Leaf Removal

 
By ordinance, open burning is not allowed in the City. Therefore, the City provides a Leaf Removal Program. Rake them to the curb* and the Street Department will pick them up. The program operates in the fall from mid-October to mid-November and again in the spring from mid-April to mid-May. For information, call the Street Department, 293-5518. 
 
*Please do not put leaves or leaf piles in the street.  Leaf piles in the street can cause safety issues and clog our storm drains.  

Fall 2018 Leaf Pick Up!

The leaf pickup program will begin on Monday, October 22 and end on Friday, December 14, as weather permits.

 

A complete schedule of leaf pickup is listed below.

 

WHAT: Zone A fall leaf pickup

WHEN: Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26 and Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 23

WHERE: Neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and west of Johnson Street

 

WHAT: Zone B fall leaf pickup

WHEN: Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 and Monday, November 26 through Friday, November 30

WHERE: Neighborhoods north of the St. Joseph River and east of Johnson Street

 

WHAT: Zone C fall leaf pickup

WHEN: Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 9 and Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 7

WHERE: Neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and east of Third/Main Street

 

WHAT: Zone D fall leaf pickup

WHEN: Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16 and Monday, December 10 through Friday, December 14

WHERE: Neighborhoods south of the St. Joseph River and west of Third/Main Street

 

As these dates approach, below are some helpful tips for residents:

1.   Leaves should be placed in a separate pile from brush and limbs. Leaf machines are designed to pick up leaves only. Sticks will clog the machines, causing delays.

2.   City ordinance states that citizens should rake their leaves to the curb, but not extending into the street, in accordance with the posted pickup schedule. Leaves can easily clog the storm   
      sewer grates and may cause flooding.

3.   Brush and limbs should also be stacked on the curb, but not extending into the street, the day before your trash is scheduled to be picked up.

 

For additional questions regarding leaf pickup, please contact the Elkhart Street Department at 293-5518. Residents may also choose to dispose of their own leaves by taking them to the Elkhart County Landfill. For more information on disposing of leaves at the Landfill, please call 522-2581.

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