Leaf collection ahead of schedule

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Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Leaf Collection Ahead of Schedule
Crews Move North this Afternoon

Weather is always a factor in the amount of leaves that fall when the City starts its we start our collection process. While many leaves were down in the City’s south side neighborhoods, crews were able to complete the first passage of south neighborhoods ahead of schedule. Crews have now moved into the north side neighborhoods where collection was to begin on Monday. Being ahead of schedule, will not cause missed pick-ups for those residents who were planning on the Monday pick-up.

“Sometimes it takes 4 days to get through a section of town and sometimes 6 or 7 days. It always depends on the amount of leaves that have fallen. We will be in the northern neighborhoods today where many of the residents have already placed leaves in the park strip. Those that were planning to be ready next Monday will be revisited next week. It is important to take advantage of the weather conditions we currently have because we know weather can change as we get closer to December,” said Bob Kennedy, Director of Public Works for the City of Fort Wayne.

Residents can track progress online at cityoffortwayne.org/leaves. The page is updated each afternoon and pinpoints not only the section of town crews are working in, but also the exact neighborhood. Additionally, residents can call the leaf pick-up hotline, 427-2302 to get daily updates.

Each of the City’s 355 neighborhoods will receive two separate sweeps during the collection process. Residents are asked to have their leaves at the curb by 7:00 A.M. on their scheduled collection week.

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