City’s leaf collection starts Monday

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Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

City’s leaf collection starts Monday
Residents can contact 311 for bagged leaf pick-up in 2 business days

The City of Fort Wayne’s leaf collection will start Monday in the central section as outlined on the leaf collection map.

Residents need to have all leaves to the parkstrip or curb by 7 a.m. Monday during that week’s collection. Other yard waste should not be mixed with the leaves, and cars should not be parked over the leaves. Leaves in plastic bags will not be picked up.

The south section is scheduled to start Nov. 2 and the north section Nov. 9.

Starting Monday, residents who bagged their leaves in biodegradable bags can call 3-1-1 or 427-8311, One Call to City Hall, to request priority pick-up within two business days. The City will also take online bagged leaf pick-up requests starting Monday on-line.

Residents can check on-line to view the daily schedule and leaf collection map. The site will be updated daily during the collection period with information about where crews will be on a particular day. The leaf pick-up hotline at 427-2302 will have daily updates.

The 2009 leaf pick-up will have two collections for each address.

The Street Department will be in the following sections for 2009:

  • Monday to Friday: Central
  • November 2nd to 6th: South
  • November 9th to 13th: North
  • November 16th to 20th: Central
  • November 29th to December 4th: South
  • December 7th to 11th: North

The week of November 23rd to November 27th will be used as a catch-up week due to any weather delays.

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  1. As I was watching 2 city workers clean out the storm drains of leaf clutter in the pouring rain, with a brand new truck idling nearby, it reminded me again, the devotion of enormous amounts of labor, money, and pollution to the city’s ritual of removing matter from the city scapes, our lawns(not mine), only to replace it from other sources.
    Why are prople paying to have leaves, and such removed from their lawns; leaves are a free commodity; then paying for it again in bags, or in bulk as treated compost to spread back over their lawns and gardens?
    Are there alternatives? Yes!
    MOW leaves to return organic matter to the soil.
    MULCH leaves in bins or piles to create high quality humus for gardening or landscaping.
    CREATE large areas where leaves can lay where fallen. People around here have lots of trees, and also have expansive park-like lawns to let leaves lay evenly distributed.
    This lessons the need for specialized collection systems(vehicles) and centralized composting facilities, and leaves left are a valuable product that enhances the soil to increase the growth, and health of yards or gardens.


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