City Set to Pick-Up Leaves

Two Pick-Ups Schedule for Each Neighborhood

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Leaf pick-up in the City’s 355 neighborhoods begins next Monday October 22, 2012.  The Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each neighborhood.  Crews will roll into the neighborhoods between October 22th and December 7, 2012. (See attached map)
 
Fort Wayne Leaf Pick-up 2012:
Oct. 22-26                   Central
Oct. 29-Nov. 2             South
November 5-9             North
November 12-16         Central
November 26-30         South
December 3-7              North
 
The week of November 19-23 will be used as a catch-up week due to any weather delays.
 
Leaf collection can occur on any day of the designated collection week. It is important for residents to have leaves ready for pick-up by 7:00am on Monday of their designated week. Crews cannot backtrack through neighborhoods.
 
Leaf collection is provided at the street only. Leaves are to be raked to the curb or park strip in front of the residence or placed in biodegradable bags for collection. Other yard waste should not be mixed with the leaves, and cars should not be parked over the leaves.
 
Residents can visit the City’s website at www.cityoffortwayne.org/leaves to view the schedule for their neighborhood. The site will be updated daily during the collection period with the latest information about where crews will be on a particular day. Additionally, residents can call the leaf pick-up hotline, 427-2302 to get daily updates.
 
To schedule a pick-up with biodegradable bags, residents can call 3-1-1. They will be picked-up within two business days.
 
Burning leaves within the City limits is a violation of City Code.  The fine is $50, $75 after 30 days (Ordinance #74.70)
 
As a safety precaution and to assist motorists, parents are reminded to not let children play in leaf piles near the street.