will then move clockwise around the city until every neighborhood has been canvassed. Resident should rake their leaves to the curb and place them in the tree lawn where the leaf crews will pick them up. Leaves should not be placed in the street as they plug up street drains which causes flooding during heavy rain. Residents should also avoid parking on top or directly in front of leaf piles as it hampers collection. The piles must be free of trash and other debris or they may not be collected. Additionally, Solid Waste will begin its automated collection of yard waste on April 3rd. This will take place on the resident’s regular trash day. The YW program will continue until November 30th. Attached is a map that shows which order of neighborhoods the leaf crews will canvass. If there are any questions, please call 311 for more information.