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Last two days to drop off leaves for composting Dec. 1 and 2

The City Street Division continues its annual stormwater cleanup effort this week to prevent the clogging of stormwater inlets.  City trucks will be staged at the following locations to collect the leaves picked up by City street sweepers.  Residents can also drop off their leaves to these trucks between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


         Wed, Dec. 1 - Chelton Rd. and Alpine Pl.

         Thursday, Dec. 2 - Oro Blanco Dr. and Portrait Pl.


*Please Note: These locations are subject to change due to inclement weather and trucks may be gone for short periods of time to dump the leaves when the truck beds are full.  Citizens may call Streets Dispatch at 385-5934 for information.

If leaves are brought in plastic bags, the bags will need to be emptied and taken with the resident.  Hazardous materials, plastics, branches and other items are not allowed. Leaves will be taken to the City Street Division?s recycle yard and turned into compost, which will be available to citizens in the spring. 

Drop off at the City Transit Depository has been cancelled for Dec. 4. An alternative is Rocky Top Resources (1755 East Las Vegas Street).  Rocky Top Resources takes leaves for recycling (residential only) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Recycling is free with a canned good donation for Care and Share.