Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Mount Pulaski advises of leaf collection dates

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[October 15, 2009]  MOUNT PULASKI -- The city leaf collection program in Mount Pulaski began this week and will run to Dec. 7. The city is using a leaf vacuum to assist residents with the disposal of leaves.

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.

  • The leaf vacuum is designed for leaf removal only. Do not place sticks, limbs or other debris in the leaf pile. These foreign materials may cause damage to the machine and possible injury to city personnel.


  • 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 the pavement.

  • For safety and visibility, keep the leaf piles no higher than 3 feet.

  • Leaves should be placed and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on Mondays. The city intends to collect leaves every Monday at a minimum.

  • 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 vacuum.

  • 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]

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