Fall Leaf Collection

October 16 through December 31

photo of leaf collectionLeaf Collection

October 16 - December 31

Update: December 5, 2017

This is the time of year where leaf collection is the heaviest and the Public Works Department is working hard to get the leaves picked up on all streets within the city limits as well as city parks and Oakdale Cemetery.  Additional temporary staff has been hired and the department responsible for leaf collection has recently started working 10 hour days and will continue this for the next couple of weeks to help get through this period.  We are currently removing leaves at a rate of 175 to 200 cubic yards of ground leaves per day which equates to approximately 80 to 100 tons per day depending on moisture content. We anticipate finishing the latest round through the city (which started roughly 3 weeks ago) by the middle of next week and plan to make another complete round before the end of December. 

Residents are asked to rake their leaves as close to the street, curb or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the road or on the sidewalk. Residents do not need to call for this service because our staff will continue collecting leaves through December.  Also, this collection process is separate from our brush collection crews so residents will need to keep the brush and leaves in separate piles.  Please do not bag your leaves and please do not place your leaves in the road as they could be washed down to the storm drain and cause flooding in the road.

Thank you for your continued cooperation with leaf collection!

If you have questions about leaf collection, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 697-3084.

Posted by Tammie Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:36:00 AM