Leaf removal in the autumn is a monumental project that strains the resources of the DPW. During the period of leaf drop from about October to mid-December (see your recycling calendar for specific information) residents are permitted to rake leaves, loose grass, and small plants into the roadway at curbside.
The DPW collects leaves daily during this period, but the volume is so great and the weather is so unpredictable, that the leaf pickup cannot be scheduled. Be careful to only place leaves, grass cuttings, and small plant material in the leaf piles in the street. Do not place logs, branches, stones, or large plant material in the street during the leaf collection period, as they are not suitable for composting and could damage the street cleaning equipment.