Great timing. Just in time for "Frankenstorm"! If they wait long enough the storm will take care of the leaves.
Photo: Fall leaf clean up begins
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 25, 2012 - 12:52pm
Fall has reached that point where it's pretty much time to start raking, mowing and blowing leaves.
Joe Pero was out on South Swan Street today blowing the leaves from his trees.
Here's an announcement from the city about leaf pickup:
City wide leaf pickup will start on Monday, Oct. 29.
One city crew will begin on River Street and head east across the south side of the city.
A second city crew will start on Grandview Terrace and head west across the north side of the city.
Residents on Oak, Main and Ellicott streets are asked to place their leaves in the parkway. All other residents are asked to place their leaves in the street near the curb line.
Leaf piles must be clear of sticks and foreign materials. The Bureau of Maintenance reminds residents that catch basins are to be kept clear of leaves. To ensure that leaves are picked up, residents are asked not to park their cars in the street where there are large piles of leaves to be picked up. Please do not pile leaves in front of mail boxes, around power poles, fences, fire hydrants or other obstacles.
Leaf pickup will continue as weather permits or through Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Starting Monday, Nov. 5, the Law Street Yard Waste Station hours will change to 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Residents are encouraged to bring leaves to the Yard Waste Station through the end of the season. (It is estimated the Yard Waste Station will remain open through Saturday, Dec. 8, before closing for the season.)
Some people have told me they've seen a forecast for snow next week. The forecast on Weather.com for the next 10 days has rain every day starting Saturday, but no snow.