Posted: Monday, October 7th 2013 at 1:08pm
Curbside leaf pickup begins
GAINESVILLE - Curbside leaf pickup began in Gainesville today and will continue until January.
During this time leaves may be placed in piles along the back of the curb and will be removed by vacuum machines.
To expedite matters, the city asks that you follow these procedures:
• Do not place piles of leaves in or on the street. This creates a driving hazard, and could result in an accident. Also, leaves placed on the street are often washed into the City’s storm sewer during rain events, and cause potential flooding problems for you or your neighbors.
• Please place your leaves in long narrow piles along the back of the curb. Please remove all trash, dirt, brush clippings, grass clippings, rocks, limbs or sticks longer than six inches. These sticks and other yard waste can damage mulching equipment, and piles containing these items will not be collected.
For leaf collection, the city has been divided into two zones:
ZONE 1: Contains all portions of the City west of a line down Thompson Bridge Road (SR60), along Green Street and south along E.E. Butler (US 129).
ZONE 2: Contains all portions of the City east and north of a line down Thompson Bridge Road (SR60), along Green Street and south along E.E. Butler (US129).
Leaf collection will alternate between the two zones as follows:
ZONE 1: 1st & 3rd week of month.
ZONE 2: 2nd & 4th week of month.
City officials asked that you please have all leaves placed at curbside no later than Monday morning of each week listed above. Leaves not placed at curbside by Monday morning may not be picked up if City crews have already completed pickup in that area. The City will not vary from the schedule outlined above, nor will it entertain any special requests.
If you have any questions concerning these policies, please contact the Street Maintenance Division Office at 770-532-0379.
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