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As of Oct. 1, Public Works began their leaf pickup process for the fall season. Starting at the heaviest littered areas first, city crews will be working from now until the first snow to pick up bagged or raked leaves left by residents at the curbside or in the ditch line.
Residents can call the City Garage at 304-291-7465 to request service at a specific location. Residents are asked not to mix garbage, branches, or other yard waste in with their leaf piles.
“By removing leaves from sidewalks and streets, we are helping to provide a safer community for our citizens,” said Public Works Superintendent Harry Dalton. “Wet leaves are slick and can be a hazard to pedestrians walking on the sidewalks, and cyclists and vehicles on the roadways.”
Currently, there is no designated compost area to dump the leaves or organization to donate the collected leaves to, but Public Works is actively looking for an individual or organization interested in using the leaves for compost or fill. Anyone interested can call the City Garage at 304-291-7465.