First Weekend to Rake Leaves in Eastern Ward 1 for the 2013 Fall Season

The first round of leaf collection for residents of Ward 1 living east of 16th Street is from November 18th to November 30th. If you have leaves please have them raked and out by Sunday, November 17th for collection. Below is the map showing the area where leaf collection will begin on Monday.

Ward 1 2013 leaf collection map

DPW uses vacuum trucks to collect the bulk of the leaves, which are then composted. DPW urges residents to follow the schedule when planning to rake loose leaves into piles in the curbside treebox space for collection.

DPW will collect bagged leaves from the treebox space as well. In neighborhoods with alley trash/recycling collections, bagged leaves also may be placed where trash and recycling are collected. These leaves will be disposed with the trash as space allows in the truck.

Tips for a Smooth-Running Leaf Collection Season

  • Rake leaves into the treebox space the weekend before your street’s schedule collection week. Once DPW serves the area, they will not return until the next scheduled leaf collection week.
  • Please – leaves only! Tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., will damage the equipment and delay collections.
  • Do not put leaves in the street.

There will be a second round of leaf collection later in December. To participate in that, rake leaves out by Sunday December 15th for collection the week of December 16 to 28.

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3 Comments on “First Weekend to Rake Leaves in Eastern Ward 1 for the 2013 Fall Season”

  1. imgoph Says:

    Interesting that the city still uses old maps of the wards…seems sloppy.

  2. Aaron_on_Luray Says:

    Hi Kent,

    What do we do if we do not have tree boxes or alley garbage pick up? Currently I have all my bags of laces sitting on the sidewalk in front of my house. Is this what we’re supposed to do in this situation?


  3. a nonny mouse Says:

    Keefer is overrun with leaves that had been raked into treeboxes for last week’s pickup (which never came) – can you clarify if all streets get this service, or is it that streets with alley trash pickup *only* can dispose of leaves along with their garbage?

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