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Update on the City’s 2016 Leaf Collection

December 13, 2016

Due to the late leaf drop this year — and subsequent snow fall events and forecasts for further snow and ice conditions — collection crews will extend the leaf collection effort for an indefinite period past the original scheduled ending date of Dec. 16.

“We will work in leaf collection as much as possible between storm events until the leaves are collected,” said Chris Perry, city arborist and manager of the division of streets and forestry. “City crews will be out in force when weather conditions permit leaf pick-up.”

Residents are asked to refrain from parking on the street when No Parking for Leaf Collection signs are posted on utility poles and additional No Parking signs posted for individual tree lawns so that crews can collect the remaining leaves. Also, please contain leaves to the tree lawn and do not push them into the street, which hampers both leaf collection and snow and ice control efforts.

As of Dec. 9, the city has made two complete passes through the entire city and the following high leaf volume areas have been collected three times: Clifton Blvd., Lake Ave. and the Clifton Park Neighborhood. A third citywide pass through the entire city began on Dec. 12 starting at the west end of Lakewood and will continue as weather permits.