Three weeks left in the fall leaf-pick program

The village’s annual fall leaf pick-up program continues through Dec. 5.

The program is designed to keep village streets cleaner and safer and to help keep leaves out of sewers and storm drains. The village provides free, unlimited weekly curbside collected of leaves in kraft paper yard waste bags. Plastic bags will not be picked up.

Pick-up runs for a total of six weeks in conjunction with regularly-scheduled weekly yard waste pick-up by Republic Services. Leaf pick-up is complimentary; other yard waste will require a yard waste sticker.

Bagged leaves should be placed in the parkway along the curb by 6 a.m. on scheduled pick-up dates. Bags may not exceed 34 gallons or 60 pounds.

Do not put bags in the street, and do not blow or rake leaves into the street as it causes issues with storm water drainage.

In some cases, due to volume, collection may run behind (i.e., Monday collection being completed on Tuesday); however, every household will receive one collection in each of the six weeks.

Residents also may choose to keep the leaves on their property to be composted for use as mulch. The village forester highly recommends the use of compost for keeping plants and trees healthy.