Our fall leaf pickup program continues to be a great success due to the cooperation of our residents. Again this fall, we will be picking up leaves at the curbside in the following manner.
Residents With Curb & Gutters (Concrete Streets)
Rake the leaves into the street in a neat row, leaving 6 inches from the curb to provide for water flow. Our vacuum trucks or loader crew will be by on your garbage day to collect the leaves.
Residents on Corners, Dead-Ends, or in Cul-De-Sacs
The vacuum trucks which do the majority of the street cannot maneuver in tight spaces. Specialized equipment will be by either before or after the rest of the street to collect your leaves. Please rake them into the street in a neat row, leaving 6 inches from the curb to provide for water flow.
Residents on Sealcoat Roads With Ditches
Rake the leaves into the ditchline as close to the street as possible. Specialized equipment will be by on your garbage day to collect your leaves.
Residents on Major Roads
Please DO NOT rake your leaves into the street. Instead, rake the leaves into a neat row on the grass right-of-way, approximately 1 foot back from the curb. Specialized equipment will be by on your garbage day to collect your leaves. Major roads include all of the mile roads, Dequindre, John R., Stephenson, and Campbell. Roads such as Lincoln, Gardenia, Couzens, and West Whitcomb are local roads; please refer to Concrete Streets above.
Leaf pickup service is scheduled to begin in early to mid-October on your normal garbage pickup day, and run until all the leaves have fallen (approximately mid-December), or the first major snowfall, whichever comes first. Sometimes, it is not possible for us to clear an entire neighborhood in one day, if we do not get your leaves, rest assured we will be back the following week to finish the job.
Help us help you! Please keep sticks, branches, and other debris out of the leaves. These can clog or damage our machinery, and slow down the collection process. Remember that leaves are picked up on your normally scheduled garbage day, please refrain from parking on the street to help us move more efficiently and safely through the neighborhood. Finally, please do not wait until the all the leaves have fallen to rake them to the street. Besides many smaller piles being easier to pick up than one massive one, you also run the risk of missing the end of leaf pickup!