Vandalia to begin leaf collection

Staff report

VANDALIA — With cooler weather finally in the forecast, we’re expecting trees to begin the slow process of letting go of all of their leaves. That means that soon, we’ll all be raking our leaves to the curb and waiting for them to be picked up.

The plan is for every street to be visited by leaf collection crews at least four times over the course of the fall.

We always publish a map that breaks the City into zones and then lists the dates that each zone will be visited.

If you’re someone who has a hard time reading the map or determining your zone, you can access a leaf collection schedule online that lists the exact dates for every City street.

Other reminders include:

  • Leaves mixed with twigs, grass or branches cannot be collected.
  • Leaves, under, between or around parked cars cannot be collected. Move your vehicles off the street on your scheduled collection day to help expedite collection and insure the safety of our crews.
  • Leaves can be placed in regular trash bags after November 1 until March for collection on your regular pickup day. Residents are asked to place no more than two bags of leaves out per week.

Residents are asked to NOT rake limbs or brush into the street – it can damage the city’s equipment and clog storm sewer drains. Yard waste can be placed at the curb for normal weekly pickup.

Yard brush and limbs can also be dropped at the city’s large-item drop off, held the second Saturday of eachy month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the city garage, 97 Clubhouse Way.

Staff report

If you have questions about yard waste, call the City of Vandalia at 898-5891.

If you have questions about yard waste, call the City of Vandalia at 898-5891.