Leaf vacuuming for the entire town will start at 7 a.m.
each Monday. The vacuum will run the entire town once and once only
each week. If the leaves are missed on
Monday, they will remain until the following Monday or the next
scheduled leaf vacuuming.
To help make the program a success,
residents are asked to follow the guidelines below.
Placement of the
leaves is a key element to the success of the program. Place the
leaves in a row so that they are within 4 feet of the edge of
For safety and
visibility, keep the leaf piles no higher than 3 feet.
intends to collect leaves every Monday at a minimum.
Leaves should be
placed and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on Mondays.
Rake the leaves to
the back of the curb, on the grass area. If cars are
continuously parked in front of your residence, place the leaves
at the edge of your driveway.
Do not place
leaves in a rock or gravel area.
Do not place leaves in the road ditches
or in the street.
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The city can pick
up leaves that are either dry or wet. If you have problems with
the leaves blowing, you can wet them down. Another option is to
cover the leaves with a tarp.
Do not place
leaves in an area where you have previously had a fire. The city
will not vacuum leaves from these areas, because of the
potential of smoldering material igniting inside the leaf
Leaves may also be
burned in accordance with city ordinance. Copies of the
ordinance may be obtained by contacting City Hall.
Leaves may also be mulched with a
mulching blade on your lawn mower.
Should you have any questions or concerns about this leaf
collection program, please call City Hall at 792-3222.
[Text from file received from the city of Mount Pulaski]