Our recent Indian summer has been ideal for raking leaves from lawns and parkways, removing yard waste from gardens and clearing catch basin grates before icy temperatures arrive.
If you currently receive City garbage collection, the City’s Department of Streets and Sanitation will help by making special pickups of bagged leaf and other yard waste. Just put it into any sort of bag (paper bag not necessary) and place the bags next to your black refuse and blue recycling carts in the alley or at the curb.
Then call 311 to schedule a pickup. City crews will take the bags to be composted. You can schedule these special pickups now through Wednesday, November 30th.
As a reminder, yard waste should not be thrown into the blue recycling cart, as it contaminates the recycling stream. Only buildings with regular city garbage pickups (single family homes and small multi-unit buildings of four units or less) can have yard waste collected through 311.
Buildings with 5+ units may have the option
Questions? Reply to this email or call 773-338-5796.