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City leaf pickup program begins Monday

(Talk of the Town photo by Jennifer Zartman Romano) The fall colors seem to be at their peak right now across the community -- but we can all agree they look better on the trees! As the leaves pile up, city crews will begin removing them from curbs around Columbia City.

From reports

The City of Columbia City will begin its annual leaf pickup on Monday, October 21, 2013. 
This program allows homeowners a chance to have their leaves picked up once a week for 6 weeks.
Residents are asked to have the leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday morning to guarantee pickup. 
Please do not put limbs in or on top of the leaves. This will cause damage to the leaf vacuum.  Due to time constraints on street department crews, leaves will not be raked from behind parked cars. Leaves will only be picked up along the streets and not in alleys.  Leaves are not to be raked into the street because they can cause storm drains to become clogged.
All leaves collected will be located at Morsches Park back by the pond.  The leaves will be ground up in early April for leaf mulch. Residents are welcome to help themselves to the leaves at any time. 
Leaf pickup dates for Columbia City include:
Week of - October 21, 2013
Week of - October 28, 2013
Week of - November 4, 2013
Week of - November 11, 2013
Week of - November 18, 2013
Week of - November 25, 2013

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