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Posted on: September 19, 2011

[ARCHIVED] 2011 Fall Leaf Pick-up Program

The Public Works Department will be collecting leaves from October 10 through November 23. Leaves will be collected every other week from each Village street. Leaves may be raked to the curb and street gutters to be removed by the Village's Public Works Department. Leaves should not be bagged for disposal, and no yard waste stickers are required for this service. We ask your cooperation in placing the leaves at the proper location as explained in more detail below:

• Leaves on curbed streets should be raked into the gutter.

• Leaves on La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, 47th Street, and East Avenue should be placed on the parkway.

• Please windrow your leaves evenly approximately one foot from the curb or edge of pavement.

• Do not rake leaves into one large pile.

• All leaves must be free of brush, branches, and other debris.

• Do not add brush, grass clippings or yard waste to leaf piles. The collection program is for leaves only.

• Keep catch basins clear of raked leaves. Clogged basins may cause street flooding.

• In the case of a snow event, we will make every effort to finish leaf collection once snow clearing operations have been completed.
As an alternative to raking and hauling leaves, residents should consider composting leaves or using them as mulch to cover a garden for the winter. Please note that leaves may be slippery when wet and to drive safely around large leaf piles. When the Fall leaf collection program is not in effect, leaves can be included as part of the regular yardwaste collection process from April 1 to December 15.
For more information please contact the Department of Public Works at (708) 579-2328.

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