Tuesday, October 12, 2010
CITY TO CONTINUE FALL LEAF PICKUP PROGRAM UNCHANGED
The City of Springfield's 2010 fall leaf pickup program will begin on Monday, November 1, and end on Friday, November 12.
“Even though the economy has kept city revenue depressed, we have decided not to cut back the Fall leaf pickup program this year,” Mayor Tim Davlin said. “We will be providing the same program that we provided last year. While it is difficult to predict when leaves will fall, this city-sponsored leaf pickup program will help residents to get rid of the bulk of their leaves by eliminating the need to purchase stickers for each bag.”
In order for residents to take advantage of the program, they should place leaves in paper yard waste bags or cans marked "YARDWASTE" at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday of each week. If they are not left by Monday of the second week, they may not get picked up. Do not remove the bagged leaves or cans from the curb once you place them there.
Plastic bags will not be accepted. Leaves left on boulevards will not be picked up. They should be placed at the end of driveways or on parkways. Leaves should be placed in paper yardwaste bags--not grocery sacks or boxes. Do not put any sort of tape on the bag to seal it shut as the tape is not recyclable.
Waste cans are acceptable, but they cannot weigh more than 60 pounds and must be marked "yardwaste" in letters large enough to be seen from the street by the drivers. Bags containing grass are not part of the program and will require a sticker for pick up. They will not be picked up until after the City’s Fall leaf pick up program is completed.