DeKALB – City workers will begin picking up leaves from residents’ parkways starting Oct. 15. Residents should rake the leaves the weekend before city workers are scheduled to come by. Raking leaves into the street could cause flooding during a storm.
From Oct. 15 to 19, leaf pickup will occur in all of DeKalb. After that, pickups only will occur in certain sections of the city. From Oct. 22 to 26, city workers will collect leaves south of and including Lincoln Highway. From Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, city workers will collect leaves north of Lincoln Highway.
Public Works Director T.J. Moore said leaf collection could be extended depending on the weather. Leaf collection will occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., as weather permits. Leaves should be free of extraneous items, such as sticks and rocks.
Alternatives also are available for residents. Waste Management will pick up leaves during garbage days if they are in open garbage cans or yard waste bags.
Residents also can dump leaves into landscape waste dumpsters. The dumpsters are at the southeast corner of 7th and Oak streets, Fire Station No. 2 at 1154 S. 7th St., and the City Garden plots at 950 W. Dresser Road.
For more information, call 815-748-2040.