Last Day for Village Leaf Pick-up is Friday

Place leaf piles on the parkway near the curb and small piles of leaves or sticks and garden debris into paper bags for collection on your normal garbage day.

Get those leaves on the curb by Friday — the last day of pick-up by the village before it begins to prepare its leaf-collecting trucks for winter operations.

Place leaf piles on the parkway near the curb. Small piles of leaves or sticks and garden debris should be put into paper bags for collection on your normal garbage day as they may become buried under an early season snow fall.

The village asks residents not rake leaves into the street as leaf nutrients leach out by rain end up flowing into storm sewers and into our lakes and river.

Additionally, the village encourages residents mulch leaves by mowing them into their lawns. Chopped up leaves feed lawns and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

EmpthyCursed December 07, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Why friday? Why not sunday so people have the weekend? Never want to help out the working class...frustrating... Im sure people who work during the week are going to rush home tomorrow to do some last minute raking... Well I guess I will get ready for one of those village letters in the spring.
Alol December 07, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Or Monday, at least? Actually, I thought the cutoff was last week because on the village website it says the leaf vacuum goes until the first friday of the month, which was actually the 1st so I raced, *literally* raced to rake up the remaining leaves in my yard, and I started to panic when no one picked them up all week. I had to call village hall and was reassured when I learned I had another week. *phew!* I was NOT looking forward to bagging those leaves.
Cricket December 07, 2012 at 01:47 PM
What you should really do is mow or mulch your leaves. It's much better for your grass and provides it with nutrients as the leaves further break down. Their just leaves really, nothing to get so fired up about.
Alol December 07, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Well, the threat of a fine is enough to get me "fired up". And I hate the look of brown leaves on a lawn without snow on it, or the slimy remains of the leaves in the spring.


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